Focus on Year 2

This week the Otters have been finding out about the incredible engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. They learnt about his upbringing and how his French engineer father, Marc Brunel, was determined to make Isambard the best engineer in the world – and he certainly succeeded! They looked at the variety of projects that Brunel worked on such as the Box Tunnel, the Clifton Suspension bridge, the Great Western Railway and dockyard. They enjoyed learning about the SS Great Britain and painted some great pictures of the ship. In PSHE the theme is currently all about money. Questions like what money is used for and how it is spent, such as bank cards, cash, bank transfers etc where all discussed. They class kept me on my toes when talking about inflation of toys, mortgages and insurance – I thought I was in an A Level business class at one stage! In maths the children are continuing to work on multiplication and division and in SPaG, the focus has been on verbs.

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