Welcome to Year2.
The teacher is Miss Cartledge and the teaching assistants are Mrs McInally, Mrs Finch and Mrs Gakhal.
Look at the fabulous home learning that some of the children in Year 2 have completed! It is clear to see that these children worked very hard to create some amazing seaside dioramas and included lots of the feature that they have been finding out about this half term.
Year 2 used their designs to create their hand puppets this week.
In English, Year 2 have been thinking about instructions. They followed a set of instructions to create a pirate hat.
Year 2 had a go at creating some Islamic art today and were even lucky enough to sample some traditional Eid treats.
The children have been practising over stitch and running stitch this week in D & T.
Year 2 have been finding out about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores. They had to investigate the "poo" and decide which animal might have produced it. The children had lot of fun!
This week, Year 2 took their mindfulness outdoors to connect with nature as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
In science this week, the class found out about different habitats including the rainforest, desert, ocean and the arctic. The children split into small groups and worked together to produce a poster about one of the habitats. Then, they presented their posters to the rest of class to teach each other facts about the habitats.
Today, it was Harry Potter Day. Children came to school dressed as their favourite character. In the morning Year 2 went outside with Year 1 and made "potions".
This half term, the children will be designing and making a puppet in design technology. This week, they practised joining two pieces of fabric together and made finger puppets.
This week in science, the children spent their lesson outside again. They were looking for different microhabitats such as trees, bushes, the pond, under logs, flower beds and the compost heap. The children looked to see which creatures were living where and why that might be a suitable habitat for them.
The children had a taste of some mustard sandwiches today, just like the pesky seagulls in the story that they have been reading in their English lessons. The children said the mustard tasted hot, spicy and disgusting! The class used their senses to describe the mustard before writing a descriptive paragraph.
In science this half term, the children will be learning about living things and their habitats. This week, the children found out about the seven characteristics of all living things. Then, they went outside to look for things that were living dead or that had never been alive. The children recorded their findings.
This half term, year 2 have been learning a Christmas rap called Ho ho ho as part of their music lessons. They have also learnt how to sign along to parts of the song and play instruments. Today, they took part in a final performance of the rap. All of the grown ups in year 2 were very impressed!
Year 2 have had a very special visitor, they spent the morning writing letters to Father Christmas and drawing some pictures for him. Father Christmas was very entertaining and the children had lots of questions for him!
As part of their work on materials, year 2 have planned and conducted their own investigation in order to find out which ball is the bounciest. They made sure that it was a fair test and recorded their results. After, they used Purple Mash to help them create a graph in order to show their findings.
The children in year 2 have been working as historians. They had a list of statements about the Gunpowder Plot, some were true and some were false. The children looked at different historical sources in order to prove or disprove the statements.
As part of their RE work this half term, the children have been thinking about how and why we celebrate special and sacred times. This week, they made puppets to help them re-tell the story of Rama and Sita to help them understand why Hindus celebrate Diwali.
In art, Year 2 have made some wire sculptures inspired by local artist Jane Tilley.
Recently we've had some visitors in school. Year 2 were lucky enough watch one of the chicks hatch out of their egg! The children have enjoyed watching the chicks change and having cuddles with them. In science, the children sequenced the life cycle of a chicken and in English, they wrote explanation texts based on their observations.