2021 - 2022
In Year 2 we have been enjoying our music lessons - singing, dancing and playing instruments to song about Hands, Feet and Heart! It was lots of fun getting out the instruments!
Blue Class have had a great week so far; becoming aspirational artisits, independent mathematicians and engaged muck and mess makers!
Yellow Class had lots of fun in their Maths lesson yesterday. We drew chalk circles to find out the capacity of our containers by pouring the contents out into them.
Year 2 really enjoyed the challenge of making seagull finger puppets yesterday. We followed instructions, used a pattern and tracing paper to transfer the pattern and had to use our best cutting out. They look amazing and the children were thrilled with them.
Blue Class have had a fabulous arty afternoon, learning how to sculpt clay to replicate shells that we have found whilst beachcombing. They have also learnt how to use chalk pastels to blend colours and create line and tone.
Yellow Class children enjoyed learning how to sculpt natural forms found by the coast using clay and clay tools. There were some lovely creatures made and shells too.
We have so enjoyed making our healthy snack for Healthy Bodies Week. We have designed our own pizza, learnt how to prepare food by chopping and grating and then evaluated our product. We did this by checking through the Healthy Eating Plate and looking for healthy options, and of course by tasting and eating our pizza as well!
Year 2 were so lucky to get a fantastic cello workshop. We loved it, especially learning how to hold it and work out how to make sounds.
Year 2 loved learning how to develop ideas and techniques in their Art lesson today, all the better for being outside under the trees. We were choosing a selection of our beachcomber finds and thinking about how to arrange them in artistic ways on a background, using ideas about shape, pattern, line and sculpture.
Year 2 have really enjoyed exploring, presenting and creating their own tongue twisters. They loved the opportunity to publish their work using handwriting pens too! In our science and art we have been exploring shells, classifying them and using them to create some super land art.
Yellow Class released 2 of our butterflies today as they emerged this morning! We put the ones still not emerged outside in the garden area in case they emerge over half term.
Year 2 have been enjoying their computing this term - looking at algorithms and debugging. We went to the computing suite to navigate bee bot around different locations, working with a partner who directed our inputs. We have then explored the programmable toy and created instructions to take it to different locations on our mat- all places that a bee would love to visit! It's been bee - rilliant!
Year 2 have worked so hard in their minibeast inspired Dance this term. Here they are greeting each other as their minibeast at the start of the 'Ugly Bug Ball'. The children have learnt about using different levels, speeds, stillness and gesture to take part in their special dance sequence.
Year 2 have been learning lots in their music lessons. We have learnt to play tuned and untuned percussion, explored rhythm and pitch and investigated sound effects and simple notation.
We have investigated life cycles in our minibeast topic, these help us remember each stage.
In Year 2 we have been using spoken language for performance poetry. We learnt a minibeast poem off by heart, added in some actions and then performed it to our audience. You can see we had quite a lot of fun.
We went outside to do our Maths today. We were describing movement and turns using words like clockwise and anticlockwise. We had to instruct someone to move across a grid to get to the cone.
We have been learning how to do close observational drawings. We used graded pencils and investigated line and tone, to create these amazing details.
Yellow Class have enjoyed some more outside learning, this time visiting the school pond. We found lots of tadpoles, water boatmen, pond skaters and more.
We are learning so much about minibeasts and the habitats they need to survive.
Year 2 have had a fantastic beginning to their Term 5 'Wriggle and Crawl' topic. There was lots of excitement on our minibeast hunt using the special equipment and looking in all the different habitats around our school.
'Well done to the children in Year 2 for dressing up and looking so fabulous.'
We got our bodies really working this afternoon doing a lot of heart raising activities, each lasting 30 seconds.
Our partners counted how many we did each time. We then had some fun pushing a squashy ball away from us and trying to get as far down the measuring line as we could.