Woodthorpe Primary School

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Year 2

Year 2 - Robin - Red Nose Day

Robin class had a tremendous day celebrating Red Nose Day. We talked about what Red Nose Day is and how it helps people across the world. Everyone came in bright red clothing and they all brought along their brilliant red noses! We then decided to do a 'lol-a-thon' as the theme was to make people laugh and smile. We all had great fun creating or writing our favourite jokes down, and then performing them in front of each other. We all couldn't stop laughing! Well done everyone for your fabulous jokes!

Year 2 - Robin - Experience Day

Robin class had a tremendous time in English as we did some drama! Robin class worked in groups to create a freeze frame of what empathy would look like. We explored what empathy means to them and how you would show empathy to a friend. They all loved creating their freeze frames!

Year 2 - Robin - Colour Mixing

Robin class have spent some time focusing on different colours and how we can create a variety of different colours and shades. They have had lots of fun exploring the different techniques you can use to make colours lighter and darker. We then made some amazing colour wheels and focused on the shades you would use in flowers and plants. They all enjoyed creating their painting on their flowers and plants! Well done! 

Year 2 - Finch - Parachute Fun

Finch class had great fun with the parachute. We loved playing different games and our favourite was definitely cat and mouse!

Year 2 - Finch - Colour Mixing

Finch class have spent some of our afternoons exploring colours and thinking about how we can create different shades and colours.  The children worked carefully and created some fantastic colour wheels. We continued to look at the different colours in an apple and mixed paints to match.
On Monday, Year 2 received a very important letter from Boris Johnson with some fantastic news. We were relieved to find out that despite restrictions for Covid 19, luckily Santa will still be able to come and visit out houses to deliver our presents. He also sent some books for us to read which we enjoyed after making our own hot chocolate. It was delicious and definitely warmed us up on a cold day. 
Year 2 have been very creative this last week and have created their own Christmas decoration. For lots of us it was the first time we have sewn so we learnt lots of skills! It was hard work but we think our trees look amazing and can't wait to hang them on our own tree at home. 

Year 2 - Robin - Christmas Sports

We had such a good time at our Christmas sports activity. We played all sorts of Christmas themed games including snowman dodgeball, Santa catching the elves and decorating a Christmas tree game! 
Year 2 loved their Christmas party! We had lots of fun dancing, playing with balloons and playing pass the parcel. We even had a visit from Father Christmas. 
As part of our Science, Year 2 had to test materials to see how they could be changed. Our challenge was to use paper to make bridges and we could change the paper in any way we wanted. We then tested our bridges to see how many cubes they would hold! We were impressed with how many it could!

Year 2 - Finch - Children In Need

Finch class had a tiring start to Children in Need! Dressed in sporty clothing or spots we began our day by joining Joe Wicks and completing the last 20 minutes of his 24 hours exercise. It was a great way to start the day.  During the day we had some great discussions about how important it is that all children are safe, happy and given opportunities to succeed. 

Year 2 - Finch - RE Islamic Creation Story

Year 2 had a wonderful afternoon learning about the Islamic Story of Creation.  We enjoyed making simple comparisons between this and the Christain story of creation. The children then worked in groups to create their own images to show the 5 stages. 

Year 2 - Finch - Remembrance Day

As part of our history, we have been thinking about why certain dates are important to us and why we celebrate them.  We enjoyed creating our own poppies and thought about who has and who still helps us keep our country safe now.  

Year 2 - Robin - Children in Need 2020

For Children in Need this year we could dress up and come in something spotty or sporty! We started the day by joining Joe Wicks for his final 20 minutes of his 24 hour PE session! We were tired after just 20 minutes!

Then we did some Pudsey crafts in the afternoon. 

Year 2 - Robin - Muslim Creation Story

In RE this week, we have been learning about the Muslim creation story. Have a look at our big pictures that we have worked in groups to create. 

Year 2 - Robin - Firework Art

In topic we have created some lovely firework pictures to celebrate Bonfire Night. We have learnt all about why it is celebrated and used pastels and chalks in our work to create a firework effect. 

Year 2 - Robin - The Gunpowder Plot!

This week in English, we have been learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot! We split into groups and have done some drama acting out the main parts of the story. We loved pretending to strike the match and being caught just in time and taken away by the king's guards!

Year 2 - Robin - Halloween Fun

As part of the last day of half term we came to school dressed in Halloween costumes! We have made some lovely craft pumpkins and made some fantastic spooky pictures! We are so proud of all the hard work Year 2 have done so far and they fully deserved their treat afternoon!

Year 2 - Robin - Reporters

We have been learning all about the Great Fire of London and how it started and spread across London. We learnt lots about the important event and then we rehearsed being reporters, telling the tale of the terrible destruction! 

Year 2 - Finch - Hello Yellow

The children in Finch class looked amazing in their yellow clothes for #hello yellow. Throughout the day we completed different activities where we thought about what things make us happy, what our star qualities are (there are so many) and also who can help us if we ever feel a bit sad. 

Year 2 - Finch - Gardening

Finch class loved going into the quad area outside our classroom and doing some gardening. They did a fantastic job removing all the weeds. They also spotted a pumpkin beginning to grow. We can’t wait to see how big it gets the next few weeks.  

Year 2 - Finch - News Reporters

Finch class have really enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666. They have learnt lots of fascinating facts about how it started and what happened. The children loved travelling back in time and being a news reporter and performing to the rest of the class.  

Year 2 - Finch - First Week

Finch class have had a fabulous first week back at school. They have tried really hard across the curriculum and we are very proud of them all. They enjoyed working with a partner to create a collage of the Union Jack.