During the term of Spring and Summer, our Year 2 children learnt about different healthy foods and snacks. They even had the chance to make and taste some; including, wraps and a selection of fruit and vegetables.
Using the Xylophone and Booomwhackers to create some great tunes or play along with some of their favourite songs!
The school has taken part in various workshops and participated in school competitions, on top of their usual PE lessons. Below is a snippet of the activities our Year 2 have enjoyed. Including, gymnastics, Skipping and Kidz Fit workshops.
Over the course of the year our children take part in various activities to enable them to think about others and how their lives, thoughts and emotions may differ to their own. This may, for example, be a part of PSHE, history, or literacy. Below you can see some of their role play during their PSHE Conscience Alley where they take it in turns to make decisions, or being Leaf – a character they discussed from a book; and during their learning of the events from the Titanic, they re-enact how some of the staff and passengers may have felt.
Many areas of maths were covered this year; including number ordering, sharing and division, the concept of money, tens and units, and multiplcation.
Combining many curricular activities, alongside History, Year 2 learnt about The Great Fire of London. They designed and built houses as part of Design Technology, wrote a diary entry about the day the fire broke out, discussed the historical characters, such as Samuel Pepys; they even got a chance to take part in their own archeological dig to find artifacts.
As part of Creative Arts week, the children were set the task of creating an ice sculpture to bring into school. Each year group walked round the school to view all the sculptures on show, created by each class. They then wrote about what they’d made, the materials used, and completed a little experiment to see what would happen to their scultures when left in different areas of the school. Would they stay frozen, melt slowly or turn into water very quickly?
Here are some of their pieces!
Designing and building boats before getting together to test how well they float.
As part of their science lessons, the children expanded on their knowledge from Year 1. Looking at food chains and working in groups to order the cycle of life at different stages.