Year 2 – Hedgehogs

Our Amazing Work!

Year 2 recreated the Great Fire of London in school. Very exciting!

Year 2 have been busy creating Easter cards for our families. We carefully drew and added patterns to our own Easter bunnies, then used oil pastels to make a jazzy background. The glasses are just for fun!

Year 2 have been busy making perspective pictures of Tudor houses to make them look 3D! We then added strips of black card for the timber beams, turning them into collages. They look great!

At the moment, we are learning all about the Great Fire of London. We found out that one of the reasons that the fire spread so quickly was because of the way in which the houses’ walls were built. We built our own wattle and daub walls (minus the animal dung) to see what it would have been like (sort of!). We had a BRILLIANT and very muddy afternoon!

Year 2 had a brilliant World Book Day! Look at our fantastic costumes! We spent time during the day learning to draw like author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. We drew ‘Odd Dog Out’ and then had a go at making our own pop up books about her or our own characters. It was a BRILLIANT day!

This week, the children in Year 2 began to plant seeds for our class allotment! We have planted some peas and rhubarb. In the coming weeks and months, we hope to plant much more and then eventually harvest what we grow and use it in our own cooking. YUM!​

Over the last few weeks, we have been using all of the apparatus in the hall to practise our gymnastics. We have loved travelling, balancing and jumping in different ways and have really challenged ourselves. We love PE!

Year 2 have been star bakers this week, making their own fruit crumble. The children are busy writing their own recipes for a class recipe book. Yum yum! Watch this space for a Masterchef of the future!

The children have been making their own pneumatic monsters this week. They have created the bodies using junk modelling materials and then used syringes and tubing to push air from one place to another to make parts move. Some monsters had wings that moved and others even had eyes that popped out! Yuck!​

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Welcome back to Year 2! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are looking forward to a brand new year at school. We have got so many exciting things planned for the year.

Please could all children bring in a Forest School kit every Wednesday during the first half term. This should consist of wellies and old, warm clothes that you do not mind getting muddy!

Titanic
To kick start our new topic on the Titanic, Year 2 had a WOW day where we all came in dressed up as passengers of the ‘unsinkable ship’. We had a fantastic day, finding out all about the ship, making boarding passes for real life passengers and building and testing lifeboats.
Cookery
Year 2 have been busy refining their cookery skills by making a whole range of salads, including potato salad, carrot and sultana salad and coleslaw. The children have leant such a lot about how to prepare seasonal, local vegetables and have loved testing the food out as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Dens
At the end of last term, Year 2 worked as teams to build their own dens in the Forest School area. This took a tremendous amount of hard work, cooperation and resilience when things went wrong. But above all, it was such good fun!
In Year 2 this term, our learning has been linked to the fantastic film ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’. The children have been inspired to do so much lovely, creative writing. We have also been learning about plants within Science, as we help the gnomes to rebuild their gardens!
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