Year 2 have had a wonderful Term 1 learning all about DINOSAURS! The children were palaeontologists from Day 1 when they discovered that there had been a special find in our school grounds! They dug up several special old dinosaur bones! Next stop was Bristol Museum where the children learnt about Mary Anning and the Bristol dinosaur. They worked in teams to create their very own dinosaur which they drew and then measured on the school playground. They then wrote fact files about their dinosaur. The term concluded with Dinosaur Day – dinosaur cookies, dinosaur footprint measuring, a debate about whether the dinosaurs should return or not and a very friendly real dinosaur visitor! What a super term!
During term 2 the children designed a healthy wrap they would like to make. Then they practiced cutting, slicing, chopping, grating and spreading in preparation for making the wrap. The children even visited Lidl with their own shopping list, shopping bag and money to buy all the ingredients. Finally they made the wrap and enjoyed devouring it!
The children learnt how to find the difference. They worked in pairs with cubes, counting on from the smallest tower of cubes to the longest.
At the end of the term the class celebrated with a Christmas party and even invited Magic Mark to come and perform a few tricks. Their favourite trick was the forever multiplying balls!
We had a great time in Term 3, learning all about The Great Fire of London. We started the topic with our very own campfire, singing songs, toasting marshmallows, playing with sparklers and ended with a recreation of the Great Fire itself by burning houses made of cardboard and straw. We shared what we learned about the Great Fire in an assembly for parents featuring a special visit from Mr. Samuel Pepys himself! We even had a visit from the Fire Brigade and the fire-fighters taught us how to ‘STOP, DROP and ROLL’.
In Maths we learnt about repeated addition by writing on the tables and using numicon to help us. We used an angle checker to find right angles around the classroom.
Term 4 Year 2 had an exciting time ‘visiting’ China! The children investigated several Chinese artefacts and used their detective skills to work out what each one was used for. They were also treated to a Chinese banquet where they were taught to use chopsticks and then they could practice these newfound skills eating noodles.
The children went outside, sat underneath the glorious school cherry tree and sketched the blossom.
It was also World Book day during Term 4 and all the children had great fun dressing up as book characters.
Term 4 also included a Big Question in RE when the children explored their thoughts about whether they should always forgive or not. This led to some very interesting discussions and the children had some very strong points of view.