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Let it Rain!


Watergate were so excited to return to school, after a relaxing half term, to find their classroom had been transformed into the Amazon Rainforest- giving us a clue about this half term’s focus.


Listening to relaxing rainforest sounds the children created the front covers of their topic books using watercolours- well done Watergate.

The children completed a KWl grid, detailing what they already know about the rainforests and what they want to know. As the week progressed we kick started our learning by locating the different rainforests on a map of the world before focusing our research on The Amazon Rainforest. The children used websites, books, magazine articles and fact files to collate information and presented their findings on a PicCollage- super research skills Watergate.


Can you find any more facts on these websites?

National Geographic: Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest Facts

Watergate have focused on word problems in maths this week. By highlighting the vocabulary used, the children were able to understand what operation is needed. For example, Watergate can confidently link the word ‘altogether’ with addition and ‘shared’ with division. Please support your child’s understanding of how to tackle word problems by working together on this week’s homework.


Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 2 Team.

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