A look back at an amazing year
As we approach the end of the year, we thought it would be nice to reflect on some of the amazing things that Year 2 have been up to. So sit back, watch our video and enjoy a trip down memory lane...
Y2 visit the Iron Man
If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise!
Y2 went on a walk to the woods and got a big shock when they discovered what was hiding in the trees!
We used our senses to describe what was around us and thought about what the Iron Man might do when no one is watching. Come down to Y2 to read our amazing setting descriptions and find out what the Iron Man gets up to when there's no-one there!
Y2 get their magic fingers flashing!
The Magic Finger is something I've been able to do all my life. Suddenly a sort of flash comes out of me, a quick flash - like something electric! I can't tell you how I do it, because I don't even know myself....
We really enjoyed 'The Magic Finger' book by Roald Dahl and we were inspired to use a Computing program called 'Crumble' to really make our fingers light up!
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?
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:
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:
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:
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!