WELCOME TO YEAR 2
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The children have all enjoyed a whole range of activities based on our African themed day today. From playing Guess the African animal to learning an African tribe dance, they all joined in and made fantastic contributions. I am sure you'll agree they all look great in their outfits! All the photos are below.
BRING YER WELLIES
What a day! The children have been a credit to school. We were so proud of every one of them! We had a FANTASTIC time today. From building sandcastles to planting herbs, they have loved every minute. We had budding gardeners and den builders and great team work in all the games too. Have a look at all the photos that show their enjoyment and learning.
All the children have made a great start to the summer term and they are really enjoying the literacy unit, The Wind in the Willows. Last week they took part in a drama session and acted out the story. They performed this to the rest of the class in the hall. Over the next 2 weeks they will be writing their own version of the story. Have a look at the photos below!
The children have loved this term's art unit on drawing. They used their drawings from the outside area , observational drawings on plants and sketches of birds to produce a collage that combines all 3 pieces. Please take a look at the photos below and I am sure you'll agree the results are BRILLIANT!
We made the most of the sunshine on Monday and took our sketchbooks outside to do observational drawings in our school grounds. Whilst we were outside we also planted some wildflower seeds on the grass verges. Some of us had a go at raking the ground before the seeds were sown! You can find some of the photos below.
Monday 7th March-Today year 2 went on a geography walk around Cottam. They were all sensible and hard-working. We looked at many different features in the local environment. We will try and locate these on the map of Cottam this week. Photos of the children in action are below!
A BIG thank you to everyone for providing all the salad ingredients today. The children had a great morning making their salads. They happily peeled, sliced, chopped and mixed their ingredients. Most importantly, they enjoyed tasting their salads! Please look below to find a collection of photographs which illustrate the fun they had!
Year 2 continue to have a BUSY week! The children all took part in a Jungle Book themed workshop this morning. We listened to an extract of the story about how little Mowgli, the Mancub, came to be brought up by the jungle animals. We were introduced to the characters crafty Kaa the snake, the fierce tiger Shere Khan, the jungle bear Baloo and the crazy monkey King Louie. The children all performed actions and sequences in response to the music and story. Have a look at the pictures below.
Bring Yer Wellies
SUMMER TERM PLANS
Art-observational drawings in the school grounds.
Geography walk around Cottam-looking at features in our local environment.
DT Food Technology
In DT we have been learning where our food comes from. The children have learnt how and where different fruit and vegetables are grown. Last week we got to taste them too! Today, the children have enjoyed trying 3 different salads-green salad, fruit salad and pasta salad. Some of them enjoyed trying new fruit and vegetables and some of them are keen to try them again! Hopefully, today's tasting activity will give them ideas for when they plan their own salad in a couple of weeks.
Here are some photos of our tasting lesson!
SPRING TERM PLANS
This term the children have learnt lots of new skills linked to the textiles unit of work. They have cut different shapes from a range of fabrics, arranged fabric to make pictures, changed the appearance of threads and wool, learnt to sew on fabric pieces, looked at different textile artists and finally, combined all the skills taught to produce their own textiles piece.
The results were BRILLIANT! I am sure you'll all agree the finished pieces really showcase their artistic skills! Well done year 2!
Year 2 routines and information
Year 2 Topic Overview Autumn 2
Our Animal Day
We had a brilliant day on Friday with all the children dressing up as animals as part of our Animal Day, the children all looked fantastic.
We started our day by creating new animals. Each child in their groups took a different part of the animal and without being seen by the others drew that part. The children then came back to put it together and create their new animal. They then had to decide what to call it, the habitat it would live in, the food it would eat and any other features that it had to help it survive. There was lots of super discussion about their animal which they then shared with the class.
The children then learnt about food chains and we used the animals that they had come dressed up in to create the chains. This led to a lot of discussion about which animals could be found in the same habitats as well as there being different varieties of the same animal such as lions found in the Savannah and those in the mountains. The children also created their own bug hotels and then we finished our day with fun animal songs.
The children learnt so much about animals and enjoyed doing it a fun and creative way.
Well done Year 2!
Great Fire of London activity morning.
We had a FANTASTIC morning with Professor Tuesday who came into school to help us learn more about our history topic.
We began by performing actions to sequence the events. All the children enjoyed taking on the role of baker, rower, King Charles and Samuel Pepys.
Next, we recreated the scene in London and we each placed a house/building close by the River Thames.
The children worked in pairs to retell the Great Fire of London story and finally we worked in teams to put the fire out using leather buckets.
I was impressed with the children's knowledge and understanding of the topic covered so far. They had remembered so many facts, which showed when they answered questions today.
Well done everyone-you were superstar historians!
The Great Fire of London
In our PSHE lessons we have been thinking about how to be a good friend and how to recognise, and ask for help, when feeling lonely or unhappy.
We shared the story "What friends do best" and acted out parts of the story, thinking about how the characters felt and helped each other.