Welcome to Class 2S.
Your class teacher is Miss Shepherd and also helping us in class is Mrs Davies. On a Tuesday morning Class 2S will be taught by Mrs Green and again on a Thursday afternoon alongside Senora Pitcher.
Welcome back after the half term holiday and we hope everyone is feeling refreshed and ready for your child's final half term in year 2. This half term our topic is 'Magical Journeys.' We are planning to learn about the history of transport and significant individuals. We will investigate floating and sinking and use this knowledge to build a boat which we will test. We will consider the future of transport and design a type of transport for the future. We will be using fabric to create different pieces of 3D art work and practice our sewing skills. We are going to learn how to dip dye to create our own art work on a t-shirt. In literacy we will be writing our own adventure stories for travelling to magical lands and using magical forms of transport. In numeracy we will be practicing our mathematical skills and knowledge by solving problems. We are planning to host a 'Alice in Wonderland' tea party to finish our topic at the end of the year.
The Magic Bed
We have listened to the story of The Magic Bed. After we learnt the story, we thought about the places that Georgie travelled to on his magic bed. We imagined the place and decided what types of sound we would hear there. We found musical instruments to represent these sounds and practised playing these. We then composed our own music in a group and preformed this to the rest of the class.
We had a fantastic time at Blackpool Zoo. We learned about lots of different habitats and homes for animals. We enjoyed looking round the zoo and seeing lots of animals!
Look at our castles. We made a drawbridge with a winding mechanism.
We have had a fantastic week learning about Castles. We started our week off by finding out who lived in a castle. Then we went on a trip to Clitheroe Castle where looked at the different parts of a castle, trained to be a knight, made a Motte and Bailey castle and learnt lots about different types of dragons. Throughout the rest of the week, we designed our own shields and wrote fact files. On Friday we finished the week off with an amazing Medieval banquet with the children from St Luke's School. The day was filled with lots of fun activities including: jam tart making, castle construction, medieval dancing and drawing a medieval scene. We then went into our very own castle in the afternoon to enjoy lots of entertainment. Have a look at our photographs from History week.
Let's go to China!
This week we have been learning the Chinese characters and we have practised writing these. We also used our modelling skills to make a dragon's head out of clay. We used a thumb pot technique to begin with, then we pinched the clay to make the facial features.
In 2S we have identified how an electric circuit works. We found the materials needed for an electric circuit, then discussed how the electricity flows. We know that the material has to be a conductor to allow the electricity to flow through and the circuit must always be complete.
During book week we have been concentrating on Roald Dahl stories and the heroes and villains. We are using our Design and Technology skills to make a moving pictures from a scene in one of his stories.
We have really enjoyed preforming our Christmas production to our family and friends this week. The children in Year 2 have worked extremely hard to create the production Penguin Pete, they are all fantastic actors and actresses.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
What time is it Mr Wolf?
This week we have been learning to tell the time. We have made our own clocks to help us, we concentrated on o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour.
We planned a fair test, we wanted to test different materials to see which one was the most waterproof. We decided if we were to inform the Inuits which clothes to wear, we had best check if they were waterproof first.
As it was a fair test, we decided to keep everything the same apart from one thing. We changed the type of material, but kept the size and amount of water the same.
We found out that fur soaked up all the water and that the plastic bag was the most waterproof.
Arctic and Antarctica!
We have been learning about where different animals live. We organised these polar animals into categories: lives in Antarctic, lives in Antarctica and lives in both.
Money, Money, Money!!!
We have been using money this week to make different values.
We began by identifying coins and ordering them from the smallest to largest value.
We have enjoyed learning new things in Maths this week!
We have been practicing using the greater than and less than signs.