In Science, we have been learning all about different materials and their properties. We investigated absorbent materials and not absorbent materials. The children tested materials to see if they were absorbent.
After that the Wizard dropped his magic potion. The children had to choose and test 3 different materials to see which one was the most absorbent to help the wizard save his magic potion.
The local author, Wendy Scott, published her second book “Billy’s Submarine Adventure”. She visited Year 2 to read her new book and to answer the children’s questions about life as an author. She showed he children the process from draft to the finished published book. She also brought along knitted puppets of all the characters in the story to bring it to life. The children loved the new book and she signed some special copies for the classroom.
National Emergency Services Museum
On Thursday 7th December, Year 2 went to visit the National Emergency Service Museum as part of their topic on Fire. We had a great day learning all about the fire service. Chloe gave us a talk all about the Great Fire of London and demonstrated how stopgaps worked and set us a scavenger hunt. The children were given an opportunity to try on the uniforms and helmets that the fire service wore since it was established after the Great Fire of London. They saw a range of different fire engines from horse draw steam to current petrol engines.
Year 2 have been learning about London in 1666. The houses were wooden and had thatched roofs. We worked in pairs to make houses using junk boxes. We had to make sure that our houses had wooden beams, a wooden door, a thatched roof and windows.
In Forest School, we have been working in home teams to create and build using the natural materials available. As part of the Julia Donaldson topic, we created pictures of the snails. Many of the children used the colourful autumn leaves to create the snails shell.
When we learned about the Great Fire of London, the children were challenged to create a house or den. Some children used the big logs to create dens and other children created smaller structures in the style of the houses in 1666.
Year 2 Choir performed a selection of their favourite songs to their friends and family after school.
We have been learning all about fire. We had a bonfire in forest school and we learned how to stay safe around fires. We toasted and ate delicious marshmallows.
Yorkshire Wildlife ParkOur topic in the Spring Term was Africa. We had learnt all about lions in class and what they like to eat. We then visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and were amazed at how big some of the animals were in real life. We really enjoyed listening to the lions roar, watching the polar bears dive in the water and watching the lazy tiger relax in the nursery pen. We also enjoyed eating our lunch in the woods with our friends and surrounded by the wonderful animals.
Forest SchoolWe went into the Forest School and created some mud animal faces with the natural materials found there. We had mud on our faces and hands and we loved it.