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Year 2 Gallery & Work 21/22

Anti-Bullying Week!

This week as part of anti-bullying week, we focused on the theme of kindness. We read the story ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ by Carol McCloud and looked at all of the different ways we can “fill a bucket” and spread kindness. We discussed what bullying is and why it is important to always be kind and respectful to others.

“We can always be kind by helping people, smiling and playing with others. It is never okay to bully!”– Alanah R.

“I enjoyed the story and will try to make sure I spread kindness every day. I don’t want to be a bucket dipper!” – Cooper F.

The Colour Monster!

In PSHE, we have been looking at our feelings and how we can feel lots of emotions at the same time. We read the story ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas and looked at what makes us feel a certain emotion. We discussed strategies we can use if we are feeling angry, sad or worried.

“The Colour Monster was all jumbled up with angry, happy, calm, sad and loved. He put all of his feelings into different jars. I really liked reading this story because they all fixed the problem.” – Emilie S.

Remembrance Day!

For Remembrance Day, we looked at why we remember the fallen soldiers and the definition of the word ‘commemorate’. We then used pieces or red and black tissue paper to create a poppy on a picture of WW2 newspaper headlines.

“We made poppies with red tissue paper, it was a messy job but I am so proud of my finished poppy!” – Orlaith R.

We are Researchers!

Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at non-chronological reports. We spent time looking at the features of a report, before using the laptops to research facts of our own for our reports all about Orca Whales!

“I enjoyed looking at the facts and pictures about Orca Whales!” – Abdul B

Piet Mondrian Animals!

In Art, we have been looking at the artist Piet Mondrian. We spent time looking at his artwork and his style of painting as well as researching all about his life! We then created our own animals using primary colours and horizontal and vertical lines. We cannot wait to show you the finished pieces!

Peculiar Postcards!

Over the past few weeks, we have had a peculiar visitor in Year 2 called Sunny! He is a meerkat from the Kalahari Desert and has been causing lots of mischief around school. He loves to write post cards home so we thought we would write one for him! We have spent time looking at the features of a post card and how to write in first person. Miss Durham and Mrs Crawford have been blown away by how fantastic our postcards have been!

Marvellous Microhabitats!

As part of our topic this term, we have been learning all about microhabitats! We spent time in the garden looking at all of the different types of habitats and then we went on a mini-beast hunt! We explored the different types of mini-beasts you might find in our garden before designing the perfect microhabitat for a chosen mini-beast!

“I loved going into the garden and searching for bugs! We found lots of woodlouse and even a worm!” – Ciaran F.

Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at a fairytale called ‘The Three Little Spider Monkeys and the Big Bad Jaguar’ which was wrote by Mrs Williams! We read the story in the library and then went into the hall to practice retelling the story using arm movements to help us remember.

As part of our topic this term, we have been learning all about microhabitats! We spent time in the garden looking at all of the different types of habitats and then we went on a mini-beast hunt! We explored the different types of mini-beasts you might find in our garden before designing the perfect microhabitat for a chosen mini-beast!

This week in Year 2 we have been very lucky to have a session learning all about golf! We discussed different vocabulary used in gold such as tee, bunker and fairway. We then practiced holding a club correctly and used different amounts of pressure to move the ball!

We have been so busy in Year 2! We have read the book ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ and looked at what animals you would find in a rainforest. We then wrote some fantastic animal descriptions using noun phrases and conjunctions! 

Our first PE topic for this year is football and we have started working on our passing, accuracy and power during our PE sessions.  The children loved it and quickly learned they must control their passing to ensure it got to the other player.  We will be moving onto dribbling, ball control and shooting in the coming lessons to make sure the children have the skills to be ready for a match at the end of the term. 

In RSHE, we have learnt all about the importance of family and the different kinds of families around the world.

In Maths, we have been super busy learning and understanding the value of tens and ones in a 2-digit numbers.

We have had such a wonderful start to Year 2!