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Year 2

Science - Plants

 

We talked about how plants grow from seeds and bulbs. We looked at different ways that plants can be dispersed, and made our own seeds that can travel using the wind. They are called helicopter seeds! 

 

Earth Day

 

To celebrate Earth Day, we talked about ways we can help the planet and made 5 pledges, committing to things we can do to protect the Earth. 

 

 

Good News Winners!

DT: Story Character Puppets

 

For our DT this term we made puppets. We designed a puppet based on a book character, then we chose the right colour felt. We drew around a template and cut out our fabric. We then chose a thread and sewed this together, then finished it off with decorations.

They look amazing Year Two! Well done! 

Our Act of Service

When we talked about something we could do for an act of service, the children were really keen to help the planet, but also help the wildlife in our local area. Year 2 collected recycled toilet rolls and kitchen rolls. We used these to make bird feeders to help the animals in our area. 

A Walk in London

In English we are reading 'A Walk in London' by Salvatore Rubbino. 

 

Today we went on our very own 'walk in Clapham'. We looked at all the famous landmarks like the common, the bandstand, the Omnibus theatre and the skate park. We made notes on our clipboards of things to include in tourist guides for the area.

Watch this space! 

Science Week

 

In year 2 we worked with other year groups to design a 'better burger'. We considered food miles and the impact of the foods we eat on the environment. We chose our own ingredients to make a burger that is tasty, but also good for the planet. 

Good News

Well done to this week's good news winners! 

Art

We are learning about Picasso in art this term. We made abstract portraits in Picasso's style, using different colours and perspectives. Here is some of our work! 

Garden Museum

We had a wonderful morning at the Garden Museum. We learned about different plants and seeds. We used microscopes and digital microscopes to look at the seeds, and then we were able to use iPads to make books about the seeds we saw. Finally we went outside to see the plants and take pictures of these too. What a great morning we had! 

School Buddies

 

Our new topic is school buddies, this is a geography topic where we will be learning more about our local area. This week we made our own maps about where we live. We had to think about symbols to show key locations and landmarks on our key. 

Year 2 Good News

Well done for your hard work this week! 

Great Fire of London

 

We made our own videos to show the events of the fire. Enjoy! 

Year 2 Good News

 

Look at the fantastic books these children have written at home! We are so proud! 

Science Investigation

Materials

 

Can hard materials absorb water? We tested this hypothesis out today. Year 2 were able to discuss and describe their observations. They identified that some materials were less absorbent than others.

Diary Entries 

The Great Fire of London

 

Year 2 have been working really hard this week writing diary entries about the great fire of London. We imagined that we were Thomas Farriner's cat, and wrote diary entries describing what we might have seen and experienced during the fire. The children worked really hard and should be so proud of their writing! Here are some examples. 

Paper Sculptures

In art we are looking at sculpture and form. Today we used paper, a malleable material, to make 3D sculptures. We bended, folded and twisted the paper to make our sculptures. Have a look! 

DT Week

 

We have been busy this week making Mars Rovers! We looked at the different parts we would need, such as an axle and a wheel. We chose the right size axles and wheels for our boxes and thought about what we would use to fix them in place but still make sure the wheel can spin properly to travel on the rocky surface of Mars. Here are some of our creations!

 

 

Explorers' Day!

 

Year 2 had a fantastic day as explorers today! We came in dressed as explorers from history, and shared where we explored and what we found. We wrote poems, completed explorers themed maths challenges and made portraits to show explorers from history. We had a great day! 

Golden Time

 

We had Golden Time on Friday to celebrate all our hard work this week!

We did painting, crafting, playing, colouring and building. 

Have a look at what we've been up to! 

Explorers

 

Our topic for this half term is explorers! 

We will be looking at the journeys of different explorers. 

Where did they travel?

How did they get there?

What was it like?

 

These links below can help you find out more about our explorers:

 

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/matthew-henson-facts/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Ellen_MacArthur

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/bessie-coleman

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