What a fabulous turn out to our parent workshop, thank you so much. As you can see we all had a great time creating our replicas of houses from back in 1666. It was great to see so many of you deeply engaged and enjoying making them.
What a great way for our new topic to start! A letter arrived via courier from the firm "GFOL Builders" informing the children they wanted to build homes on our playground. You can imagine the great debate that this struck up! What on earth? We were asked to make models in our workshop of houses to replicate what they wanted to build. We were all somewhat puzzled.
Then that very same afternoon, a mystery parcel arrived with lots of very odd items. What did all this mean? Some children think there was a fire in London and that the builders are some relations. We're going to have to travel back in time and become detectives for this one.
Watch this space.
What a wonderful day we've had at Weston Park Museum discovering more about toys through time! We spent some time acting as museum curators looking at a range of old, new and unique toys. We got the chance to play with a huge range of toys, some of our favourites were the Jacob's ladder, Russian dolls, yoyo, skip ball, spinning tops, plastic jointed snakes and kaleidoscopes. We looked at features of toys that helped us decide how old toys were such as the materials they were made from.
Whilst we looked around the museum and discussed different materials toys were made from we noticed that some of the oldest toys were made from clay, lot's of children thought this was an unsuaitable material to make a toy from as it is very fragile. When we were curating toys we noticed however, that there weren't any clay toys to look at so we had a go at making our very own noughts and crosses games from clay. We had a really super day at Weston Park Museum and will be displaying some of our learning on the corridor!
A huge thankyou to any adults that came and supported us at our fantastic parent workshop this morning. After learning about Dolls through time this week we had a go at designing and making our own peg dolls. The children very carefully investigated the best materials to dress their dolls in and followed the specification of their peg dolls being in a style of a popular type of doll. We had many super heroes modelled on action figures and lots of mermaids. Take a look at our fantastic designs, we can't wait to display them in the corridor.
Year 2 Blog
This year working in Year 2 we have: Mrs Ottewell, Miss Taylor, Mrs Branigan. Miss Wilson, Miss Cooper and Miss Wordsworth.