Sports day - including the egg and spoon, obstacle and sprint races!
Science - Year 2 have been learning lots about animals and their habitats which ties in with our current Nurturing Natural Netherton topic; how do we look after and preserve our natural environments? This week we started learning about food chains and the transferring of energy along them, and had a go at making our own!
Euros penalty shootout!
Equality and Diversity - this term so far we have focused on the fact that we should celebrate our differences. We read 'The Odd Egg', where a duck's egg hatches later than all of it's friends eggs and they are surprised to see a baby crocodile come out of it! Year 2 agreed that the duck should not be ashamed of this but quite the opposite - happy and proud regardless of being different.
Art - Year 2 done lots of lovely paintings of space to round up our explorers topic and in particular, Neil Armstrong. We looked at lots of pictures to try to understand what it must have been like for Neil at the time from his space shuttle and standing on the moon, and put this to good use in our art.
Healthy eating Week - We've learned a lot this week about making healthier choices, portion sizes and food groups. This will help us choose our food more carefully. We have kept track of our progress in being healthier using food and drink trackers as well as food diaries, and many of us have won tickets to go into the raffle as a result of eating a healthy lunch!
Maths - So far this term we have done a lot of learning about fractions - halves, thirds and quarters! We are using different techniques to find a fraction of a quantity of objects including drawing on tables to help us share counters into groups as seen in the pictures. We will soon move onto counting in fractions!
Topic - We have been learning about famous explorers throughout history. So far we have learned about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. Here are some pieces of art by the pupils, trying to capture what the ocean and sky might have been like for Columbus at the time of his sailing, also considering that one of his ships didn't make it back due to the rough conditions.
Science - Our current topic is plants. Pupils have learned about what plants need to grow and carried out an experiment on growth conditions to come to a conclusion about what is the most important for optimal growth. We have decided to repeat the experiiment in order to improve the reliability of our results, whilst changing some factors of it such as the type of plant used (this time it is cress), and growing locations. In coming weeks we will explore animal habitats and use keys to identify plants, and we shall also be visiting Chester zoo!
English - In recent weeks year 2 have focused on work based upon the story 'Lizzie and the Birds'. We started off coming up with descriptive words with varying suffixes for the birds as well as adding any unfamiliar vocabulary from the story to our 'wow words' wall. We then used all of this on display to improve our writing which has included predictions, newspaper reports, character descriptions and persuasive letters.
R.E. - During our last topic, serving, whilst learning about Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, pupils used drama/dance and music to represent how peoples lives changed for the better when it arrived. We can see how people felt when Jesus returned to Heaven, only to be surprised and filled with joy when the Holy Spirit (those with gold paper) finally enters their lives as Jesus had promised. Unfortunately the video taken is too large for website upload!
Maths - In recent weeks pupils have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. They have been finding the amount of edges, vertices and faces each have in order to identify the name of the shape. Some new shapes/vocabulary we have focused on is polygon, quadrilateral, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, symmetrical and vertex/vertices! In the mornings when we first get to class we continue working on previously learned skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to make sure the knowledge sticks with us!