Year 2 – DT Day – Textiles

Year 2 had a day of DT today and after having spent the past few DT days looking at structures and food, today the focus was all on textiles. The children spent the day exploring, practicing the running stich which they then used to create their pouches. The day involved lots of challenges where the children showed a great amount of resilience. This included threading the needle a number of times as well as cutting their templates in a straight line to ensure they would all fit together.

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Year 2 – Science – Living, Dead and Never Lived

This week in Science, as part of our topic, Living things and their habitats, Year 2 explored the differences between living, dead and never lived things. Once understanding the differences between the three categories, we went into the outdoors. Here we found lots of different items and sorted them into things that are living, dead and never lived. Once sorted, the children provided reasons for their choices.

‘The bugs are moving so they are living’ – Tom

‘Cups haven’t been attached to anything like a tree so they have never lived’ – Frankie

‘I think the logs are dead because they have come off the tree but are not growing any more’ – Logan

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Year 2 Writing in Geography

Today, Year 2 were exploring the British Isles in more depth. They were challenged to use special map white boards to recall key learning from the previous lesson and built on this by learning about details of each specific country. The children were reading and discussing information and representing key facts in their learning books. Year 2 continue to master their cursive handwriting in all lessons.

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Outdoor Science Day – Year 2

This morning, Year 2 have spent the morning exploring plants for our outdoor science day. We begun with revisiting the skills we need as Scientists and we looked back at previous learning about Jane Caulden, a botanist. After spending time using our white hats to share all the facts we knew, we looked at the parts of the plant and the jobs each part had. We used our outdoor area to record what we had found.

We continued after break to explore the plants outdoors. We used 3 out of 5 senses to explore this and the children showed great leadership by being positive communicators when leading their groups.

We ended the morning making recycled planters. We discussed the importance of using recycled materials. The children were amazed at how small the Oregano seeds were. We look forward to seeing them grow over the next few weeks.

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Year 2 – Who am I as a learner?

Today, Year 2 have been taking time to reflect on themselves as learners. We discussed how each and every learner is different and the importance of being honest with yourself. We explored different learning statements through whole class discussion and peer sharing opportunities. The children have now started to identify their strengths using their own target boards. We will return to these many times over the next two weeks as part of our ongoing learning reflections.

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Year 2 – DT Day

Food, A Balanced Diet, was our DT day topic in Year 2. The children were given the task of designing, making and evaluating a healthy snack. Prior to designing, the children explored how sugar was made made and were shocked at the amount of hidden sugars in fruit juices and fizzy drinks.

Year 2 explored the 5 food groups and ensured when designing they had a healthy balance, using cranberry sauce as a treat!

When making their wraps, the children learnt the bridge and claw cutting method to cut their vegetables.

Once made, the children evaluated their wraps, for smell, appearance and taste and thought about what they would change when making a wrap next time.

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Art Day Year 2

Year 2 have been busy learning skills linked to drawing, weaving and painting!

We have learnt to look for shapes hidden in objects to help us draw with accuracy and have learnt how to create patterns using folding, cutting and weaving techniques. We have also explored ways to create continuous lines with paint by loading our paint brushes correctly. There has been a real celebration of creativity!

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Forest School

The key worker children had an amazing opportunity to join forest school for the afternoon. They showed a real sense of school community as they worked together to build a natural fence. Each bubble had their own slot to forage for sticks and layer them one on top of the other. They showed great skills by weaving the sticks together to build up the fence. They showed amazing teamwork and have created a strong, sturdy fence on the border of forest school. Well done everyone.
It’s the end of a different half term and how best to end it but with a campfire! The children sat around a campfire in their bubbles, toasting Marshmallows and sipping hot chocolates. You could here a pin drop when Mrs Bone was telling them the traditional story ‘the boy who cried wolf’!

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