Have a look at all we have been doing in Year Two.
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Year 2 - Robin - Habitat Hunt
As part of our science we have been learning about different habitats. We went on a hunt around the grounds to look for creatures that might live around us. We even found a burrow! We wonder what animal lives in there!
Year 2 - Finch - Dinosaur Hunt
To launch our new topic Dinosaurs, Year 2 went on a dinosaur hunt. Mysterious footprints appeared in our classroom and we had to work together to find out which dinosaur had left them by reading the hidden clues. Year 2 had lots of fun learning all about a T-Rex.
Year 2 - Finch - Santa Sleigh
Year 2 were set the challenge to make a brand new sleigh for Santa this year. The children were given a bag of recycled materials and they had to work as a team to create the perfect sleigh for this Christmas. They used their science and technology skills to help create many creative features such as jet boosters, a Santa Nav and a bright light to guide the way.
Year 2 - Finch - Hanukkah
In RE, we have been learning about the Jewish festival Hanukkah. Year 2 listened to the story of Hanukkah and then created their own menorahs using oil pastels, pencils and coloured paper.
Year 2 - Robin - Acomb Fire Station Visit
This week, KS1 had a visit from the local fire station. First of all we had a talk from a fire fighter all about fire safety. We learnt all about spotting hazards and what to do at home if there is a fire.
We then went to look at the fire engine and we looked at all the equipment they use. Some of us got to try and lift the equipment -it was very heavy! We then got to have a sit in the engine!
Year 2 - Finch - Visit from the fire brigade
Following on from our topic last half term, ‘The Great Fire of London’, KS1 enjoyed a visit from a local fire brigade. First of all we listened carefully to a talk about how a fire could start and how to keep ourselves safe. After that, we explored a real fire engine outside! We had great fun learning about the different parts of the engine and its equipment. Year 2 had lots of great questions to ask the firefighters.
Year 2 - Finch - Following Instructions
In English, we have been learning about instructions. Year 2 were set the challenge to make a Christmas decoration by carefully following verbal instructions. They worked really hard to follow each step in order. Their Santa stars look amazing!
Year 2 - Robin - Remembrance
As it is Remembrance Day this Sunday, we have been learning about why the day is so important. We have been paying our respects to all the soldiers who helped shape our future and the sacrifices they made. We have learnt all about the importance of the poppy and the history behind it. We then created some beautiful poppy art using different techniques.
As yesterday was Diwali, we spent the afternoon celebrating and making crafts. We learnt all about Diwali and the importance of this day to people around the world. We learnt about the different things that were done to celebrate Diwali and we noticed a lot of similarities with how we celebrate different events! We then made cards to take home to celebrate the occasion and share what we have found out, with our families.
Year 2 - Robin - Tudor Houses
As a final project for our topic The Great Fire of London, Year 2 Robin have been designing and building Tudor houses. The children have spent a long time planning and making their houses and have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team!
It has been a joy to watch them work together and they have produced some excellent houses. Very proud of them!
Year 2 - Finch - Pudding Lane Tudor Houses
To end this half term’s topic 'The Great Fire of London', Year 2 have built their own Tudor houses. We worked carefully in teams to assemble, paint and decorate the houses. They would fit perfectly on Pudding Lane in 1666!
Year 2 - Finch - Changing Shape
In Science this week, Year 2 explored how the shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed. We had a variety of different objects on our tables and we tested if they could be squashed, bent, twisted or stretched. We worked hard with a partner to see what happened to each object and recorded our results carefully.
Year 2 - Finch - Sticking together!
Year 2 were set a challenge in Science, how can we get the paper clip out of the jar without using our hands? We learnt that by using a magnet we could get the paper clip out because the paper clip was attracted to the magnet. We even managed to get the paperclip out of a jar of water without getting wet!
Year 2 - Robin - Library Bus Visit
Yesterday we had a visit from the library bus. We partnered up with Magpie class and spent some time reading to each other. It was lovely see the children have chance to choose from a range of different books and see them so excited about reading!
Year 2 - Finch - Painting Snow Leopards
Year 2 have been busy learning about snow leopards for our new writing genre, non-chronological reports. We learnt some key facts to help us paint our snow leopards. We worked really hard to create their smoky grey fur using different tones and brushstrokes.
Year 2 2018 - 2019 Please see above.
Year 2 - Robin - Tropical World
Last Friday, Year 2 went to Tropical World in Leeds. We saw all different minibeasts and some of the butterflies even landed on our hands! We then had lunch and explored Roundhay Park. We had a great day and our teachers we so proud of us!
Year 2 - Finch - Tropical World Trip
Year 2 had a fantastic time at Tropical World as part of our 'Minibeasts' topic. We especially loved the butterfly gardens and saw some beautiful butterflies! We were very lucky to have amazing weather, and had a picnic and played games in Roundhay Park afterwards.
Year 2 - Finch - Minibeast Hunt
Year 2 went to the forest on a minibeast hunt. We found bees, woodlice, butterflies, snails, beetles and even a tiny caterpillar!
Year 2 - Robin - Pirate Day
We loved being pirates for the day in the Finch class! We designed our own treasure maps and took part in a really exciting drama workshop with some real pirates!!
Year 2 - Robin - African Drumming
We were very lucky to have Mr Crilley come in and teach us some African drumming. We loved learning how to play the drums and we managed to all play in time towards the end of our session!
'I thought the drumming was really good and everyone enjoyed it' Heather
Year 2 - Robin - World Culture Day
We had a fabulous day in Year 2 and the children’s costumes were brilliant! Throughout the day we did lots of things to do with India including discussing traditional dress which some of the children came in. We learnt what is was like to be a child in India and the differences tween here and in India! In the afternoon we made peacocks using different art materials. We found out that the peacock is the national bird of India.
Year 2 - Finch - Yoga Workshop
Finch loved their Yoga Workshop with Tatty Bumpkin today! We stretched, balanced and explored different yoga poses, including the dolphin, oyster and seahorse poses.
Year 2 - Finch - Summer One Fire Engine Visit
To finish off our 'Superheroes' topic we were visited by some people who work for the fire service. We had a talk about fire safety and then we all got to sit in the fire engine!
Year 2 - Finch - Spring Two Nurse Visit
As part of our 'Superheroes' topic we learned about real life heroes. Tahlia's Grandma is a nurse and came to visit us to talk about her job. We even got to roleplay!
Year 2 - Finch - Spring Two Science and Engineering Week
For Science and Engineering Week we designed and then made a new home for the chicks.
Year 2 - Finch - Spring One Chinese Dance Workshop
For Chinese New Year we had a Chinese Dance Workshop, where we learned about the zodiac animals and some of their stories. We then learned a dance which told the story of the dragon.
Year 2 - Finch - Spring One RE and Culture Day
We spent the morning learning about the Islamic religion and decorated the symbol of Islam. In the afternoon we learned some French and looked at France's famous landmarks and events. We then did a collage of the French flag.
Year 2 - Robin - YoYo Workshop
Last week YOYO came in and taught us all about Easter and why Christians celebrate the way they do. We learnt a song and all performed it in the hall. We then had a workshop where we were taught a little bit more about Easter.
Year 2 - Robin - Sport Relief Friday Activities
As part of the sport relief launch we have had premier sports and i2i in to teach us some ball skills.
Year 2 - Robin - Science and Engineering
This week we had the chicks delivered! As part of Science and Engineering Week we designed and constructed some houses for the chicks. We thought about what they might need in their houses and the used different materials to build it.
Year 2 - Robin - World Book Day