Your class teacher is Miss Shepherd and also helping us in class is Mrs Cambidge. On a Thursday afternoon Class 2S will be taught by Mrs Green and Senora Pitcher.
I hope you have all had a lovely half term holiday and are well rested to continue our exciting journey in Year 2. This half term our topic is 'Giants!', we will be looking at the texts: Jack and the Beanstalk and The BFG. We will be writing our own fiction stories in Literacy alongside other exciting things. We will develop our map skills and discuss a giants view of the world. We will look at where giants from the BFG travel to and learn the continents and oceans. We will investigate how sound travels by using a variety of musical instruments. Our newsletter will follow shortly with more information on.
We used the description from the BFG to draw a portrait of him.
'Sophie caught a glimpse of an enormous long, pale wrinkly face with the most enormouse ears. The nose was as sharp as a knife, and above the nose there were two bright flashing eyes, and the eyes were staring straight at Sophie.'
We used charcoal and oil pastels on our portraits.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Today, we have been planning our own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have changed our characters and our magical item. We have used expanded noun phrases to describe these. We then planned our own story using pictures, ready to write tomorrow!
2S and 6S book buddies!
We have teamed up with Class 6S to become book buddies. We have had a lovely time this afternoon, sharing our favourite books and discussing them!
To begin our new half term, we started with Christianity Day. In Year 2, we focused on hope and the story where Jesus Calms the Storm. We discussed the meaning of hope and the children identified their own examples of this. We learnt the story and rehearsed it. We then made 'happy and sad' puppets and used these to identify how we would feel in the situation Jesus and his disciples were in during the storm. Finally, we used different materials to make our own boats.
We have been broadcasting the news about The Great Fire of London. Have a look at our videos to learn some facts.
This afternoon we have made our own Wattle and Daub. We followed a recipe to make this. It felt very sticky and slimy!
We also created our own pictures of The Great Fire of London with a silhouette. We used oil pastels to create the fire background then we made the silhouette houses out of black paper.
The Great Fire of London Day!
Today we have been learning about the history of the fire brigade. We started our day by recapping the events of The Great Fire of London and created a time line to show the chronological order of events. We then began to think about fire fighters. We found out that in 1666 there were no fire fighters and the Londoners had to fight the fire themselves with leather buckets, fire hooks and a wooden ladder. The Fire Office started in 1667 where people had to pay an insurance for The Fire Office otherwise they would not attend a fire. We then learnt that the London fire brigade began in 1866. In the afternoon, we pretended to put a fire out using the correct equipment. After that, we had a visit from the local fire brigade. They talked about their equipment and showed us the fire engine. It was fantastic!
We now know lots of information about the fire service and engines, feel free to ask us questions!
In Class 2S we are......artists!
We created our own drawings of London during The Great Fire of London. We focused on the detail of the Tudor houses. We used pencil and charcoal to draw our houses then we added tissue paper on to represent the fire.
The Great Fire of London
This afternoon we have learnt about the events within The Great Fire of London. We know that the fire started in a bakery on Pudding Lane and that it lasted for 5 days. We have working with our partners to put the events onto a timeline. We have also put years into chronological order. We know that The Great Fire of London happened in 1666.