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Welcome to Year 2!

 

Tuesday 17th March 2020

 

We are trying our best to wash our hands as much as possible to kill any germs. In today's Science lesson, we explored the effects of using soap when washing our hands. We were amazed when we saw all of the 'germs' (pepper) disperse away from the soap. We will definitely be singing the the Happy Birthday song for twenty seconds whilst washing our hands!

Monday 16th March 2020

 

Year 2 have been exploring the properties of 3D shapes this week by making 3D shape skeletons from straws and plasticine. Check out our creations. 

Friday 13th March 2020

 

This term, Year 2 have been learning about Islam in RE. We made colourful prayer mats by creating a collage out of tissue paper. Miss Khan showed us her own prayer mats which really inspired us!

Thursday 5th March 2020

 

We loved celebrating World Book Day. Here are some photos from our 'Wild Reading' session. Can you tell which characters we're dressed up as?

Thursday 13th February 2020

 

We had loads of fun during our DT days and absolutely loved getting creative and messy for it. First we used masking tape and recycled materials to build the basic structure of our vehicle. Next we used papier- maché to strengthen the vehicle and hold it in place. Once it had dried we then painted and decorated our vehicles before adding the wheels. We had some really inspiring creations including police vans, burger vans, a rubbish truck, tanks, monster trucks and buses.   

Friday 24th January 2020

 

This week we have learnt about the dangers of plastic pollution. Did you know that there's a huge area of plastic in the North Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France? We have been having fun designing and making machines that can collect waste plastic out of recycled materials. 

We learnt about how eating dairy products can be damaging to our planet so we decided to make delicious, healthy vegan snacks. It gave us lots of ideas to try creating at home. 
We were shocked to hear about how many plastic bags humans use across the world. To help make a difference, we decorated reusable canvas bags using fruit printing. We hope that all of these little changes will make a big difference!

Tuesday 21st January 2019

 

To kick-start our Save The Planet Week, we have been developing our love of nature to stimulate our passion for wanting to protect it. We have been minibeast hunting in the secret garden (even though lots were sleeping, we still managed to find a newt!), made dens and did bark rubbings in the woods and created art out of the materials we collected on our trip. Check out our photos!

 

We have been exploring the contents of the capsule that was delivered to us by a whale last week. We made lots of predictions about what would be inside. Some of us thought that their might be treasure, maps or even animals! We soon found out that everything inside was linked to saving our planet. Have a look at what we pulled out!
We have been learning about plastic pollution and the different materials that we can recycle. We sorted materials into categories and then recorded our findings in a tally chart and pictogram. We have been shocked and saddened to learn how damaging plastic pollution is so we have designed machines that can help to clear up our streets and seas. These will be on display on Friday afternoon. 

Tuesday 15th January 2020

 

In Year 2 we have started learning about our new Theme, which is Vehicles. We have been looking at old and new cars and discussing the features of cars. Mr Joyce kindly showed us round his car so we could explore the features in real life. We were particularly interested to find out just how fast the car could go... Mr Joyce wouldn't let us have a test drive sadly. 

Thursday 5th December 2019

 

As part of our Great Fire of London theme, we recreated Pudding Lane by making wooden houses and placing them close together in the ‘street’. Although it wasn’t a hot summer day like 1666, we watched the flames rise in the breeze and spread across the entire street. All of the houses in its path burnt down! We enjoyed singing ‘London’s Burning’ and discussed the feelings of the people of London at the time. 

Friday 29th November 2019

 

This week, we have been collecting our results from our egg investigation. As you can see from the photos, it was pretty disgusting and shocking! We found out that coke and vinegar really damage our teeth but milk and water didn't do any harm. 

Also, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London so we recreated Pudding Lane by making wooden houses. We are ever so excited to watch our houses get burnt down next week!

Friday 22nd November 2019

 

We have been having lots of fun exploring measurement this week! We learnt about different units of measurement, then ordered and compared them. We can't wait to measure different items in our homes!

Tuesday 12th November 2019

 

This week in Science, we've been learning about the importance of washing our hands. Over the next two weeks, we are going to be investigating the effect of not washing our hands and how germs spread. 

 

We all touched a slice of bread with dirty hands and then washed our hands thoroughly, practising our new techniques. After that, we touched a different slice of bread with our clean hands. We can't wait to see the results and to see whether our predictions were correct!

Also, we are continuing our learning about 'Being Healthy'. We have been carrying out lots of investigations including one where we started to explore what damage different liquids might do to our teeth. We have used boiled eggs to represent our teeth. Check out our scientists in action as they set up the experiment and worked hard to make the test fair. We will be reviewing our results over the coming weeks. 

This week in Year 2, we are learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot as part of our English lessons. We have enjoyed getting familiar with the story through our drama performances where we acted the parts of Guy Fawkes and the Plotters, King James, the Guards and the Narrator.  

 

 

Tuesday 5th November 2019

 

Year 2 have been describing the appearance, texture, smell, and taste of grapefruits in this morning's English lesson. They thought of some very interesting 'WOW words' (adjectives) to describe the fruit. It was clear from their faces that not everyone was so keen on the taste!

Monday 4th November 2019

 

Year 2 have been learning about performance poetry in English which links in with our 'Being Healthy' topic in Science. The children recited a poem called 'Eat The Rainbow' with facial expressions, actions and used lovely loud, clear voices. Their confidence and enthusiasm to perform was excellent!

Thursday 10th October 2019

 

Earlier this week, Year 2 dressed up as nurses, doctors and soldiers as part of their exciting Florence Nightingale Theme Day. They made rat collages, gave first aid to their teddy bears, created lamps, designed hospitals from recycled materials, retold the story of Florence Nightingale using Now>Press>Play and enjoyed getting into character in our role-play area. The Victorian lemonade went down a treat!

Thursday 26th September 2019

 

Year 2's learning about the Roald Dahl classic Esio Trot was brought to life by a surprise visit from the main character, Alfie. The children enjoyed watching Alfie roam around them and wrote some incredible descriptive sentences about him. They even cast some magic to make him bigger. They are looking forward to writing non-chronological reports about tortoises in our Extended Writing next week.  Here are some photos from their encounter.

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