Year 2 have had a wonderfully busy and exciting term. We absolutely loved our amazing trip to Chew Valley Farm a few weeks ago and since then, in literacy, have been busy writing animal fact files for all the animals we found out about. We have been looking at animal life cycles in our topic lessons and been very excited about our class tadpoles, closely observing them turn into frogs!
Some children in Year 2 have been really busy preparing for their show, The Magic Shoes, which will be performed this Friday at The Wickham theatre. All of our class will be watching the show which all parents are welcome to come along too.
In Maths children have been learning about time focusing on half past, quarter to and quarter past.
In PE we have been busy practicing our summer dance and also learning new tennis skills.
All of the children tried really hard with their SATS this term and we are very proud of them.
This term we have been learning about the properties of materials through carrying out a variety of hands-on science investigations. As part of this topic we have also looked at the work of artists and crafts people who use different materials to weave with. Children created Mexican God’s Eye (Tzicuri) stars by weaving wool around two sticks. They then moved on to creating their own looms using shoe boxes. They explored using a variety of materials to weave through their looms.
We’ve had such a busy term here in Year Two and fitted so much in. In Talk for Writing we wrote our own stories based on ‘Owl babies’ and created our own leaflets about other nocturnal animals. Since then we have been reading the story of The Jolly postman and created our own story maps following his journey to different fairytale character’s homes.
We designed a structure for the nest we found at the Royal Fort Gardens. It needed to be: tall so the nest would be safe up high; strong so that it wouldn’t collapse; wide enough for the nest to sit on and level so the nest would not slide off. Not all of us were successful!