Year 2 have begun their exciting art project for this half term by researching the historic artist 'Giuseppe Arcimboldo' who became famous for creating portraits out of food and other interesting things.
The children watched two short videos to find out some facts about him before studying some of his famous pieces of work. They then annotated their favourite painting in their sketchbooks. We will be creating our own Arcimboldo-style food portraits soon - watch this space!
Year 2 explored the online coding activity 'J2Turtle' during todays computing session. They found out what a 'sprite' was and had to explore the program to find out what each of the buttons did. They then recorded their findings on their key.
The children ended the session by trying to get their rocket 'sprite' to place flags on the planets in the correct order and then wrote down the coding instructions which allowed them to do so. The children acted and looked very mature whilst using their laptops!
Year 2 took part in their final music rehearsal session today with members from Apollo 5 in preparation for their live performance. They will be joining other schools and the rest the Apollo 5 choir to put on a collaborative show next week.
Year 2 created some amazing camouflage-themed art work during their art lessons. They used a mixture of oil pastels and collage materials to create animal skin that could 'camouflage' itself against a background. Please check out our display outside the Year 2 classroom.
On Thursday 15th of November Year 2 dressed up to raise money for Children in Need 2018. I'm sure that you'll agree that it was a great turn-out - the children looked amazing! Many thanks to all of Year 2 and their parents for making such an effort and supporting this cause.
Year 2 have just begun a new topic called 'Friends & Family' in PSHE. We spent our first session discussing 'friendship' and then completed the sentence "A good friend will..." during our circle-time activity. We finished our session by drawing amazing pictures to demonstrate what we can 'do' with our friends.
Year Two have been learning about 'algorithms' in their computing lessons.
We watched a short video that explained what they are before starting to make our own based on the short task of 'getting ready for a cold outdoor play'.
We began by working in pairs to play a 'Human Robot' game - this was lots of fun!. We then produced written instructions for carrying out the task before converting these into 'computer speak'.
Autumn 1 was a great half term for Year 2.
We visited the Natural History Museum and learned lots about animals that are alive or now extinct.
Year 2 took part in the first of several workshops with Gregg and Oliver from the Apollo 5 choir.
They learned to use their voices to beat box different sounds and practised singing in different pitches.
They also began to learn the lyrics of some new songs ready for their forthcoming performance... watch this space!
In Music we have been learning 'pitch' means how 'high' or 'low' a sound is.
We have been starting our music lessons by tapping out the beat to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on our bodies- the children love this part! We have been learning how to create and follow pitch lines so that we know when and how to change the sounds that we make with our voices. We have also learnt the lyrics to the song "Nosy Dog" and have been trying hard to sing the words in the right 'pitch'.