Year 2 have begun their new topic 'Computer Games' during their Computing lessons this half term. They have learnt how to use the touch pads on their laptops to use the 'drag and drop' function as well as how to delete anything if they make a mistake or change their minds.
Here they are creating their very own simple animated scenes using Purple Mash. They learnt how to create their own backgrounds and 'stickers' and how to add animation and audio to them.
Here are Year 2's completed food portraits - can you guess who is hiding behind the self-portraits?
I am sure you will agree that Year 2 have done a fantastic job of working in the style of Arcimboldo! Well done
Year 2 - you should all be very proud of yourselves!
Year 2 began their double practical art session today after researching the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo before the Christmas break.
They watched a short tutorial to show them how to create a portrait in the style of Arcimboldo before generating their 'Steps To Success' as a class. They then used mirrors to look at their facial features before selecting fruit and veg photos to cut out and arrange on a black background to resemble their own faces.
As you can see, the children got 'very' busy creating their portraits whilst also practising their cutting and collage skills. Watch this space for their finished portraits later this week!
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'.