Welcome to Year Two!
We are so excited to meet all of you and welcome you into our Classes! Year 2 is an exciting year.
Our teachers this year are Miss Gutteridge in Willow Class and Mr Bayliss in Ash Class.
We are supported by Mrs Bholat and Mrs Ahmedabadi
We will be adding lots of pictures of our exciting activities as the year goes on to show how much we are learning every single day.
Do they always live happily ever after?
We had a superb time with some great learning with our fourth topic - Do they always live happily ever after. We started with 'The Great Fairy Tale Hunt' where we found lots of clues and had to work out which story each clue belonged to. We learnt so much. We looked at the story 'The Three Little Pigs' and explored the characters within the story. We then looked at different versions of this story including 'The three Ninja Pigs' and 'The three little Wolves and the big bad pigs.' We compared similarities and differences in each story and planned and wrote our own versions of the story. In History we became detectives and found out all about 'Castles' we discovered lots of new vocabulary including portcullis, battlements and barbican. Can your children explain the importance of each part of the castle? We designed and created our own shields in Design and Technology and even used special glass eyes to create our own scary dragon eyes. We got covered in paint as we explored mixing colours and how to change the tone of a colour by using white and black paint.
We finished our Term by taking part in our Sing into Spring Concert where we sang beautifully.
Can a penguin and polar bear ever be friends?
We had an amazing time with some fantastic learning with our third topic - Can a penguin and polar bear ever be friends. We learnt so much. We did lots of research about Emperor Penguins and created reports showing all the fabulous facts that we learnt. We also looked at the story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers and created our own stories with a different lost character. We made some fantastic clay penguins and sketched and painted some super pictures in Art and Design. In Geography we used maps, globes and atlases to locate Antarctica we even used Google Earth to see what it was like to be a penguin in the cold continent. In Science we explored Ice and how we could make ice melt quicker. We also went on our amazing trip to 'The Think Tank' in Birmingham where we had lots of fun and learnt lots of new facts about herbivores and carnivores.
Why wont my parents just let me eat chocolate?
We had an amazing time with some fantastic learning with our second topic - Why won't my parents just let me eat chocolate. We learnt so much. We looked at the story 'Supertato' and explored the characters within the story then created wanted posters for the Evil Pea. We then wrote an alternative version of the story with a different evil character. We then learnt all about chocolate and made posters showing how chocolate is made. In Science we discovered all about healthy eating and the different food groups. We carried out scientific investigations to find out which drink has the most sugar and would damage our teeth. We explored the continent Africa and found out cocoa beans grow in the country Ghana. We even created sketches of toucans.
Not forgetting our amazing workshops from warburtons where we made our own sandwiches with Nicki and Alison. We even went to the market to buy lots of different fruit and vegetables and tried them when we got back to school. We had such a busy term which ended with our fantastic performances of our Christmas play 'The Inn-Spectors'
We wonder what the New Year and Spring 1 will hold? Don't forget to check Class Dojo to see our learning in action.
Would you like to live beside the sea?
We had a fantastic start to Year 2 with our first topic - Would you like to live beside the sea? We learnt so many different things. We looked at the story 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' and explored the characters and then wrote our own versions of the story, we even made our own sandwiches and wrote instructions of how to make them. In Science we built electric circuits for lighthouses ensuring that the light worked. We explored Grace Darling in History and learnt about her famous story. In Geography we located Lyme Regis and shared how it was different to Nuneaton. We even made lighthouses out of clay and painted fantastic pictures of Grace Darling. We had an amazing visit from the RNLI and went to the seaside (on the playground) and became Victorian children at the Heritage Centre. We did so much amazing learning in Autumn 1.
I wonder what Autumn 2 will hold?- don't forget to check Class Dojo regularly to see our super learning.