Children in year 2 have been making ‘Rainbow’ themed pictures and paintings to hang in their windows to help people stay happy and positive as they stay in their homes. Children have produced amazing ‘rainbow’ pictures with the motto: “Stay home, stay safe, stay positive”.
As part of our unit on Living things and their habitat, children have enjoyed spending time in the sunshine, outside in their gardens, finding habitats and carrying out a minibeast hunt. They used identification keys to help familiarise themselves with the creatures they may have found. Lots of children sent photos of their creepy crawly findings!!!
To continue our history work on the theme of ‘Explorers’, children have thought about where in the world they would like to explore. They have thought about where they would go and why. They have researched some of the places they might like to explore to find out more about them. Some children have even dressed up as explorers and have enjoyed exploring around their own homes.
Well done to everyone in class 6 for dressing up for World Book day today. All of the children looked wonderful and made such a good effort. We had princesses, super heroes, animals, fairies and wizards and many more amazing characters. We enjoyed reading and sharing stories with each other throughout the day.
For International Day, the school focus was ‘Africa’. During the morning, Year 2 took part in an African Dance workshop, which used elements of various African dances and tribal moves. Each class then had a chance to perform using the new hall lights and sound systems. It was a great fun taking part and watching the performances.
In the afternoon, Miss Major gave a presentation on Rwanda and her visit to the Mountain Gorillas. To follow up, the children learned how to draw Gorillas and make a collage background forest out of different papers. Look at our display outside the classroom, next time you visit!
This half term, children in Class 6 have been doing a Design Technology topic on
‘Bread’. We started by tasting some different breads, before going on to learn about the journey of bread and making our own bread rolls. The children got to take home one of their bread rolls, as well as taste one at school. The bread rolls were a success and there were lots of positive comments on how delicious they tasted. Within the topic, we also combined some mapping skills to find out where different breads came from and how they might be eaten with different foods.
In DT we have been learning about bread making and production. We have been learning about different types of breads and different breads from around the world. In our English lesson, we have been learning about following and writing instructions. Today, we had to follow the instructions very carefully in order to learn how to make our own bread rolls. Once they were cooked, we evaluated our rolls to see how they tasted. They were very successful as we all really enjoyed eating them.
Well done to all of those children who worked very hard on their Pick ’N’ Mix homework over the Christmas holidays. We have seen a good variety of work and it has helped prepare the children for our next geography topic. Today, we shared the maps of our journey to school that the children have completed at home. There was some really good examples and children were able to talk about the road names and places they may pass as they come to school each day.
After lots of rehearsals and singing lessons, today the children in year 2 performed their Christmas Nativity - ‘The Meaning of Christmas’. All of the children did an amazing job. We had great singing, fantastic narrating and super actors all performing on the stage. It was a lovely start to Christmas. A massive well done to class 5 and class 6! Thank you to all of the parents, family and friends who came to watch. We hope you enjoyed it!
A massive thank you to all of the parents who came in to share with the children the work that they have been doing so far this year. The children were so proud to be able to talk about and show people what they have done. All of the children did an excellent job as they spoke to parents and presented their work. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.
Children in year 2 have produced some excellent art work with the theme of “Winter”. Children used blues and purples to create a wintry sky. They used careful cutting skills to create a silhouette of a tree. As part of their homework, children drew British countryside wildlife. They then sketched and drew a fox to stick onto their finished painting. They look wonderful!
Today we were introduced to our new history topic on Florence Nightingale. During this half term we will be thinking about ‘Why do we remember Florence Nightingale?’. We will be looking at the impact she has made on modern nursing of today. In today’s lesson we discussed and shared some ideas about Victorian medicine and modern day medicine. We role played as nurses and patients and compared the different ways we may have been treated.
In today’s Geography lesson we talked about foods from different countries. We were able to try some of the foods that we discussed. We have a variety of opinions on what we thought about the things that we tasted. Some of us loved them, some of us were not so sure! The important thing was that we learnt about what countries and what continents some of our everyday foods have originated from.
Some of the foods that we were able to try were: Coffee from Brazil, Naan bread from India, Croissant from France, Blueberries from USA and Figs from Egypt.
Well done to all of the children in class 6 who have settled into year 2 so well. All of the children have been working very hard and are adapting to the new challenges of year 2.
In English we have been enjoying the stories of ‘The Tiger who came to Tea” and “On the way home”. In maths we have been learning about place value and extending our understanding of numbers to 100. In our geography lessons we have been learning about our world and we are learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We have been trying to make our own globes using balloons. It has been messy but lots of fun!
To help us learnt the names of the 5 oceans we have also learnt a song to help us. We have enjoyed singing this in class.
As an introduction to our new history topic on Transport we visited Haynes Motor Museum. We were given a really interesting tour of the museum where we saw many different types of car, ranging from the first ever car invented to fast, expensive supercars of the modern day. We were able to ‘ride’ on a motorbike and also sit very comfortably in an old American Cadillac. We took part in a workshop where we learnt about the assembly line of Henry Ford. By working as a team and having specific jobs to do, we were able to build our own small model cars in a much quicker and more efficient way. We had a fantastic day and many of us have said we would love to go back with our families!
As an introduction to our new geography topic on Kenya we took Year 2 children on a school trip to Longleat Safari Park. Despite the rain and cold weather we had a fantastic time and children’s behaviour and enthusiasm to learn about the animals was excellent. We began our day with a trip around the safari park. Although some animals were looking rather cold and wet, some definitely came out to ‘perform’ for us. The lions and tigers were all on the prowl and the wolves took a liking to us and were trying to circle around our coach! We managed to find the one and only dry spot in Longleat and enjoyed our lunch together. We followed this with a jungle cruise. The highlight of this was when the man fed the very hungry sea lions. They were splashing up against the boat to try and catch some fish. It was a wonderful day and we all want home very tired.
In RE we have started learning about the Easter Story and why Easter is an important celebration for Christians. We worked in teams to match pictures and sentences telling the story. We had to organise the pictures into the order in which they happened.
Today we enjoyed a poetry session with Pete the Poet. Year 2 focussed on the ‘Otter’. We enjoyed thinking about vocabulary connected with otters and their behaviours and characteristics. We all worked together to help produce a poem about this wonderful animal. We are hoping to share our poem with some of the children in other year groups in this week’s assembly.
A massive well done to all of the children who worked so hard with their recent ‘pick and mix’ homework on Earnest Shakleton. We received some amazing posters, fact files and handmade ships. The children were all able to share their homework with their peers and show off some of the great work they have been doing at home. A huge thank you to some of those parents and grown ups who enjoyed helping out with this!!
As part of our RE unit on celebrations we have been learning about weddings. To help us to understand what happens during a christian wedding, we held a year group wedding of our own. We all had different roles to play within the wedding such as bride, groom, bridesmaids, best man, mother and father of the bride and guests. We enjoyed dressing up for the wedding into our smart clothes; a wedding ceremony; a best man’s speech and the cutting of the cake. We all had lots of fun.