This term, year 2 have been learning some simple French vocabulary and using it to answer the register and introduce themselves. They have also learned a song in French that they wanted to share with you!
Today in RE we learned about the story of Rama and Sita. We learned how the people made diva lamps to guide them home after a mighty battle. The children used clay to mould their own diva lamp and we discussed how Diwali is a Hindu celebration where light triumphs over darkness. Here are some of our diva lamps before they went to dry...
This half term year 2 have been inspired to write poetry. Earlier in the term we learnt a class poem about Autumn and this inspired them to write their own. The children spent a lesson thinking about everything they would expect to find during the season which is red, yellow, brown and orange. Then they wrote and performed their own poetry. They were brilliant! Here are some of the poems performed, I will be uploading more soon!
Our topic in Science this half term has been everyday materials. Last week we designed a boat out of limited materials we had in our classroom. This week we made our boat models and tested them on the water outside. We found out that all of our boats could float for 10 seconds on the water but the boats that were made from thicker materials (such as egg boxes and card) lasted the longest. The children really enjoyed testing their boats and are looking forward to designing a real boat next week!
This week we have completed our seaside paintings based on the Artist 'Pierre Auguste Renoir'. This Artwork has took weeks of hard work and concentration! First the children had to cut out their seaside shapes which was very tricky as many of them were very delicate. Then, they created a seaside landscape and mixed the paint with white to create different tones. Once year 2 had created their excellent landscapes they coloured in their pictures, positioned them and then used different materials to create a border around their work. The finished effects are fantastic! Have a look...
This half term year 2 are learning about everyday materials in Science. This week we completed an investigation in class where we tried to find materials and objects in class which would bend, squash, stretch and twist. We discovered that there are some objects which cannot change state and some that might be able to change in different ways. We discussed how very hard materials changed less often that soft, flexible materials.
This was our first Scientific investigation in year 2 and I was very impressed by how the children moved around the classroom, carefully and sensibly investigating materials and working well with their partners.
Welcome to our year 2 blog. We are very excited to begin a new school year with you all and are looking forward to teaching you all. We are already very impressed with how you have all adapted to year 2 and how hard you are working!
Below is a copy of the welcome booklet we sent home at the start of the week. It contains information about PE days and class routines.
During our most recent music unit we have been learning how to perform the song 'friendship'. This has been our trickiest song yet in year 2 as it is very long in duration and the chorus lyrics vary as the song progresses. Year 2 have also been playing the glockenspiels alongside singing which again is a new skill for them. The children did so well with this and performed beautifully. Here is a short snippet of the song, we hope you enjoy it!