Welcome to Year 2 - Look at what we have been doing...
During maths we took part in a chair challenge. We had to make a chair using multi-link cubes. If we succeeded, we then had to make a table!
We pretended to be weather reporters. The UK is expecting some unusual weather in the coming weeks!
During break the rules day, the children did not wear their school uniform, they had an unhealthy snack, ate their desert before their main course and played songs when they should be learning!
We have been learning how to write instructions. We wrote some instructions to make a pirate sandwich and then made some pirate sandwiches. We then went to the hall to have a pirate picnic and dance a pirate jig.
There was a hole in our teacher's umbrella and she needed help to repair it. First we investigated a range of materials to find out which ones were waterproof, flexible and strong. When we had found the three best materials we attached them to the umbrella. We used a jug of water to tip over the umbrella so that we could work out which one was the best. Some of the volunteers got a bit wet ...
Year 2 have been learning how to code.
We made pirate scenes using water colour paint, pastel and collage.
We enjoyed taking part in 'Active Maths' challenges during Maths Week. We also weighed and measured the length of objects.
We enjoyed acting out Florence Nightingale's life before we wrote our chronological reports.
We used stop watches and completed a series of challenges.
The Year 2 Junior Road Safety Officers were trained. They know all about road safety and will be teaching the rest of the school how to stay safe.
In Science we carried out experiments to see how quickly ice melted in different conditions.
We made Florence Nightingale a pot out of clay.
We were so busy making things for Christmas; we decorated biscuits, made reindeer food, decorated baubles and played Christmas games.
In DT we made a lever that moved our Christmas themed character along the chimney.
We had a Teddy Bear's picnic in the hall. We enjoyed making our own bread. We liked kneading the dough and watching the yeast make the bread rise. After we cooked our rolls, we took our teddies to the hall and had a picnic. We used our imaginations to pretend we were in a woods and then we listened to some tradition stories set in the woods.
We visited St Andrew's Church. We had such an amazing time and we learnt lots of interesting things. We looked at the stain glass windows and discovered they were from different periods of time. We had a chance to ring the bells, perhaps you heard them! We saw an old bible and an enormous key. We even found out how Hornchurch got its name.
Year 2 had a great time visiting the library. We found out how where the different genres of books were located. We were able to choose a book to take back to school on the school ticket! We have enjoyed reading these in class.
During our history lesson we explored a range of historical artefacts. We wrote questions about what we wanted to know. We then selected an artefact we were interested in and guessed what it was. We had to explain our reasoning.
We used the laptops to create our own music. We listened to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and then adapted it according to our mood. We also composed our own tunes.
As part of our science topic, Year 2 visited Langtons Gardens. We looked for different mini-beasts. First we looked in the plants and then we did pond dipping. We found lots of interesting creatures. We also went into the forest and used leaves to identify species of trees. At the end we built dens and explained how we made them!