Mr Johnson has asked our science co-ordinator, Miss Fidler, to develop the flowerbeds to create a beautiful garden for our school to help attract more wildlife. Year 2 have been busy helping her to carry out a fair test to work out the best conditions for a plant to grow. They have been observing their results carefully and drawing detailed diagrams to record their findings.
This week, Year 2 have been identifying the four different word classes in a GPS style activity. I was really impressed by how everyone used their knowledge in the challenge to offer a clear, detailed explanation to prove how they knew they were correct! Take a look at Shelby’s brilliant work from the lesson…
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In art, Year 2 have been taking inspiration from the African story Handa’s Surprise to create their own woven basket. After exploring colours and patterns native to Africa, they selected a particular style and used their weaving skills to complete their creations.
As part of the Investors in Pupils award, Year 2 have been using and applying their skills of adding numbers using the column method. They have calculated how much it will cost each child to learn in a lesson. The average cost of resources such as a whiteboard pen, rubber, pencil, book etc would be around £8.84.
Last week, Year 2 have been using Poppy’s parrot steps to retrieve information from a wide variety of non-fiction texts. One of the most important, yet challenging steps is to be able to read around the key word to find the best possible answer to the question. Everyone showed some fantastic determination and resilience when reading up to three sentences before and after the key word.
Year 2 recently attended Magna to explore the wonderful sights and sounds of air, fire and water. Whilst at the musuem, the children were excited to find out all about how steel can be moulded into different shapes. Also, they were fascinated by the show ‘The Big Melt’ which informed them all about how steel is recycled and reused.
This term, Year 2 have worked hard to create some fabulous fire engines. The children needed to consider the most appropriate materials to use to ensure their fire engine was highly visible. Something which is essential in a crisis situation!
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Year 2 have been considering which type of measuring equipment they should use to measure different objects. They could choose from a metre stick, ruler, trundle wheel or measuring tape. Lots of the children realised the difference between 1km, 1m and 1cm.
This week, Year 2 had an fabulous time learning all about the Great Fire of London as part of their history topic at the Sheffield Transport Museum. They discovered how the uniforms firefighters wear have evolved over time and they now recognise the different ways firefighters were expected to complete their role in the past.
I am so proud of how well Year 2 have settled into their new class! Everyone is already showing outstanding attitudes to their learning and this has resulted in some fantastic progress already been seen in books! I hope that everyone continues to keep this up!