Our Islands12-10-2017 | 13:06:51 | No Comments

Year 2 have had lots of fun getting very creative and messy this week.

The children have designed their own islands and have now begun the process of making them.

 

Year 2’s healthy eating morning!12-10-2017 | 12:49:43 | No Comments

First thing last Wednesday we planned how we were going to make our healthy sandwiches. We tried to make sure our sandwiches were balanced by choosing ingredients from different food groups. After break we used our plans to select our ingredients and make our sandwiches. We made our sandwiches and then we tasted the results!

    

 

 

Welcome to Year 2!15-09-2017 | 15:31:07 | No Comments

Well done everyone for settling into Year 2 so well. It has been a very busy couple of weeks with lots of new routines to learn as well as introducing our new topic ‘What makes Britain great?’

Thank you for sending in your photographs of your holidays. There is still time to send one in if you have not done so already. Well done as well, to all of those children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge at the library. It has been lovely to see your enthusiasm for reading.

So far in our topic we have been thinking about what we already know or would like to find out about Great Britain. We looked at lots of objects, pictures and photographs of aspects of British life and culture and recorded what we thought we already know or would like to find out about Great Britain.

We have also been finding out about what the term ‘Great Britain’ means and how this is different to the ‘British Isles’ or ‘United Kingdom’. We labelled maps with countries and capital cities in the United Kingdom.

Super science!

In our science lessons we have been learning about what animals, including humans need to survive. We have also designed our own healthy lunchboxes and next week we will be finding out different food groups and what is meant by a balanced diet.

Magical Music!

This week Mrs Bennett has been teaching us about reading notation. We have been learning about the notes A,G and C. We practised playing these notes in time to the accompaniment using the glockenspiels.

Glockenspiel ensemble06-04-2017 | 19:27:53 | No Comments

In our music lessons over the last few weeks we have been learning how to read notation, recognise a treble clef, bar lines and rest symbols. We also learnt how many counts there are to a crotchet and minim. By the end of term we were able to read a score to perform an accompaniment to a song we know well from our days in Year 1.

     

Mega mile!06-04-2017 | 19:17:47 | No Comments

On Monday we completed our Mega Mile challenge. It was a bright, sunny and cool day but we soon warmed up!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!31-03-2017 | 16:47:01 | No Comments

This week we have been learning about what happens to our rubbish. We learnt that lots of rubbish goes to landfill sites which are often smelly, ugly and damage our planet. We learnt all about REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. We collected lots of household  rubbish.

 

Next we sorted it to see what could be reused or recycled. We also thought about which items could be used over and over again.

     

    

Some items could be reused and others were sorted into groups for recycling.

By the time we had finished there was very little left from our enormous pile of rubbish that would need to go to landfill. We learnt that many items will take many years to rot away and some will still be there in hundreds of years to come.

Our visit to Selly Manor27-03-2017 | 16:43:28 | No Comments

Today we visited Selly Manor in Birmingham. Selly Manor is a Tudor mansion. We leant all about what life was like in Tudor times. We found out about the way in which houses were built at that time and why these houses burnt down so easily during the Great Fire of London. We also acted out the story of the Great Fire of London.

 

        

We looked at how the timber frames were put together and how wattle and daub was made.

 

       

 

We were shown an oven used to bake bread and pies just like Thomas Farrinor would have used. Isla is holding the ‘peel’ which the baker would use to put the bread into the oven.

         

We also found out how people would have cooked their meals and what people would have used to eat their meals with if they were rich, quite wealthy or poor.

    

We went upstairs to find out what the bedrooms were like. The bedrooms had a roof and curtains! The roof stopped insects, dust and other things falling down on people when they were sleeping and the curtains helped to keep them warm. Servants would have had a truckle bed like the ones in the photos below.

       

We even had time to dress up as people from 1666 and learn how to greet each other. Here we are greeting King Charles II (it was Harry really!)

We also had time to play some popular games from the time.

       

       

  

We had a brilliant day finding out a lot about what life would have been like in 1666.

 

We definitely prefer modern toilets though!

 

 

Super Science17-03-2017 | 08:24:25 | No Comments

This week we have been looking at the properties of paper and how to make it stronger. We designed a bridge to hold a toy car.

Take a look at some of our results…

Creative Collages10-03-2017 | 16:58:38 | No Comments

This week we have been creating collages of the Great fire of London. We used patterns of purple and blue to create the sky and looped paper sculpture to create the flickering flames.

 

Baptism10-03-2017 | 16:52:50 | No Comments

Today we visited  St. Phillips Church to learn about Baptism.

We took along our Mum(Grace) and Dad (Reuben), with baby “Tom”.

Baby “Tom” was Baptised in the font to welcome him into the church, witnessed by his doting God parents.

We got to ask questions about why Baptism was important to Christians.

We found out that you can be Baptised at any age, even when you’re really old!

Afterwards we found out about the Church building and all sang “Our God is a great big God” together (Mrs Wright was really good at the actions!).

 

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