Previous Years Work
The Great Fire of London
We have been learning all about the events that happened during The Great Fire of London in 1666. We have ordered the events in on a timeline, looked at different sources to find out information and developed our own enquiry questions we wanted to find out the answers to. We loved looking at different pieces of evidence and accounts of what happened that day.
Science Offspring Sorting Activity
In Team 6, our Science topic this term is 'Animals Including Humans'. We looked at what different animals and humans need to survive and even used some very scientific words like habitat and oxygen! We looked at animal life cycles and did a matching activity in groups, where we paired adult animals with their offspring.
Last week we designed our own animal puppet linking to our topic this half term 'Pets'. We decided what animal we wanted to make and wrote down how we were going to make them. We then learnt a new skill- sewing! We found it quite tricky but tried our best. We then decorated our hand puppet with lots of materials like googly eyes, pipe cleaners, felt and feathers.
Year 2 have been on a trip to St Johns in Moston to look at how the church was decorated for Remembrance Day. The children noticed lots of poppy wreaths and cards displayed around the church and even noticed a Remembrance memorial plaque for all the soldiers from Moston who died in the war. The children learnt about the different coloured poppies and what happens during the playing of the Last Post. Miss Rowland brought her trumpet to church and played the Last Post whilst we pretended we were veterans putting the flag up and down.
Back in the classroom, Year 2 have been making clay poppies as part of our Remembrance topic. We looked at the 3D sculpture artist Paul Cummins and his work. We were very impressed with his ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ sculpture he created around the Tower of London. We rolled out clay and used cutters to help create our poppies. We wanted to make clay poppies just like his!