This week we started our new topic on India. We began by finding India on a map of the world and looked at the capital city of New Delhi, comparing it to our capital city, London.
Following on from our work in RE on Sikhism, we then went on a trip to a Sikh Temple in Preston. The children had a fantastic time and enjoyed meeting David and his friends at the temple who all made us feel extremely welcome.
During the day the whole school took part in our 'drop everything and read'. We rang the school bell at different times throughout the day and, no matter what everyone was doing, we had to drop everything and read! Many of the children had brought in their own reading books ready for the day. We also partnered all of the classes in the school with each other to spend some time sharing stories. 2B were partnered with Mrs Robinson's class in Reception. In assembly on Friday the winners of the 'Take a shelfie' competition were announced. The winner for Year 2 was Zara from 2B for her rabbit themed shelfie. Zara won a £5 voucher for the school book fair.
This week we looked at maps of India and learnt about some of the physical features found in the country and marked them on our own maps. We learnt the there are mountains in the north, called the Himalayas, an important river called The Ganges, tea plantations, the Thar desert in the west and forests of mangroves which we would have to explore by boat as mangroves grow in salty water.
We also took a closer look at the capital city of New Delhi and wrote non-chronological reports about the different types of transport in the city.
At the end of the week we enjoyed dressing up in red clothes in support of Comic Relief 2019. A big thank you for all of your donations!
What a busy week! After spending Monday at Lancaster Town Hall for the Singing Festival, we were back in school on Tuesday taking part in our whole school 'Recycling Theme Week'. The year 2 children were joined by four trainee teachers from the University of Cumbria who planned and delivered lessons on the theme of recycling. The children learnt about the three R's: reduce, reuse, recycle, and enjoyed a visit from the local recycling truck who stopped off at Torrisholme on their rounds. The team showed the children how the waste is collected and sorted. Then they came into school to show the children more information about their work. The team also left some quizzes for the children to complete with a chance of winning a ticket to go swimming at Salt Ayre swimming pool for free. Jack was the lucky winner in 2B who was drawn out of all of our entries.
The week has given us a lot to think about and we are already trying to reduce the amount of resources we use in school everyday. We are recycling all of our paper and card in class, bringing drinks of water to school in reusable bottles and putting our fruit waste from playtimes into a compost bin. All these small steps can make a big difference to our planet.
A huge thank you to all of our fabulous parents and families in year 2! We had an amazing response across the year group for our 'Trashion Show' and your children's fashions made the judging very tricky for Mrs Penney, Mrs Bannister and Mrs Caskie. We held a special assembly with a trashion catwalk for the children to showcase their brilliant entries. Congratulations to Beau who was chosen as the winner in 2B. Take a look at our fantastic pictures below...