Category Archives: Year 2

Boats!

How do heavy things float?

We decided that only light things float, but then we thought about boats. How do they float?

To investigate we made our own boats out of play dough and changed the shape to see if certain shapes helped it to float. We found that if we made the play dough into a curved shape, it floated but a big lump of play dough sank. We found out that this was because of air. If you add air into a material it is more likely to float than a dense material with no air it in. Changing the shape of the play dough to a curved boat shape allowed more air into the material so it floated!

Here are some pictures of us investigating:

6’s and 7’s Pupil Voice

I really enjoyed learning about feelings and talking to other people

Anas – Year 2

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I liked learning about giving kind messages to people and about sharing our feelings.

Amelia – Year 2

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What I enjoyed the most was sharing our feelings and giving warm messages.

Hafsa – Year 1

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I enjoyed learning about giving warm messages and sharing feelings.

Harry – Year 1

Well Being Week…What We Think.

Well Being Week Pupil Voice

Mikaeel Reception – ” All the teachers keep me safe.”

Eliora Reception – ” The cameras on the building help make sure we stay safe.”

Hafsah Year 1 – “We learnt that exercising makes you feel amazing.”

Kye Year 1 – “Exercising give us more energy to do things and keeps us fit.”

Amira Year 2 – “We learnt about being kind to make people feel happy.”

Amaan Year 2 – “I learnt that when you help people you help their feelings.”

Dante Year 3 – “I learnt that deep breathing helps us stay calm.”

Olivia Year 3 – “I learnt lots of ways to keep myself healthy.”

Isaiah Year 4 – “Meditating is a way of staying calm.”

Ayah Year 4 – “I learnt that if my well being is good I am relaxed.”

Codie Year 5 – ” Fake news can be called ‘Clip Bait’ and things like Green Screen and Photo Shop are used to make it.”

Carmen Year 5 – ” Fake news is very bad and is used to spread bad things, make money and to give people the wrong information.”

Shanti Year 6 –  “You should never send inappropriate images – it can ruin your life and others.”

Erica Year 6 – ” I enjoyed learning about how much sleep I should get every night. It was really nice to find this out.”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. in Year 2!

This week, Christmas cheer has been creeping into the Year 2 classroom as we begin our preparations for the important festival for Christians.

In our R.E lessons, we have been learning about the advent wreath and what each part represents. We know there is a candle for each Sunday in Advent that represent love, hope, joy and peace. As a class we have been reflecting on how each of these values feature in our lives and how we might be able to demonstrate them ourselves.

 

This week we have also made some festive hats to wear to our Christmas lunch! We had a great time eating turkey, pulling crackers and eating delicious mince pies! It was extra special for some of us whose parents came to celebrate with us.

Have a look at us in our amazing hats.

Well being week in Year 2

This week in Year 2, we have been thinking about the importance of looking after our mental health. During circle time, we have discussed feelings and how we may deal with certain things that make us feel upset or uncomfortable. We decided that the best thing to do when we are experiencing feelings that we don’t understand or like, was to talk to someone we trust and think about ways to solve any problems we may have. In addition, we also practised lots of mindfulness techniques like controlled breathing and meditation.

 

Bakery role playing.

We have been creating our own Pudding Lane Bakery in Year 2. We have made lots of bright, colourful flames to show just how fierce the fire was in the bakery. We can now pretend we were actually there when the fire started and can understand just how scary and frightening it must have been!

 

Warm, crackling fire!

Last week the children were lucky enough to experience Forest Schools with Mrs Grant in our lovely forest area outside. Mrs Grant showed us how to start a fire and what  fire needed to burn. Importantly, she also gave us some rules that would keep us safe around fire. For example, if anyone did set part of their clothes on fire, they had to STOP…… DROP…. and ROLL!

We drank delicious hot chocolates with gooey marshmallows inside them! What a treat! We also listened to one of our favourite stories while we were sat around the fire trying to keep ourselves warm. We all had a fantastic time and it was great to see what a real fire looks like!

Fire Fire!

Year 2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London. We have been exploring what life was like in 1666 and why the fire started. We found out the fire started in a little bakery owned by Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane. A tiny spark from his oven set the bakery on fire and eventually it spread all around London and destroying many homes and businesses.

 

At home, the children have been making fantastic houses that represent what a house would have looked like in 1666! Have a look at how amazing some of them are!

 

 

Thank you to all of the parents and families who have helped to make these wonderful creations!

 

Money Madness.

This week it has been Maths week and the children in Year 2 have been exploring money. We received a very special request from Major Tim Peake who wanted to throw a party for all of his friends on the ISS. Unfortunately he is still in space so unable to buy all of the items he needs. He asked if Year 2 could help him plan and pay for the party! We were happy to accept our mission and set about learning all we could about money!

We have been learning about the value of different coins and combining them to make different amounts. We also had a fantastic parent workshop where we got to show off our maths skills, add together amounts and pay for them in our classroom shop. Thank you to all the parents who came and supported their children.

Police Visit.

This week, Year 2 had a very special visit from two important people who help us in our community. They are Police Community Support Officers and their job is to look after us when we are out and about.

We heard all about their jobs and the special equipment they need like torches, Kevlar vests, radios and even special shoes. We were lucky enough to try on some of their uniform too!

Year 2 asked some interesting questions to find out more about what they do. Now we know that there are numbers on the tops of police cars so that helicopters know which officers are in which cars. We also know that if we are in trouble and need help, we can ring 999 and tell them our name and address. Do you know your home address in case of emergency?