Year 2 have had a fantastic week, particularly on Monday when they took part in the skipping festival. I am very proud of their determination and preparation of the festival, which did fantastically well, all that practice paid off and every child won either a Bronze, Silver and Gold award! Well done Year 2!
This week Year 2 have started their new genre of writing which is fantasy, by looking at the animated story called Bubbles. In order to set the scene for their writing they have been using their fantastic 5 senses by listening to sounds of waves and feeling different objects from the seaside.
Year 2 have been amazing during our final week of term. They thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas party day and behaviour has been outstanding.
Thank you to the Year 2 children for their hard work and determination over the autumn term; I know they will continue this with Miss Wigglesworth next term.
Have a lovely Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
In Science this week we have been testing different materials. We tested a sock, playdough, a pipe cleaner, a plastic bottle, an elastic band, a drinking straw, a sponge and a towel. We were investigating whether each of these materials could be stretched, twisted, bent and squashed. We found out that a plastic bottle can be twisted, an elastic band can be stretched and a sponge can be squashed.
Year 2 are utterly exhausted after a fantastic week full of music, art and drama. We explored the painting ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ and took part in lots of different activities including:
- Making ship’s biscuits by following a recipe
- Dancing and singing sailor songs
- Exploring primary colours and mixing them to make secondary colours
- Mixing primary colours with black and white to tint and shade
- Creating junk model ships
- Blending to create a sunset using chalk pastels
- Taste testing different foods that would have been eaten on a ship in the 1800s
- Used instruments to create soft and loud sounds
- Dancing to music to reinact the Battle of Trafalgar
“My favourite part was the junk modelling.” – Bailey
“I loved singing sailor songs.” – Rory
“I liked printing the best.” – Erin
“The best part was dancing for the Battle of Trafalgar.” – Freddie
“I have loved every activity this week.” – Henry
Thank you very much to everyone who came to the KS1 workshop this morning.
As promised, here is a copy of the PowerPoint I used:
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs. Nealings dropped off a mysterious envelope this afternoon. Inside it contained a jigsaw piece. We have been trying to figure what it could possibly be? Our ideas include:
- The sun rising
- Part of a map
- Part of a camel
- The Desert
- A close up of a brick
We will find out more information next week.