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Year 2

DT - Completing a running stitch

Our DT unit this half term is a textile unit. By the end of the unit we hope to design and make our own pouch. We learned how to do a running stitch. We threaded the needle, practised the running stitch and tried to tie a knot. Great work, Year 2.

History - The Stone Age

Today, in our History lesson, we learned about our human ancestors being 'nomadic.'

We discovered that this was because they needed to travel around to gather and hunt for food. We sorted images into things that they would 'gather' and things that they would 'hunt.'

Sports Day

Year 2 had a wonderful morning for Sports Day...the sun was even shining! The children took part in a carousel of activities including the sprint and egg and spoon race, long jump, throwing, sack race and an obstacle course. A great and full-of-fun morning. Great work, Year 2!

Attendance Awards

A huge well done to our attendance superstars! These children have achieved 100% attendance for autumn/spring term...or even both! Well done boys and girls. We are very proud of you. Keep it up!

DT - Food Preparation

Our DT topic this half term is 'How do you make a healthy wrap?'

Today we learned different ways to prepare foods. We had a go at grating, chopping and snipping foods. Afterwards, we tasted a selection of foods that we will use in our wraps next week.  

Library Visit

Today we visited Leam Lane library.  We were very excited because we had not been for quite a long time.  We loved looking at the books and then deciding which books to choose. 

History - Why should we remember Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole?

In our History lessons we have been investigating 'Why should we remember Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole?

Today we learned more information about Mary Seacole. We became 'History detectives' as we looked around the classroom at sources of evidence. Our job was to match the correct source to the statements on our sheets. We all did a great job!

 

Art - Georgia O'Keeffe

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about the artist 'Georgia O'Keeffe.'

Georgia paints up close pictures of flowers. Today we had a go at drawing and colouring our own flower. The children worked really hard and produced some lovely work.

Music - Recorders

We are really enjoying learning the recorder with Mr Parkin on a Monday. We have been working hard to hold our recorders correctly and blow 'gently' to create each note.

Stormbreak

Today we took part in our weekly Stormbreak.  This week's theme was Hope and Optimism.  We were given words and we had to show through movement how we would show that word.  Some of the words were excited, small, big, scared and relaxed.  We know that during the day we might have different feelings and this is okay.   We really enjoy Stormbreak!

Music lesson

On Monday we enjoyed our first Music lesson with Mr Parkin. Mr Parkin is a music specialist and he will be teaching our music lessons this half term. In our first lesson we learned about pitch (high or low), tempo (fast or slow) and beat. We practised being able to keep to a steady beat. Some children were chosen to try out these musical techniques on the keyboard. Next week, we will be starting to learn the recorder!

DT - Making a Moving Monster Toy

This term in DT we have been working on 'Making a moving monster.' We have learned how mechanisms, pivats and linkages work. Our design criteria for our toy was that it had to be:

  • Suitable for a child
  • Have moving parts
  • Be colourful and interactive

 

After designing our toy, we have spend the last two lessons making it. As you can see, we have done a fantastic job. Great work, Year 2!