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Welcome to our Year 2 class page

 

Autumn Term 2020

 

Our class teacher is Ms Harvey

Our TAs are Mrs Spry, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Randall

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Year 2 learning

The people at Waddeson Manor wanted to let us know that our tulips and daffodils have started to grow in their pots! Hurray!

For the past few weeks, Year 2 have been making fire engines! This week, the pupils began painting and decorating their engines.

 

Year 2 have been learning about making and adding equal groups. This is the start of their journey of learning to multiply!
So far this half term, Year 2 have been working on their tennis skills in PE.

Remembrance day craft!

Outdoor learning

This week we have tried to get outside as much as possible! The class planted tulip bulbs in the flower beds at the front of the school and are hoping to plant some daffodil bulbs around the KS1 playground next week. The class also play-acted the Great Fire of London on the playground. We mapped out the River Thames and pretend to be civilians of London trying to put the fire out! The school are very lucky to have friends over at Crabtree farm. So on Thursday, the class visited Crabtree Farm - they fed chickens, visited the pigs, and went for a walk through the forest! (Ms Harvey forgot to take the camera to take photos....which is now a great excuse to go again!)

Great Fire of London workshop

What a great start to the new half term we've had! On Monday, we had a visit from the educational company 'History off the Page' who provided a fantastic workshop all about the Great Fire of London. The pupils used their prior knowledge to completely immerse themselves within the role of 17th century civilians. In the morning, they worked as doctors, ink makers, weavers, and bakers to create medicines, bookmarks, handkerchiefs, clay button moulds and other interesting things. Throughout the morning, the pupils also pretended to be rat catches, book collectors and civilians who help put the fire out. In the afternoon, when London had been destroyed, they excavated the remains to find clues about the lives of the people who worked and lived there. The children had a great day!

Project Homework Showcase

In the final week of the half term, Year 2 put on a Project Homework Showcase! Below are some of their amazing pieces of homework that they created! There are....houses made of food, fairy and elf homes, paintings of their own houses, letters to the three little pigs, photos of trips to London, checklists of material scavenger hunts and many many other fantastic examples of homework! During the showcase, they had a visit from Mrs Roberts too who was also incredibly impressed with the hard work that had been put into their work! They should be very proud!

The Trip to Waddesdon Manor

During the trip to Waddesdon Manor, the class enjoyed planting their King Albert daffodil bulbs in the Manor's Daffodil Valley. They all got very muddy and found lots of worms and slugs! They also planted Jumbley Bell daffodils and Quebec Tulips in pots with the help of Sarah. In the afternoon, they learnt about the history of the tulip and where the flower originated from. Whilst in the Stables, the pupils created their own paper daffodil to take home. We will be visiting the manor again in the Summer term to see how much their daffodils have grown and visit the tulip festival!

History Week

During our History week, the class learnt about famous black athletes from the past and present. The pupils then participated in a mini-Olympic games and created statues of the athletes using aluminium foil.

St Paul's Cathedral

This half term, the pupils have been learning about the Great Fire of London in their History lessons. The pupils learnt that the original St Paul's Cathedral burnt down in the fire and learnt that the architect Christopher Wren designed the cathedral that stands in London today. The pupils designed and built their own versions of St Paul's Cathedral during a DT lesson.
The pupils have been busy learning about the value of number and learning to add and subtract.
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