Previous Years Work
Science Show - Bubbles and Balloons
We were lucky enough to take part in a science show all about bubbles and balloons. We loved seeing the different bubbles and balloons and how they work.
We learnt that all bubbles are made from water, soap and air and that they were always be a sphere shape!
We also discovered that if a balloon has water in it, the water will heat up but the balloon will not pop!
Earth Art - Tree Sculptures
As part of our 'Earth Art' project, we used some natural resources to create our own tree sculptures.
We had a look at lots of different sculptures from around the world and what they are made from before we collected our own natural resources to make our tree sculptures.
Dress to Express Day 2023
As part of 'Children's Mental Health Week', we celebrated 'Dress to Express Day'.
We dressed up in our favourite outfit, favourite colour and even dressed as our favourite character!
Reading for Pleasure
To end the week, we have started reading for pleasure. The children get to choose a book of their choice from our book area before settling down to enjoy the story.
We love sharing our favourite books with our friends!
We've had a great time celebrating Christmas in Year 2!
We started by putting on our Christmas show 'The Sleepy Shepherd' for our grown ups before having a Christmas Class Party and a visit from Santa!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Design & Technology - Puppets
Year 2 had lots of fun researching, designing and creating their animal puppets. We started by practising our blanket stitch before we moved on to making our puppets by joining two pieces of felt together using the blanket stitch.
We are very proud of our work! Check them out below!
Year 2 loved Musical Monday this week!
To celebrate Eid this year, our Year 2 classes looked at Ramadan and the celebration of Eid before creating their own Henna designs.
As our Spring 2 Design and Technology project, we designed and created our very own moving vehicles. We looked at existing vehicles and the different parts that we may use. We discussed key vocabulary and their meanings.
We are very proud of our moving vehicles! Take a look at them below.
During our computing lessons, we have been practising our coding on Scratch Jr. We recapped what an algorithm is and how we can debug any mistakes that we make. We then created our very own seasons animation on the app using our coding skills.00:00|00:0000:00|00:00
As part of our gymnastics lessons, we looked at and practised points of balance. We then put this in to action on our different gymnastics apparatus, as well as focusing on different movements on and around the equipment.
Whilst looking at our measurements unit in maths this half term, we measured different items around the classroom before ordering them based on their length and height. We also did lots of partner work and rally coaching when looking at time.
Year 2 Spring Hunt
Year 2 went on a trip to our local park to complete a spring hunt! We looked for different signs of spring and enjoyed exploring Boggart Hole Clough.
The Great Plague
To start our new History topic, we looked at a range of sources and used them to think of questions we wanted answers to. We thought about what the sources told us about the past and how they might be able to help us with our learning, before presenting what we found out to the rest of the class.
We were very lucky to take part in a very important workshop today! We learnt a life saving skill using the tune of 'Baby Shark'.
We brought some very special visitors in to school today and got to read our favourite stories to them. We had lots of fun!
Author Zoom - Joseph Coelho
Year 2 had the fantastic opportunity of joining a zoom with poet and author, Joseph Coelho. During our zoom, we learnt all about the different types of poems that Joseph has written and we even got a chance to listen to him read his new storybook about a little girl who finds her voice.
Afterwards, we had a go at creating our own alliterative silly sentences to create a class poem and it created lots of laughter!
Great Fire of London Workshop - National Archives
This year, Year 2 were lucky enough to finish off their Great Fire of London topic with a zoom workshop hosted by The National Archives.
We got to show off everything that we had learnt during our topic, use primary sources to help us deepen our understanding of the fire and learn more about Samuel Pepys!
We also found out how the National Archives were created and we were quite surprised with what we learnt!
We had a wonderful session!
Great Fire of London - Soundscapes
Year 2 have really enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London in Spring 1 and we were inspired to include it in our music lessons!
We had a class discussion about how we could use instruments or even every day objects to represent different parts of the fire.
Have a look at Team 6 exploring lots of different instruments and Team 5 creating a wonderful Great Fire of London Soundscape!
We have been looking at plants in our Science lessons and all the different parts of the plants. For Art, we chose our favourite pictures of different plants you would find in the woods and used different materials to sketch them. We tried really hard to make them come to life using shading and different patterns.