Year 2 – ‘Potter’ and ‘Browne’ Blog
Let it Snow!
Year 2 finishing off their science mini-mission with snow people and melting experiments.
Year 2 Stay Safe with Forest Fires
In Forest School, Mrs Griffiths lit a fire and taught the children how to stay safe around fire. The children sharpened their own willow sticks and cooked some dough on the fire. They were extremely sensible and made me very proud.
Habitat in a box
In our mini mission this week the children have been learning about habitats and how the animals that live there are suited to their environment. They have all made a ‘habitat in a box’ this afternoon. I was very pleased with their creativity, imagination and independence (and tidying up!)
No More Worries for Year 2!
This week we have read the story ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne and made our own worry dolls. We have been talking about our worries and what we can do to help ourselves if we have worries. Tonight, the children have brought their worry dolls home. They may want to put them under their pillows […]
As part of our mini mission ‘Poles Apart’ the children tasted food from around the world. They have sampled black beans from Brazil, fried rice with sweet and sour sauce from China, falafel from Egypt, pineapple from Hawaii and BBQ chicken from Australia. They spent time exploring these different cultures, their flags, landmarks and traditions. […]
Year 2 become Native Americans for the day
On Tuesday, Year 2 took part in some Native American activities. We did some weaving using pond reeds, drew some native american symbols using sticks and berry juice which we crushed with rocks and made our own headdresses just like the Chief of a tribe would have worn.
Where The Wild Things Are
As an ending to our mini- mission, children will be watching the movie ” Where The Wild Things Are” and compare it to the book we have been studying.
We Can’t come to School
Last week, children in Year 2 planned and wrote a letter to their teacher pretending that they were in either the Arctic or the Antarctic, giving excuses as to why they couldn’t come to school. We had studied both habitats and what it might be like to be there. We also looked at globes and […]
What a Busy Couple of Weeks in Year 2!
We are coming to the end of our first mini mission ‘Space’. The children have learnt key dates in the history of space travel and a chronology of Neil Armstrong’s life. They have written their own versions of the story ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers and created their own newspaper reports on the […]