As part of our topic on plants we have also been looking at seeds and bulbs, how plants they grow and their life cycle. This week we set up two experiments. One was to understand what plants need to germinate and grow and the other was to observe how they grow. We’ve ‘planted’ some sunflower seeds and hope to see and record how they grow over the next few weeks. We’re really hoping they’re a success (although no one more so than Mrs Hares), but if not, it will at least spark some interesting scientific conversations as to why!
This week we had a beachtastic trip to Lyme Regis. The visit coincided with our topics on coasts, animals and the study of the artist Raoul Dufy. We spotted some physical and human features along the coast, took at look at the boats in the harbour and of course had a play in the sand. After lunch, we headed to the aquarium where we got to hold a star fish, feed some hungry mullets and have our photo with a lobster. It was a lovely last trip in Year 2 and the rain even managed to hold off for us (well mostly anyway)!
Today in Numeracy we looked at comparing and measuring mass. We recorded the mass of objects and compared weights using our comparison symbols <, >, =.
This week in Science we looked closely at plants and trees. We had to label the main parts and record what we could see by writing, drawing and measuring.
Today in PE we learnt about why humans need to exercise and the positive effects it has on the human body. We then worked in groups to come up with our own exercises and shared our ideas with the class.
The sun was shining this afternoon for our Intra School Cross Country competition. We were running for our school houses and there were members from the school sports crew to direct and cheer us on. Whatever the results, we had a great time and the teachers even got involved with a separate trophy for the fastest lap set by a member of staff.
This week in numeracy we have been looking at following and writing our own directions. It's something we've also been looking at in computing. We had to make sure our directions were in order, clear and used our key words. If the directions didn't work, we had to think about why they didn't and correct them.
This week Year 2 had their own Victorian Day. We were visited by local historian Mr Stok, who not only told us lots of interesting things about the Victorians, but also brought in some real artefacts. We learnt about Victorian schools including how to use a dip pen and ink. We then looked at Victorian toys and even got a chance to play with them. In the afternoon we learnt about Victorian home life and what they wore and used around the house. We also loved looking at an authentic zoetrope and watching the moving pictures.
Red Nose Day 2019. We learnt about Comic Relief and why we have Red Nose Day and the projects it supports.
World Book Day 2019! We’ve had a super day, dressing up and sharing stories. We were joined by Year 4 this afternoon to share some more books which was a real treat. Who will you share a story with for 10 minutes today?
It’s not often you get to eat your numeracy work, but Pancake Day coincided with our new topic on fractions. They came in handy when we were looking at recognising and making equal and unequal parts. They tasted good too!
This term we have been enjoying Forest School. We’ve done things such as going on bug hunts, learning about bug homes and the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
We used paper nets to look at the different faces/surfaces of 3D shapes this week. We also spotted some familiar 2D shapes on them!
This week in numeracy, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We used paper shapes and mirrors to do our own line of symmetry investigation.
We had a booktastic morning visiting Yeovil library! We learnt what a librarian does and we were given a tour of all three floors (and we had to spot Wally along the way). Did you know you can borrow and make your own music in the library? We then heard a funny story about Nibbles the book-eating monster, before getting to make our very own bookmark monster.
‘A King Is Born’, the children sung beautifully and retold the Christmas story extremely well
This week in art we finished our Great Fire of London jars. We used tissue paper inside the jar, made flames for along the top and cut out houses for the outside. The finishing touch was putting in our ‘candles’ and turning off the lights to see our very own Great Fire of London.
Today in Literacy, we looked at ordering and following instructions. We had to follow our own set of instructions to make ‘Pudding Lane’ bread.
This week in numeracy we have been learning to count money. We have been counting in pounds and pence. We found that we could make the same amount using different coins and notes.
This week we used our numeracy skills to solve a mystery. We had to work as a group and solve addition and subtraction clues to find out where the lining up trophy was. It was in the Year 2 corridor in the Green Book box!
This week we visited Gore Farm for a fun day in the woods. We started by thinking about what we could see, hear and smell before exploring the woods with a boundary walk. We then had a great time using our number bonds and mapping knowledge for a numeracy orienteering activity.