Welcome to Year 2!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.