Environment Days - 23rd - 24th November
This week we had a focus on trees and measuring. We looked around our school environment at the different types of trees, finding out how many deciduous and evergreen trees we have. We spent time planting bulbs ready for spring and created posters to encourage people to respect the area we have put the bulbs.
Our learning of how to measure came in handy as we estimated and measured the lengths and height of branches, twigs and whole trees!
We have come up with some great ideas to improve our environment further.... watch out Mr Wallis, letters are coming your way!
As we prepare for Remembrance Day, Year 2 have been thinking about our memories. We have thought about why we remember things as well as how we remember. Many of us were reminded of fun, happy events. We have learnt a little about the sacrifices of many people during war and conflict. We were lucky enough to be able to look at primary sources from soldiers, including medals, uniform and kit.
We have been reading traditional tales with a twist. We've loved reading "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" but, our favourite has been "Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk".
As part of our science learning we dissolved jelly cubes and jelly granules, making a liquid. We left it overnight and saw how the liquid turned into a solid. We then started on what we thought would be an easy task... to make a "jelly" beanstalk!
Our 3-D attempts were very poor - it was far more difficult than we thought! However, we didn't give up. We persevered and created 2-D beanstalks which were then judged by different members of staff. The judges all chose different winners! Which one would you choose?
Mud Run Madness!
What a fabulous day we have all had. We have designed, made and worn our boxes to take part in "Barnacre Mud Run 2017". Lots of learning, skills development and fun to help raise money for a Shelter Box. Well done everyone!
28th & 29th September 2017
We had an extremely busy day outside, developing the environment around the classroom and using materials from our school environment.
We created a new Bug Hotel, using pallets to create a four story structure. We also learnt to weave with natural materials, using willow cut from our existing dome and snake, we made an arch outside our room. We also developed our teamwork skills, working together to weave the willow and make willow wreaths. Keep an eye out later in the year to see how these are used! Making sure none of the willow went to waste, we had great fun making 'Leaf Monsters'!
The following day was not quite so kind to us in terms of weather! Fortunately we had plenty of follow up work to do! We used our art skills, experimenting with oil pastels to create a tree of "concentric" circles as well as learning to print "negative images" using leaves.
We found time for some of us to write instructions on how to build a bug hotel, stories about our Leaf Monsters or riddles about things we had used or made.
We really enjoyed showing our parents what we had achieved - we hope you liked it too! We can't wait for our next days - 23rd & 24th November!!