During the Autumn term, Year 2 will be learning about The Great Fire of London. We will be exploring how the fire started and spread. We will compare how things have changed and if a fire could spread as easily today. We are having a wonderful time so far and were really surprised that there was no fire brigade and that buckets were made from leather! There are lots of different resources on the subject, such as BBC Bitesize, Museum of London webpage and DK Explore, which you can look at with your child at home.
Year 2 Staycation
On Friday 8th July, Year 2 had their staycation at school overnight. We had an amazing time, toasting marshmallows, watching a film, playing sports outside and having a chip shop banquet. It was really exciting to sleep in the hall next to our friends and wake up to some yummy breakfast!
Year 2 had an amazing time recreating a Songkran celebration by having a water fight. As part of our topic work on world celebrations we have learnt all about the Thai celebration of Songkran. Songkran, which is also known as the Water Splashing Festival, is a celebration to mark the start of the Buddhist New Year. Buddha images are bathed and younger Thais show respect to monks and elders by sprinkling water over their hands.
World Party Summer Term
This term we are really excited to be learning all about lots of different continents around the world. We will explore different cultures, traditions, faiths and celebrations that are traditional around the world. In science we are exploring plants, how they grow, what they need to be healthy and how they reproduce. Citizenship and our role as young people in 2022 is a key focus for this topic, helping us to understand how we can have a positive impact on those around us in the world.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park!
Year 2 had an amazing time at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We got to see the only polar bears in the UK, which was a great experience as we have all been learning all about polar bears and how global warming is destroying their habitat. We also got to hold a snake and a giant African land snail which was scary but also an incredible experience.
British Science Week!
As part of British Science Week Year 2 looked at making slime to discover the different between stretching and growing. During our project we learnt about the history of slime, how it was made and experimented with creating our own slime to see how adding different amounts of contact lens solution and colours effected how stretchy the slime was.
Year 2 had great fun learning all about Chinese New Year. We looked at each of the different animals in the Chinese Zodiac, tried some different Chinese food, wrote the numbers 0-9 in and we even received a red envelop which symbolises good luck and prosperity.
This term our topic “What About Us? Humans v. Animals” focuses on climate change and its impact on animals and their habitats around the world. We have been finding out all about the Arctic and the impact of the melting sea ice on Polar bears and their future. We will also be raising money through a sponsored run so that we can adopt a Polar bear through WWF.
During Art lessons, we developed our sketching and shading techniques whilst completing our self portraits. We paid particular attention to the light and dark areas of our photographs and replicated these with our pencils.
This week we were so lucky because we had two experts come into school and lead a thrilling Drumba session for Year 2! During this, we got to play lots of fun games, do some exercise and learning different drumming techniques.
This term in Year 2 we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London and Samuel Pepys.
Earlier this week, we had a visit from the fire service who told us all about their job. We really enjoyed learning lots and about their job and asking questions about the equipment they use.
Year 2 had made great scientific discoveries on the properties of materials to test which ones burnt the easiest. We linked this to our understanding of our history topic, The Great Fire of London.