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As part of our science topic, we hunted for invertebrates in our school environment. We discussed similarities and differences between the different invertebrates that we found. Some thrived in different habitats.
In English, we have been focusing on Significant Authors. Our chosen author is Roald Dahl. We acted out some of the tricks the Twits played on each other and added our own twists. This helped us to plan our writing.
During our maths lesson we have been exploring shapes. As part of our learning, we created our own shapes using lolly sticks and pipe cleaners. We also began to explore whether various 2D shapes have a vertical line of symmetry.
As part of our Easter celebrations, the children were encouraged to create Easter bonnets at home. We had a boy and girl winner from Sydney class. I am sure everyone agrees the bonnets looked absolutely fantastic!
During spring 2 our topic has been Charge! We have enjoyed learning all about castles. In our DT lessons we have planned, created and evaluated our own castle structures. We used a range of different materials. We tried to incorporate some of the key features including a working drawbridge.
Year 2 had a fantastic school trip to Dover Castle. It was a little bit windy! During our visit we explored the key features of castles. We found out about the history of Dover Castle. As you can see, we had the opportunity to dress up and enjoy some interesting castle texts.
This half term, we have been developing our football skills. We have worked hard on dribbling, passing and working together as part of a team. Year 2 are looking forward to using these skills during game situations in the summer term.
During the spring term, we raised money for NSPCC Number Day. We enjoyed dressing up in our number clothing. Throughout the morning we had lots of fun enjoying number games and activities. The engaging activities allowed us to develop our maths skills. We even took part in our own game show!
In our maths lessons we have been exploring fractions. In year 2, we have been focusing on the fractions half, one quarter, two quarters and three quarters. We had lots of fun recognising, finding, naming and writing fractions of objects.
During our lessons we have also been exploring fractions of shapes and quantities
During our art lessons we have been thinking about London in the past and present day. We created our own sketches of part of London’s skyline in 2018. As inspiration, we explored Stephen Wiltshire’s fantastic artwork of London. We considered what we liked and disliked about his work.
In RE we have been learning about Christianity. We visited Titmuss Baptist Church where we discovered more about the Christmas story. During the visit we also enjoyed singing Christmas songs and playing games.
We created Christingles during one of our RE lessons and found out why each piece is symbolic. To create our Christingle we used oranges, dried fruit, red ribbon, cocktail sticks and candles.
Last half term, we enjoyed learning all about the circus. This topic provided us with many fantastic, cross curricular opportunities. As part of our learning we experienced a Circus Workshop. During the workshop, we were able to learn a variety of circus skills. These skills have been demonstrated within our own circus performance. As you can see, this was great fun! We also made our own circus equipment.
During our science lessons, we have been exploring Everyday Materials and Their Uses. As part of this area, we have had opportunities to investigate a range of materials practically. We have learnt how to predict, carry out an experiment, record our observations and ask/answer our own questions.