We had a visit from Zoo2U: an amazing, mobile animal company. During the workshop we got to see a range of exotic animals, including meerkats, millipedes, and turtles, up close and learn all about how they are suited to their environment.
In preparation for Remembrance Day, we read the story ‘Where The Poppies Now Grow’ and discussed the important sacrifice so many soldiers have made, and continue to do so, since the first Armistice Day in 1919.
We learnt about Flanders Field and why the Poppy flower is used to symbolise this important occasion. Then we made 3D paper poppies, created collage poppies and decorated a variety of poppy images to adorn our classroom window and remind everyone of the significance of the day.
Children have been writing their own poems this week based on the poem 'I wish I was a pirate'. Elsie decided she wished she was a princess and this is the poem that she created.
Comic Relief 2021
Year 2 children dressed up for Comic Relief. We raised money by either wearing red or dressing wackily.
DT: Fire Engines
We finished our Great Fire of London topic by creating our very own fire engines. We first designed the vehicle, thinking about the main features of the fire engine. We then collected household items we could use as materials. We used a combination of packaging boxes, yoghurt pots, straws, lollypop sticks, string, toothpicks, bottle lids and lots and lots of red paint!
Return to school
We celebrated returning to school by creating our own class Rainbow. It was like a special jigsaw and we even though we all created our own individual piece, we had to work together as a team to create our beautiful rainbow. We then shared our favourite lockdown memories with each other and talked about all the things we are really looking forward to, now we are back in school.
Music with Instruments
Last term we explored the genre of rock music. We particularly loved learning about guitar riffs and listened to lots of famous riffs from the 80s and 90s. We then spent a lesson practising strumming and plucking notes on the guitar and James Murray in 2TH could even play the famous riff from 'Smoke on the Water' by Deep Purple!
LIVE PE with Mr Ellis
We had so much fun taking part in a LIVE PE lesson with Mr Ellis. We practised throwing and catching objects of varying sizes and weights. And it was really fun and challenging trying to catch the differently sized pieces of paper.
Trip to the Beach