Here are close-ups of our whole class collage. 21 x individual A4 collages were combined to create one giant class depiction of the Great Fire of London.
It looks amazing!
This week the children completed their individual collages using strips of black card that they had drawn and cut out themselves.
They then assembled the strips to resemble burnt-out building structures in the foreground of their pictures.
Watch out for the whole class collage scene coming soon!
Year 2 kicked of their Art topic today with a double collage session. We are creating individual collage scenes using tissue paper and black card which will then be used to create a whole-class Great Fire of London collage next week.
We practised the skills of tearing, sticking, layering and overlapping to produce our pictures. Next week we will add on the burnt building structures.
Watch this space for the finished pieces!
Today in 'Computing' Year 2 got to explore the Beebots for the first time. They worked in small groups to get used to the robots and learn about how fast they moved and how far they travelled. They then used this information to create instructions to help their Beebot travel around a seaside town map.
Year 2 completed their family booklets today. Many thanks to all of the parents that completed and returned the family names sheet.
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!