Today Miss Ashton very kindly came to year 2 to show us the 5 ducklings that had hatched in nursery last week! The year 2 children were so sensible and calm when the ducks joined us. So calm in fact that the ducklings had a little sleep! Here are some of the photos we managed to get during all the excitement.
This afternoon, year 2 learned how to complete running stitch for the first time. They used wool, plastic needles and rug canvas to practice their stitch ready for an exciting DT unit all about puppets! Here are some pictures we managed to take during a very busy, fun afternoon. Mrs Hebron was so impressed with how each member of year 2 really persevered with their stitching.
Year 2 have been learning about the Festivals of Tabernacles, (which is also called Sukkot) by making their own Sukkah. Jews celebrate this festival to remind them of the 40 years they spent in the desert before they found the promised land of Israel.
Children used card, paper and materials from the land to decorate their sukkah. They created some great miniature versions and wanted to share them with you.
In our PE unit, year 2 have been learning different jumps including the long jump. Here are some of them in action!
Today year 2 went to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds where we had a fantastic time and learnt a lot!
When we arrived, we had a walk around the museum and visited 'Disease Street' where we saw the horrible conditions the Victorians had to live in. We even visited a Victorian operating theatre and discussed how different it was to a modern day hospital. All the children agreed they would much rather live in modern times where people know to keep clean and stop germs spreading. Then we investigated the rest of the museum where we saw some very interesting medical supplies from the decades.
During the afternoon, year 2 took part in 'the Florence Nightingale experience' where we we were led by our very own Florence. She started by telling us her story and why she decided to be a nurse. Then as a group of porters (the boys) and nurses (the girls) worked together to clean up Scutari hospital. First they scrubbed the floors and walls, then made a warm cosy bed and finally they cared for a soldier and helped him recover with hot food, clean bandages and medicine.
All the children agreed they had thoroughly enjoyed the day and were engaged throughout. Their behaviour was EXCEPTIONAL. They were focussed, respectful of others throughout and made us all very proud to take them. Well done year 2!