Welcome To Year 2
We hope you enjoy seeing our fantastic learning in year 2!
Class Teacher: Mrs T Byrne Brown
Teaching Assistant: Miss C Parcell
RE day in Year 2
Today we learnt how Christians celebrate Christmas in India. The children learnt that in India people give to the poor instead of exchanging presents. A lot of families would eat a traditional curry on christmas instead of the turkey roast that we would eat. Some parts of India decorate a mango tree with an angel, star and other decorations. As a class we made and decorated our own mango tree.
We made fire pictures using tissue paper and created houses using black paper to represent how the Great Fire of London would have looked in 1666
Odd Sock Day
Our theme was a farmers field. The children used rolls in the warm up and then we used our bodies to make the shapes of hills in the farmer’s field. We finished the lesson learning how to do a log roll, stretching our bodies.
Using resources to find equivalents
We sorted pictures into dead and alive. We followed a prompt sheet to work this out, using questions like does it grow, breathe and eat.
We started the session with a dance warm up and followed this with a team game. we worked on speed and agility. We had to jump through the hoops and used rock, paper and scissors to compete against each other.
What a fantastic day we had at the beach! The children thoroughly enjoyed digging in the sand, collecting shells and dipping their toes in the water. The competitive side came out as we competed in groups to build the best sand castle. Mrs Howath team won, using a wall to keep the waves away for aslong as possible. With the weather on our side we were able to enjoy lunch together on the beach, followed by an ice lolly to finish off a beautiful day. What a lovely way to finish off the year!
Todays with the weather being on our side PE was able to take place outside. The focus for today was team work. The children worked in their house teams and participated in a group relay. This was followed by a foot golf course that they completed in pairs. It was great to see all the children encouraging their peers in each activity.
Year 2 Cake Sale
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to Year 2's cake sale and to everyone who supported us and purchased a cake from our stall. They children in Year 2 all had a great afternoon making cupcakes for their stall, to help raise money to reduce the cost of our summer trip. We are very proud to have raised a total of £75.
In year 2 we have really started to develop our tennis skills. This week we had a go with a partner, at using our learnt skills in a Rally.
We did a class experiment to test which materials are waterproof. We then decided as a class which materials would be suitable for certain jobs and why.
In Science we have been looking at how we stop germs from spreading. We used glitter to show the children how germs can spread through touch, if we do not wash our hands.