Today Year 2 were learning about 'metres' during maths. They had to work in groups to find objects in the classroom that were longer and shorter than their 'metre' stick and then record them on their charts
Today Year 2 were split into different groups to 'story-map' the different sections of our class text: 'The Secret of Black Rock'.
This involved working as a team to illustrate the different parts of their section of the story on large sugar paper using felts. The children had to make sure that their parts were in order and that they included key words and phrases from the text.
Once completed, Year 2 will be able to use them to verbally retell the whole story in the correct order. This will later aid their independent writing.
Year 2 began their new 'Islands' art project today. We looked at some famous works by the American artist Edward Hopper and then tried to complete one half of his lighthouse painting using sketch pencils, oil pastels and chalk.
We tried really hard to make sure the lines in the centre linked up and to select and create the correct colours.
Over the next few weeks we will be working in groups to plan and create a lighthouse collage.
Year 2 have now completed their sunflower paintings using fabric paints on a canvas bag. They had to mix their own colours and select different-sized brushes depending on how big the shape was that needed to be painted.
Year 2 spent their maths lesson today revisiting their learning about 2D shapes. They begun their lesson by working in pairs to create basic 2D shapes using rubber bands on geo boards. They then worked on their own to create the same shapes from scratch using rulers and the lines in their maths books to help them.
Everyone had improved their shape-drawing by the end of the lesson!
Year 2 have been busy transferring their original sunflower designs on to their canvas shopping bags this week.
One group began to fill in their designs using fabric paints. The rest will complete theirs after the Easter holidays.
The children are really excited to start painting their bags!
As part of Year 2's Seeds & Stems unit, the children have been doing lots of art work around 'sunflowers'.
Here they are developing their drawing skills. We begun by looking at a range of sunflowers drawings and thinking about what made them look so 'real' We then developed our own Steps To Success to create our very own sunflower drawings from photographs. They produced some amazingly detailed work!
Year 2 made their own clocks today as part of their new topic about 'time'. During this topic we will be revising our learning about 'o 'clock' times as well as learning about 'half past' times.
Please help your child by helping them to tell the time at home.
Over the past few weeks Year 2 have been learning about the Christian celebration of Easter and the Jewish celebration of Passover.
We have read stories and watched short animations that explain the stories behind these two important festivals.
Today the children started to create their own Sedar meal plates. Sedar plates are used during Passover meal celebrations in Jewish homes. The plates contain different types of food that remind Jewish people about the different parts from the Passover story. Please ask your children to retell the story to you.
Year Two began their new computing topic this week. They will be learning about the use of technology in the modern world and how it helps us in our everyday lives.
Here they are sorting household items into two groups; those that have computers in them and those that don't.