Today our parents were invited to take part in a fun workshop with us.
We had been asked to collect autumn things from outside such as twigs, leaves and conkers. During the workshop we used these to create autumn pictures that would help to tell a story. This helped us to develop our art skills in ...
As we are very good at using ipads we used the opportunity to teach the adults how to take great photographs of our pictures. Later the teachers printed these for us to take home so that our parents could help us to write the story using the pictures to help sequence our ideas.
Our teachers told us that we did an amazing job! The stories were fun and interesting.
Today we went on a trip to Cleethorpes. Everyone was excited when we arrived at school early to get on the coach. The journey was loud but not too long.
Part of our science work has been to find out about animals and their habitats, so we spent time on the beach looking for animals that would live there. Sadly there were very few animals about but we did find a very tiny crab, lots of seaweed and many different shells.
While we were looking we discussed the kind of habitat it was and compared it to the one we had seen at Ledston Woods. We decided that we probably wouldn't find the same animals here. This helped the children to understand the different habitats and micro-habitats. We also found out what is important to help animals and plants survive in their specific habitat.
While we were on the beach we used our creativity and imagination to build sand sculptures!
We worked together in small groups to produce some very interesting results. It was hard work but lots of fun!
We also took a walk around the town, comparing the buildings to the ones we would see in Wombwell. On our walk we saw shops, flats, a train station and cafes. We discussed the similarities and differences and discovered that there are many similar things but that life must be very different at the seaside.
Today we went on a trip to Ledston Woods as part of our science topic - animals and their habitats.
We found out about different animals that live in that habitat. We discussed what it meant for animals to be herbivores and carnivores. We also talked about animals that are nocturnal and we learnt a new word - dirunal - this is an animal who is awake through the day.
Not only did we find out about animals, we also learnt about plants and their life cycles. We played a game to help us remember how animals play a part in the cycle.
We spent some time in the woods building our own dens! This was exciting and interesting. We had to work hard as a team to move the logs and branches then think carefully about how we would make sure the dens stayed up! Afterwards we stood back and decided that everyone had done a great job but that we all have very different ideas.
Year 2 Blog
This year working in Year 2 we have: Mrs Ottewell, Miss Taylor, Mrs Branigan. Miss Wilson, Miss Cooper, Miss Lockwood and Miss Wordsworth.