Miss Rushby's Class
R.E - Learning all about a Christian wedding
Maths - Capacity
P.E - using apparatus and jumping from a height safely
We have been exploring weight and mass in our maths lessons. Here we are using the balance scales to compare the weights of objects around the classroom.
sinking and floating
Introducing the new Pidgeon chicks Salt and Pepper.
Summer 1 - Global Discovery
Here we are working on our English skills.
Scientists at work
Great at observing !!
This week Year 2 have enjoyed some outdoor learning. We visited the greenhouse in the growing area and talked about the benefits of using a greenhouse to help plants to grow. This gave us a great opportunity to show Miss Rushby what we had remembered from last half term as we shared our knowledge about what plants need to grow and survive. We then moved into the pond area where we closely observed the water and spotted pond skaters, pond snails and water boatman. Mrs Coalwood joined us to help us search for frogs but we didn’t find any on this visit. We will be sure to visit again soon and continue our search! We finished our time outdoor by visiting our Year Group allotment patch. We discussed the different types of things we could grow there and we are now going to come up with a plan ready for planting!
Art - Concentric Circles - Kandinsky
Spring 2 - Our Beautiful World
D&T - reclaimed materials
D&T - Mother's Day Cards
The children worked really hard applying their D&T skills to make their daffodil Mother's Day cards. They first created a petal template and then used it to cut out lots of tissue paper or card petals. their cutting skills were really put to the test! They then assembled their flower using different joining techniques and finally experimented with different ways of molding crepe paper to create the stem.
Science - Planting seeds
As soon as we returned to school following lockdown we got our hands dirty planting beans and sunflower seeds. Mrs Waby helped us fill our pots with fertile soil and then we made small whole in the center using our finger. Next we chose either the beans or seed to pop into the whole which we then covered with a little but more soil. Finally we carefully watered our seeds and placed them in the window to make sure they got plenty of sun! For the next few weeks we kept a seed diary, observing the changes in our seed/bean closely, describing what we could see happening and creating a labelled picture to illustrate our observations. They are now in the greenhouse as they our grew the classroom!
Science week - Invention
The focus for Science Week this year was 'invention'. To link this with our topic 'Our beautiful world' we linked invention with the themes of looking after our planet and recycling; in particular plastic pollution. We shared a book all about how plastic is polluting our world and then designed and made a product using just reclaimed plastic. We had a handbag, a toothbrush holder, a plant pot; what great imaginations and D&T skills we have!
Math - Making patterns with 2D shapes
The enjoyed making patterns with 2D shapes in a range of different ways; with chalk on the ground, on whiteboards, arranging shapes on long rolls of paper. They were set challenges of different combinations of shapes and who could use the most shapes to create a repeating pattern.
World Book Day - Goldilocks and the Three Bears
For World Book Day we focused on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. However, rather than porridge we used our D&T skills to make three different types of hot cross buns. Chocolate and cherry, cheese and chive and traditionally spiced. The children had the chance to taste the hot cross buns and then reenacted the part of the story where Goldilocks tries the each bowl of porridge. "Ew this hot cross bun is far too sweet!" "MMMM this chocolaty hot cross bun is just right, it's delicious!" We had lots of fun!
World Book Day @ Home
Math - Tally Charts
We drew our own tally charts to collect data on our class mates favourite things. Some of us collected data about favourite colours, pets, food etc. Drawing the chart was pretty tricky, getting all the columns and rows in the right place but we had lots of fun collecting the data.
Spring 1 - All Creatures Great and Small
Check out the Christmas bonnets below.