Year 2 Gallery

Mini First Aid

Year 2 had the award winning Mini First Aid team in to show our children how to deal with emergencies and basic injuries that they might come across.  Amy and Ted showed the children how to shout for help, to call 999 and tell the emergency services our address and how to clean a wound and apply a plaster. We had lots of fun dressing up as nurses, doctors, paramedics, soldiers and injured people. 

World Book Day
2TH took part in a character book hunt round school where we went round finding the amazing artwork of the characters that has been done in school recently.  
In class we shared lots of different new books that have been donated to us and shared who we came into school as today.  Then Burglar Bill held a World Book Day Quiz where we worked together to answer quiz questions about a variety of books.  We had a great day exploring and learning about lots of new books and characters.

History - Tudor House Burning

We made Tudor houses then took them outside so that we could burn them to see just how easy it would have been for the fire to spread in a narrow street at the end of a long, hot summer.  We even managed to pick a windy day to burn our Tudor houses. 

RE - Precious Objects

Our first RE lesson this term was all about precious objects.  We brought a precious object in from home.  We told everyone about our precious object including why it is precious to us.

Christmas RE Day

In year 2, we have been finding out about the annunciation.  We found out how angels are part of the Christmas story and discussed how Mary would have felt when the angel appeared in front of her.

World Cup
Today, 2KS celebrated the World Cup by finding out about our chosen country: Denmark.  We found out that Lego was first created in Denmark so took the opportunity to create our own football stadiums from Lego.

Music - Call and Response

In our music this half term we have been learning about West African call and response songs linked to animals. We used instruments to represent animals, copied rhythms and learned traditional Ghanaian call and response songs. 

PSHE - Tangram

Today we discussed what the word ‘cooperate’ means and what its role is in teamwork.  We explored the importance of working together and cooperating with others and thought about the skills that we need whist doing this.  We then practised these skills when we tried to complete a Tangram puzzle together. 

Local Area Walk
Today we went on a walk around our local area to link in with our current topic.  We took our meerkats along with us to show them what it is like where we live.  The meerkats were very happy that it didn't rain.

Fire Hose Investigation

Fire Engines

Children's Mental Health Week

During Mental Health week, we looked at what we could do to help us to feel happy and to be kind to ourselves. We learnt some massage techniques throughout the week.

RE - Judaism: Mezuzot

Today we created our own mezuzot (plural of mezuzah)First, we decorated our mezuzah case with pictures, patterns and words of things that are important in our lives.

RE Day - Why Me?

For our Christmas RE day, we found out about the Annunciation.  We thought about how Mary would have felt when the Angel Gabriel appeared in front of her.

DT - Making Spring Rolls

Year 2 have been busy making spring rolls.  During this, we used cutting and mixing skills and also had to work well with our partner.  We enjoyed making them. Most of us had a try of them once they had been cooked although I think we enjoyed making them more than we did eating them!

Art - Meerkat Mail
In our topic, we have been reading the book Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett.  We have created our own artwork based on this book by tracing an image and then painting.

Remembrance Planting

As a school, we have created a Remembrance Garden in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II. We have planted lots of spring bulbs and a beautiful Queen Elizabeth rose in her memory.

Science - Habitats - Animal Experience

Year 2 enjoyed meeting and cuddling a real-life Meerkat during the visit from Animal Magic last week. Jabba the meerkat was happy to be passed around the group and even wanted kisses off the children. They also got to hold a giant millipede, giant African snail and stroked an owl during the visit. The children were brilliantly behaved and loved seeing unusual animals like scorpions and chameleons too. This helped all the children learn more about the habitats and adaptations of meerkats and other animals for their science lessons.