Autumn Term Topic - 'The Circus is Coming to Town!'
Welcome to Year Two! We hope you had a really fantastic holiday and are looking forward to your new adventures in year two. Throughout the year, we will be learning lots and having so much fun together. We know you will impress us with your outstanding attitudes to learning this year. This is our class page where we will post different pieces of your work/achievements from lots of different subjects. When you feel proud of something, please let us know, so that we can post it onto our page. Remember to keep visiting throughout the year to explore some of the hard work that you have completed. On our page, you can also see what we are going to be learning about in our class newsletter. You can access this page at home so if you would like to, you will also be able to share your learning with your grown-ups.
Welcome to Year Two!
Mrs Tikare and Mrs Watson
Autumn 2 Topic Brainstorm
Topic Brainstorm Spring 1
We attended a special assembly this half term to remind us how to keep healthy. As well as the more obvious reminders like eating and drinking healthily, Pascale who delivered the assembly spoke to us about how to keep your mind healthy too. In order to have a good level of general well-being we found out that we need to eat healthily, exercise regularly, get a good night's sleep, not have too much screen time and discuss negative emotions so we can feel content within ourselves.
Recently we have spent time perfecting our Christmas songs, learning our lines and developing our acting skills. We have worked very hard to know when we need to deliver our lines by listening to everyone else. Some of us are also dancing! We hope everyone enjoys the performance!
As part of our English and topic work, ('Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner!') we have been reading 'A Bear Called Paddington,' by Michael Bond. As part of our initial engagement process with the book we made bread in D.T. The bread was thoroughly enjoyable with marmalade on top, as eaten by Paddington. This also allowed us to read and write instructions, along with opportunities to measure quantities and scientific discussion about the changes in properties along the way.
As part of Remembrance Day and Anti-Bullying Week, (which was covered in SMSC and History,) we were lucky enough to experience a workshop about a soldier in the First World War. We found out how difficult life would've been in the trenches. It was important for us to learn about how to try to prevent conflict in the future. Although it was a serious subject we still had some fun following drill instructions and holding the enormous, wooden rifle!
An external company called 'Splatz' came in to teach the children circus skills and support our cross curricular learning.
Year two pupils have been trained in basic first aid by an external agency. Here are some pictures of the training.
During our recent challenge and support day year two children planned and created their own circus equipment. They used a range of materials and discussed the most efficient ways to join these materials. They also evaluated their work and discussed how these skills might be used in the real world.
As part of year twos 'The Circus is Coming to Town' topic, children have independently created their own circus tents for their homework.