Welcome back! After a different Christmas for all it is good to get back to school. Please look at the topic map above for an overview of the work we will be covering this term.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Max won our raffle for children reading at home. He got a great book from our favourite author at the moment- Michael Rosen. Well done Max!
Jase won the award for the most original design. His first attempts kept tipping over until he solved the problem.
Some successful boats, and some not so good!
We had a great response to Christmas Jumper Day to help raise funds for Save the Children charity. Thank you all!
We made our first boats to test whether they float. Most did, some did not! We are testing next week which move the furthest.
Mrs Taylor is teaching us about different countries in Europe. Today we had the chance to meet a Flamenco dancer. We had a demonstration, tried our own moves and got to try on some of the equipment. It was great fun.
The male and female dancers wear different costumes.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to be building boats with sails to see which can move the furthest. To practice the skills of sail making we had a kite making afternoon. We found out that paper kites worked well initially but quickly broke!
Emily learns actions to the story Wolfman
We have learning different stories and poems by the author Michael Rosen. One of our favourites was Wolfman. We learned action so we could remember the story to change another day and write our own versions.
In our PE lessons, we have been practising side stepping, skipping and hop-scotching. We had a big challenge to use these movements to create a mirror image with a partner. Look at the images below and see who is copying their partners movements.
World Mental Health Day was on October 10th. We spent a day discussing our feeling and emotions. It was difficult matching pictures to their meaning. Later we all discussed times that we have felt different emotions. We looked at how it feels to lose something important and that it is important to talk to people around us.
We have been testing different materials to find out whether they are absorbent. Flynn and Ty came up with a brilliant question to find out if all leaves are not absorbent. We think that living leaves do not absorb water but dead leaves do.
Mrs Taylor started teaching us about Europe. For her first lesson she took us to Spain. We all tried lots of Spanish food. Some were lovely, some of us didn't like the food. Next week we are expecting a visitor who will be teaching us about Spain. We are not sure what they will teach us yet.
In our reading lessons we are starting to learn how to infer information. We have been practising how to say things we think and things we know.
Jack taught us how to make puppet. We used these to talk about the feelings of the Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf.
We are making the most of the lovely weather to exercise every day.
A big well done to all of Year Two. We've had a great first week back. Much of the time has been adapting to a new timetable and rules. There's lots and lots of handwashing to keep ourselves safe. All of the children have done really well in trying to keep their distance from others- it's not always easy but we are doing this most of the time. We started looking at the work of Claude Monet and produced some wonderful interpretations of The Water Lily Pond using water paints.
Welcome back to school to all. It's been a long time since some children have been in class. We have lots of exciting work planned and and are all keen to get back into a routine. We have two main aims; to ensure all children settle back into school safely, spending time with their friends and create social links with others and to ensure that children are learning and making up for any missed opportunities.