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Welcome to class 2A at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the careful guidance of Mrs Amblin, we will blog to the Big Wide World.

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ACE Readers and Writers in 2A

This week we have been hooking our English work with the story, Little Beauty by Anthony Brown. This is a story about an unlikely friendship between a gorilla and a kitten. You can hear the story below:

We started our learning journey by applying our noticing and wondering skills to the front cover. Next, we tested our knowledge of the story with some questions that challenged our comprehension.

Then we started to think about how the story was put together by sequencing pictures of key events.

The final step is putting this knowledge of what makes a great story into writing our own. But first, it’s so important to plan. We used the story telling hand to help us plan some amazing stories before writing them.

What a busy week! WELL DONE 2A!

Searching for Shapes around school

Our outdoor learning this week took on a maths slant. We decided to go on a shape hunt around school, we looked for squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, pentagons and hexagons. Some shapes were easy to see in the different buildings around school, some shapes, like the pentagon, we harder, not impossible, to spot! We searched the mosaic for a long time before finding a piece that had five sides.

ACE Geographers river mapping

This week in Geography we mapped the long journey of the River Aire.
The River Aire starts it’s journey at Malham Tarn and then winds through many villages, towns and cities, including Bradford and Leeds, to it’s mouth at the River Ouse. We drew this journey with our partners and added labels to show different parts of the journey.

We’ve also been working really hard on our handwriting in the last couple of weeks, and it’s great to see this focus on the formation of our letters feeding into our work in other subject areas.
Well done Year 2!!