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Summer Term - We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands

Our topic this term is We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands. To see the Curriculum Newsletter, click the link below:

Curriculum Newsletter Summer 2018

Maths

In Maths we have been looking at fractions of shapes. We have learnt about halves, quarters and thirds this week and have been using our knowledge to split shapes equally and shade parts of shapes to show different fractions. To help us with our fraction knowledge, we got cakes and used knives to half and quarter the cakes. This helped us to realise and understand that one half was the same as two quarters. We really enjoyed eating the cakes at the end of the lesson, but we had to be very careful as we could only eat the fraction that Miss Fryer told us to!

     

 

Science

In Science this term we are learning all about plants and animals. As a class we found out all about seeds and bulbs and how plants grow. After this, we decided to plant our own class seeds and bulbs. We decided to turn our planting into a comparative experiment by changing the conditions of each seed. Seed 1 had water and sunlight, Seed 2 had water and no sunlight, Seed 3 had sunlight but no water and finally, Seed 4 had no water or sunlight. Over the next few weeks we will monitor the seeds to see how they grow in the different conditions.

                                                 
           
              

 

Spring Term - Castles

This term our topic is Castles. To see the Curriculum Newsletter click the link below:

Curriculum Newsletter Spring 2018

History

In History our topic has been Castles. As part of this topic we had the opportunity to visit Tattershall Castle. During the visit we had a tour of the castle which we found quite scary when we got to the top! We also got to play with some medieval toys and games. At the end of the day we did some medieval dancing which was lots of fun. We had a wonderful day and learnt lots about the history of Tattershall Castle.

     
     

 

PE

This term Year 2 have been very lucky as we have had Gary Lambert from Chance to Shine come into school to teach us some of the skills that link with the sport cricket. We have learnt how to throw and catch balls effectively, how to hold a bat as well as how work as a good team. We have loved having Gary teach us and we have learnt lots of new skills with him.

 

 
 

 

 Design and Technology

This term we have been creating our own moving drawbridge castles. We used cereal boxes as our castles. We flattened them out and then printed grey rectangles onto the box to make it look like a castle. Then we cut out the battlements and painted our drawbridges. The teachers helped us, using the hot glue gun to put the box back together and stick on the drawbridge. After this we put dowelling through our and attached some string. When we twist the dowel it allows our drawbridge to move up and down.

     

 

English

Over the holidays an egg appeared in the classroom. The children have been writing about the egg, describing what it looks like and what they think might be inside it. Overnight the egg hatched and a dragon was born. Unfortunately, the dragon destroyed the classroom, stole biscuits and even left a present outside Mr Hodgson's office! We searched around the school using magnifying glasses and torches to find evidence but the dragon was nowhere to be seen! As a class we wrote a letter to the RSPCA asking what we should do. They replied asking us to help them by writing instructions on how to catch a dragon. We are very excited to start our instruction writing.

     

 

 

Autumn Term - Traditional Tales

 

 Welcome to Year 2! Our topic this term is Traditional Tales. To see the Curriculum Newsletter click the link below:

                             Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 2017

 

 

Gingerbread Men

This week we have made our very own Gingerbread Men. We had to follow a recipe, carefully looking at each instruction and working out what we had to do. We also had to use some of our mathematical knowledge to help us when weighing the different ingredients. Once they were baked, we decorated them using colourful icing. We enjoyed making them and can't wait to taste them!

     

 

Science

This term in Science we have been learning about materials. We did an investigation to help The Three Little Pigs. They asked us if we could work out which material was the most waterproof so they could use it to build their houses. To do our experiment we put our pigs in a tub under a crate covered in each material. We poured water onto the materials and looked to see if the pigs were wet or dry. We enjoyed doing our investigation and had lots of fun pouring water over the crates.

 

English

Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at non-fiction texts. We have learnt the features of non-fiction and have found these in books in school. We are now beginning to create our own information text about bears. We have used books and computers to research different types of bears and will soon be writing our own information text.

     

 

Den Building

This week Year 2 and Year 3 had the exciting opportunity to do some den building. For the whole afternoon we had to create our own dens using sticks, piping and sheets with no adult help! We had a fantastic afternoon learning lots about how to make a den and work as a successful team. It also linked well to our Science topic of materials which allowed us to think about what materials we would need to make a den ensuring it was strong and waterproof. 

 

Art

In Art, we have been learning about the primary and secondary colours. We used paintings by Klee and Kandinsky to discover the primary and secondary colours before creating our own painting. Our paintings took inspiration from Kandinsky's Concentric Circles painting. First we had to pick 8 colours for our backgrounds. We then had to coil string around a template before printing it onto the backgrounds.

 

English

In English this week we have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. To help us remember the story we have drama and sequencing. Whilst the book was read, we came up with our own actions to help us remember the key events. The pictures below show different parts of the story. Can you work out the different parts?

 

September 2017 

This week, we read the story of the Rainbow Fish. The story helped us to understand the importance of working together as a team. The children then created their own rainbow fish to go onto our classroom display. We used bubble wrap and painted it to create the scales on the fish, we then sprinkled it with glitter to show the sparkly scales on our fish.

 

Music

This term in Music we are learning how to play the Ocarina. We went to the outdoor classroom and learnt how to hold the Ocarina and how to play it. As the term goes on we will learn to play different notes and rhythms.