Puma class kicked off the week with a fact file matching game about our new author study, Oliver Jeffers. We worked in groups to read a series of questions and a series of answers before trying to match them up. We then looked at one of his books 'Lost and Found', a gorgeous story about a boy and a penguin. Puma class did some great hot seating (pretending to be a character from the story and answering questions posed to them). We also had some great discussions about the feelings of the main characters during the beginning, middle and end of the story.
This week sees the last part of our current Literacy work on traditional stories by Hans Christian Andersen. Puma class produced some absolutely brilliant endings to the story of The Little Match Girl last week after exploring emotive language and imagery used in the story. Puma class's first debate about the main character's father in the story was very interesting and everyone had some great thoughts and comments to share about him. This week children worked hard on identifying adjectives and descriptive phrases in a large selection of Hans Christian Andersen stories. We read some stories and also compiled lists of different ending types. The final piece of work this week was creating our own adventure story for Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier character. As these stories travel around the world being translated in many different languages, we chose this time to focus on our third explorer who attempted to travel around the world, Amelia Earhart. We had some small group discussions about what might have happened to her over the Pacific Ocean. We traced her route and practised some great mapping skills and grid references. We also chose either Captain Cook or Zheng He and created diagrams to compare their lives and experiences from what we have learnt so far. Great job Pumas!
Welcome to Puma Class
Mr. Tony Pickhaver
Puma Class Teacher
Year 2 Team Leader
Mrs. Vivi Bian
Puma Class Learning Assistant
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