Year 2 Blog
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Yesterday we had a fantastic day being pirates. We took part in lots of fun activities throughout the day. We searched around our school looking for clues on our treasure hunt and even found gold coins at the end of it! Our teachers challenged us to design and make a boat to help the pirates cross the water to get to their treasure. We worked in groups to design our raft and then chose our resources and built it thinking about how we would stick parts together. The fun part was testing the boats on the water! We also found out lots of information about pirates and pirate ships and even learned how to talk like a pirate. In the afternoon we completed a pirate course with activities such as walking the plank and cannon ball throwing. Thank you to our grown ups at home?who helped with our costumes.
Thursday 17th October 2019
Today we were visited by Ian Graham, our local Coast Ranger. He shared some interesting facts about our coastline. Did you know that we have a special type of rock in our cliff that isn't found anywhere else in the world? We think that makes our coast very special! He also told up about birds and butterflies that visit in the summer months. Ian works hard to protect our coast and we are hoping to keep working with him to see how we can help as a school.
Monday 7th October 2019
We have been very busy over the last couple of weeks. We celebrated International Week where we found out lots of interesting facts about Spain. After looking at the artwork of Gaudi, we made some of our own mosaic pictures using little squares of paper. We finished the week by making Paella and taking part in Flemenco dancing.
In Geography we have been looking at the features of the seaside. We found out that physical features are naturally found and human features are what people have put there. We used this to sort features into the different groups and then label a picture of the seaside. We made models of the seaside and labelled the features. We planned the model as a group and used a range of materials. Mrs Allen was very impressed!
Thursday 19th September 2019
This morning we had a fantastic walk to explore our local coastline. We followed a map to find the beach and spotted local landmarks on the way. On the beach we looked in the rock pools, collected pebbles and wrote our names in the sand. We hope you like looking at our photos.
Wednesday 18th September 2019
We have been doing some fantastic artwork today in Year 2. Some children were sketching pictures from the Smiley Shark story thinking carefully about drawing the shape and then using shading to add detail. Other children were exploring making pictures of sea creatures using powder paints, water colours or oil pastels. We thought about what we could see in the pictures and looked carefully at details that had been included. We are trying to become good illustrators by thinking about what colours we need to use, staying in the lines and not leaving any white gaps when colouring.
Wednesday 11th September 2019
Welcome to our blog! We have had a fantastic first week back at school and looking forward to a great year ahead. Our new teachers are impressed with how well we have settled into Year 2.
This week, in Maths we have been working with tens and ones and showed how we can represent numbers in different ways. In English we have read a story called Smiley Shark and made a list of exciting adjectives to describe the main character. We have also had fun making different shades of a colour by adding black or white and will be exploring this further over the next two weeks.
Our topic for this half term is 'Living by the sea' and we have lots of exciting things planned. We are going to be learning about our local area and coastline and thinking about the types of habitats they provide for plants and animals.
We will keep our blog updated regularly so you can see the fun we have learning throughout the year!