Class 2 Blog

Class 2 Blog

  • 18
    Nov

    Art

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 created tints and tones when making our Southern Light backgrounds. We could use chalk pastels, water colours or ready mixed paint.
  • 17
    Nov

    Science

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have been predicting how it appears that the Sun moves across the sky throughout the day as we know that it is really the Earth moving. We first looked at where the Sun was first thing in the morning and then went out and observed again regularly. We spoke about the days being short and tracked the low arc of the Sun in the sky. We will do this again in the Summer and observe the difference.
  • 16
    Nov

    PSHE

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    This week is Anti-Bullying Week. Year 2 spent time understanding what bullying is and how to deal with it. Bullying is when something happens several, times, on, purpose. S.T.O.P. We learnt that is can be verbal, physical, indirect or cyber. We then discussed several scenarios and decided if it showed bullying and what type. We then thought about what we should do about it, if we see bullying and this is to first say, "Stop, I do not like that," then also start, telling, other, people. S.T.O.P. We then made an Anti-Bullying tree which has brown leaves showing how if feels to be bullied and then green which show how we will deal with it and help each other.
  • 15
    Nov

    English

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 have been exploring settings and writing descriptions. To help them, one task this week involved one child seeing a picture of a setting and then describing to another child who hadn't seen it. This child then had to draw what was being described to them. This helped the children to understand the detail and description that is needed.
  • 11
    Nov

    Science

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    LP To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. For our science lesson we looked at four cartoons of morning times. I asked the children if they could tell which one was Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. They were great at using the tree and weather to identify the seasons but most did not mention the change in light. We then thought about why the light changes and watched videos exploring the rotation of the Earth around the sun. Finally, we made Earths from oranges with equators (elastic bands) and an axis (a pencil) and explored making it summer for the Earth but pointing the northern hemisphere toward the sun (a torch) and winter, when the northern hemisphere points away from the sun.
  • 10
    Nov

    PSHE

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    This week we discussed that sometimes people make assumptions about boys and girls (stereotypes) We played games to show that we are similar and can like the same things. We also learnt to understand some ways in which boys and girls are different and accept that this is okay too.
  • 09
    Nov

    DT

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    For DT this week Year 2 explored toys which had levers, wheels and winding mechanisms. They explored the objects and designs to identify their likes and dislikes and made labelled sketches. This will help us plan and design our own Endurance models with anchors and sails!
  • 08
    Nov

    History

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    This week we began our learning on Ernest Shackleton. We watched some YouTube trailers about his life but without the sound! The children had to think of questions about what they saw and note them down. We thought about question words and how this is different from statements about what we can see. The children wondered where he was and how he survived. They thought about what could have happened to his ship and some predicted that he had become stuck in the ice. We look forward to learning more about him!
  • 05
    Nov

    Y2 & Y3 Phonics & Reading Meeting

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    On Wednesday 10th November - Y2 & Y3 are having a Phonics & Reading Meeting at 2pm in the School Hall. This meeting will have a number of aims and will hopefully inform you about: • How we teach phonics in school, the letter sounds and their pronunciation. • How this then progresses to how we teach spelling and what is covered in each year. • The way we teaching reading, comprehension and how you can support this at home. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • 04
    Nov

    Art

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    Year 2 learnt about The Southern Lights In the Arctic Circle, they are known as aurora borealis or the northern lights, while in the Antarctic Circle they are called aurora australis or the southern lights. These dramatic and colorful lights are created when electrically charged particles from solar winds enter the Earth’s atmosphere and interact with gases in the atmosphere. We looked at pictures of these beautiful skies and then explored ideas to create our own skies. We used chalk pastels, ready mixed paint and water colours with salt to try and experiment to create our own Southern Lights.