Our science unit this half term has been 'Uses of everyday materials.' This morning, we worked collaboratively to investigate how we could use everyday materials to create our own kites!
Once we had constructed our kites, we had great fun testing them outside!
Year 2 have had a fantastic time celebrating the Hindu festival of colours 'Holi' today!
Wow! The first half term has whizzed past and we are well into the swing of Year 2. Over the half term, we have worked really hard and are really proud of the work we have achieved.
An independent learning skill that we've been focusing on is the skill of working collaboratively. We can learn a lot from each other and it is important to work as part of a team! In English, we worked in pairs to re-tell the story that we had been studying called 'Six Dinner Sid!' We loved reading the story about the greedy cat and enjoyed the opportunity of working together.
During Jungle book week, we had great fun exploring life in the jungle and thinking about the plants and animals that live there. At the end of the week, we made collages to show what a jungle might look like!
Our topic for this half term has been changes. We started the topic by looking at the seasons and why we have different seasons. As it was Autumn, we decided to make observations on how this season is different from the others. We used this to create our own pictures of Autumn.
Which features of Autumn can you see in our pictures?
On Wednesday 2nd July we set off on an adventure to Weston-Super-Mare. We had a brilliant day; the sun was shining, the seagulls were flying (a bit too close for comfort sometimes!) and the parent helpers were keen to start building sandcastles!
We set off bright and early and eventually arrived to the sunny seaside resort of Weston mid-morning. We found a large unoccupied place on the beach where we positioned ourselves and immediately started having fun; playing football, building sandcastles, burying each others legs and generally having great fun!
Even though we had great fun playing in the sand, the majority of us thought having a ride on a donkey was the best part of the day!
Thank you to all the parent helpers who gave up their own time to come and join in our fun!
Tuesday 6th May was an exciting day for us as we had a special visit from the 'Animal Man'. We were really looking forward to seeing him and all of his amazing animals because not only would it be great fun, but also because it would really help us with our topic of Nocturnal Animals. We were sooooo excited!
First we got to meet a beautiful little hedgehog; it looked so cuddly and then we remembered he had spikes on his back to warn off predators. Luckily he didn't think we were predators so some of us got to hold him and stoke him.
Next came the tarantula...scary! We all got to give his tummy a little tickle which he loved! After this, the owl came out to 'play'. He was magnificent. His head could turn all the way round! He swooped and flew around the hall to different people; we all lay on the mats and he flew just above our heads.
Finally out came the snake. Wow, he was massive! The python was very wiggly today and kept on looking around but he was very well behaved when some of us got to hold him.
On Monday 17th March all of year 2 headed out for an afternoon packed full of sports and fun! We joined other schools to compete in a multi-sports activity competition which involved lots of mini activities ranging from shooting goals, jumping over hurdles, balancing and throwing. We had so much fun! Take a look at some of our photos...
World Book Day in Year 2
We've had a great day in year 2 celebrating World Book Day. There were some super fancy dress ideas ranging from Captain Jack Sparrow to Goldilocks! We all brought in our favourite books from home to share with each other which was fantastic, and then we visited our school library which was really exciting to see all the new books.
Our trip to St Phillip's Cathedral and Birmingham Museum
On Wednesday 22nd January, year 2 were lucky enough to go on a school trip into Birmingham! We travelled by train and visited two of Birmingham's iconic places; St Phillips Cathedral and Birmingham Museum.
We all had an amazing time and learnt lots of new and exciting facts about our city of Birmingham. Did you know the Cathedral is only 300 years old and the land on which is was built was donated by a man called Mr Phillips?
The Cathedral has a special seat desingated for the Bishop but unfortunately he doesn't like sitting in it because it is so uncomfortable!
When we left the Cathedral, Miss Jones (who guided us around) said we were "delightful!"
The museum was equally as exciting to visit. We learnt about the histroy of Birmigham, more information on the famous Birmingham artist Edward Burne-Jones, we saw some of the Staffordshire hoard and we were even able to feel the weight of a real sword used in Anglo-Saxon times.