Rainforest Smoothies with Tesco
Today we were visited by a representative from Tesco who helped us make smoothies. With her, she brought some fruits which are known to grow in rainforests around the world and she told us some very interesting facts about them. We had an amazing time making our rainforest fruit smoothies and they tasted good too!
Christmas Songs CD
We are now officially recording artists in Year 2 as we recorded our songs for the Christmas CD this week. We were even lucky enough to have local ukulele players to record the songs with us, as well as a guitarist and Mrs Partridge-Underwood on the piano.
A Book and Biscuit
Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend our first ‘Book and a Biscuit’ morning. We had a lovely time listening to our adults reading and we are looking forward to next week already!
ZooLab Visit and Hunting for Minibeasts in Microhabitats
We have had a very exciting week in Year 2. We are all incredibly lucky to have a visit from some rainforest creatures; an enormous snail, a very friendly snake called Milkshake, a gecko, a lively scorpion and even a dragon.
We also went outside to investigate the difference between Microhabitats around the school. We found that certain Minibeasts are suited to particular Microhabitats.
Remembrance Day Art and our Multiskills Festivals
In Art we created our own giant poppies, whilst exploring different textures. We used dyed sand and rice, felt and even glitter.
Some of the children were chosen at random to attend a Multiskills Festival, run by Sports Leaders from Wollaston Secondary School. Meanwhile, the children who weren’t picked to attend the trip were lucky enough to attend Miss Latham’s Multiskills Festival. We all had lots of fun!
Diwali, Dissections, Disco and Much More…
Wow.. What a busy end to the term we have had in Year 2! We started the week by directing our own weather forecasts for rainforests around the world. Next, we created giant ‘more than, less than and equal to symbols with our bodies in order to consolidate our understanding of Place Value. We also dissected flowers in Science, labelled them and explained why they were important to the plant. Our school disco was a huge success. We had lots of fun dancing and playing musical games. On the subject of music, we have been using musical instruments to explore ‘pulse’. Finally, we celebrated Diwali. We learnt the story of Diwali from one of our peers who had learnt the story, with the use of puppets, at home. We then created our own Diwali dances and Rangoli inspired artwork.
Number Line Fun and Meeting the Police
We have all been working hard this week. As part of learning how to add and subtract numbers, we created our own number lines from shaving foam, glitter and chalk. We also had a visit from the police who spoke to us about ‘The Butterfly Effect’.
Drama Workshops, Baking for MacMillan and Street Dance Sessions
What a busy week we have had! Our week started off with a follow up workshop from the Derngate Theatre Company, where we brought The Tiger Who Came to Tea in our classroom to life through drama based activities. Next, we were lucky enough to take part in a Street Dance workshop where we learnt and performed a dance to a Bruno Mars song. We all helped make some plain and sultana flapjacks to sell on Friday’s MacMillan coffee morning.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea – The Royal and Derngate Theatre
This week we had a very exciting trip to the theatre to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We had a fantastic time watching the performance and can’t wait for our follow-up workshop from the Derngate at school on Monday. We are also very eager to use the story as a stimulus for our writing, where we plan to invite our own special guests to tea… watch this space!
A Busy Start to Year 2
In Year 2 this week we have been delving into our new topics. In English, we have been looking at instructions and have used a set of instructions to make George’s Marvellous Medicine which was inspired by Roald Dahl. We have begun to explore place value in Maths, where we have been writing numbers in letters and words both in and outside of the classroom. Atomic Tom visited the school which gave us a very exciting start to our Science lessons. And if that wasn’t enough to keep us busy, we got our passports at the ready for our trip to the rainforest. When we arrived at our destination we completed various drama activities to help immerse ourselves into our new topic.
We are launching our new weekly Maths Challenges. We would love all children to take part and they will be rewarded for effort and achievement.
Children are invited to try the challenges which begin with Ks1 as these are appropriate for their age and ability .The other challenges are marked Ks2 as these are more challenging tasks for our Key Stage 2 children.
In Year 2 we try to encourage children to read as much as possible at home. If your child would like to read books from home, alongside ones which are provided by school, they may like to try the texts listed on the link above.