Year 2

Summer 1

Y2 and Y5 Science investigation

As part of our Science in Y2, we have been looking at the different stages of life of human beings and what each one is able to do. We wanted to investigate if children became faster as they got older so we devised our own activity to test this idea. We timed ourselves doing the activity first then, with the help of the Y5s, we timed them doing the same activity so find out who was the quickest and to answer our enquiry question....


Do children get faster as they get older?

Spring 2

Animal art attack!

As part of our theme this term, we have been learning all about the amazing range of different habitats that animals live in. From chilly Arctic tundras to glorious African savannas, animals are adapted to live in their habitats in a wide number of ways. This inspired us to get creative, and produce some art to celebrate this diversity. See what you think:

Mini-beasts

In Year 2 we have been on the hunt for beasts - but don't be too scared, because these 'beasts' are only small! Mini-beasts are small invertebrates that live all around us, like insects or spiders, and we took our magnifying glasses out and about to hunt them down. Watch our video below to see what we found:

Autumn 2

The Great Fire of London

The children have been learning all about the Great Fire of London this term, but decided to celebrate all that they have learnt in a much tastier way - baking their own bread! Famously, the fire is said to have started in a bakery on Pudding Lane in 1666, so we became bakers for the day - being careful to not start a Great Fire of our own!

If you are interested in finding out more information about The Great Fire of London, click on the link below:

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

Autumn Term

The lords and ladies of Year 2 enjoyed a magnificent Medieval feast this term - a fitting way to celebrate all of the good work that the children have done during out theme of 'Turrets and Tiaras'. A feast fit for a King (Henry VIII) or Queen (Elizabeth I):

"Pull up the drawbridge!" was the cry in Year 2 this term, as the children looked to create mechanisms to do just that. Pulleys and gears were investigated as part of our Design and Technology project, and the children had lots of fun ensuring that their castles were nice and secure!