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Science day

Year 2 learnt all about Gentoo penguins and their habitat this morning. We had lots of questions about penguins and did some fact finding.  The children were challenged to build a nest that would withstand rain and wind and they could only use their beaks to collect their nest materials (a peg).  We had some extremely strong structures that protected the penguin eggs well against the weather and could appreciate how hard the penguins work to build their nests.  We used our previous Science learning to ensure the tests were fair, testing each nest in the same way and using a 1m ruler to measure the distance. It was great fun and a brilliant way to be scientists.

World Book Day

We really enjoyed sharing our book characters today. Well done Year 2 for your fabulous costumes and props.

 

We have enjoyed reading the story ‘The way back home’ and writing our own version from the alien’s point of view.  
 

We also made a leaf template, cut out, stitched and embellished our leaves as part of a whole school art project based upon books about trees and forests.

The children worked really hard to build a strong, stable structure with a working winding mechanism. They followed their designs, they experimented, investigated, problem-solved and used trial and error to build, adapt and improve their brilliant wells.

Drama workshop - a jungle adventure!

Gym - strong shapes and balances

Science - exploring which materials make the best mop and catapult

The children designed their own cup cake and used a pinch pot technique to create the base.  They then moulded and joined the frosting and added decoration before finally painting their creations. 

Christmas 

 

It was busy December. First we had our fantastic Nativity performances where Year 2 excelled themselves with acting, learning words and singing brilliantly.  After that we all enjoyed our Christmas lunch, activities and and party games. Lots of fun was had by all.  

Puppets

 

Year 2 did a fantastic job designing and making their own finger puppets based on fairytale characters. The children used templates to cut out the felt parts and joined the parts using running stitch and glue. 

Clay cupcakes

 

We designed our own cup cake inspired by the fairy tale story of Hansel and Gretel.  We learnt how to make a pinch pot and created the base of a cup cakes.  We then moulded the clay to create the decorative top part of the cup cake. Our amazing creations are now  drying and we are looking forward to painting them after Christmas.

Remembrance

 

Year 2 walked to the war memorial today for a moment of quiet reflection and to leave their poppies.

Everybody has also made a poppy for our iron soldier at school with many thoughtful messages of thanks and gratitude. Well done Year 2! 

The children enjoyed taking part in the Starlight Gymnastics Festival today. They all put in lots of effort and were enthusiastic about learning new movements, shapes and balances.

We have been using charcoal and sketching pencils to investigate and create light, dark, shapes and lines in our Art lessons. Here is some of the fantastic work so far.

 

In Science, our investigation surprised us when the bread that had been touched by clean hands had the most mould on it! We are observing changes over time so we will make further observations and maybe our prediction that the bread touched by dirty hands will have the most mould, will turn out to be correct in the end.

 

In PSHE we have been thinking about keeping safe, all of the children had a go at tying shoelaces and created posters to warn about the dangers of making risky choices.

Well done on an excellent start to Year 2 everyone! Our book corner is proving very popular and we have been doing lots of fabulous learning all about adjectives and conjunctions in English and counting and partitioning with tens and ones in Maths. 
 

From Monday 20th September, the door will be open from 8:35am and the children can come straight on in to the classroom.  We will meet them there.

Welcome to Year 2 - 2021/2022

 

Welcome to Year 2. We are very excited to welcome all the children back to school. Please check the class blog regularly as it is updated with lots of photos and information about what the children have been learning in school.

 

Miss Armstrong, Mrs Rafferty, Miss Moore & Mrs Skinner

Meet the teacher - Y2

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