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Welcome to Year 2!

Spring Term 2

Harry Potter

Mrs Owen took us outdoors around our school grounds to see what living things we could find and what their habitat is like.

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NOTE: much more Spring Term 2 content detailing work and activities Y2 take part in during this term period will be added soon to this section.

Spring Term 1

Polar Regions and The Titanic

We had great fun ordering ourselves alphabetically. Next we ordered key words in a glossary and had to find the meaning by using a dictionary.

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This was our first lesson learning all about the different travelling class, 1st, 2nd & 3rd, that passengers on the Titanic could experience.

 

 

In Maths we looked at how many people survived from each class on the Titanic. We used counters to make a bar graph.

 

 

 

Then the whole of Year 2 went outside to make a human bar graph.

Titanic role play of the different passenger classes

 

Dressing up as a passenger travelling 3rd Class

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Passenger travelling 3rd class receiving a health inspection

Dressing up as a passenger travelling 2nd Class
Picture 1 Barber Shop: getting their hair done.
Picture 2 Playing quoits on deck.
Picture 3 Playing a game of Squash.
Picture 4 In the gymnasium.
Dressing up as a passenger travelling 1st Class
Picture 1 Relaxing on deck.
Picture 2 Relaxing on deck.

 

In Science we having been studying materials and so we used variety of materials to create a picture of the Titanic, like cotton wool, tin foil and bin bags.

 

Next we used wax crayons to create a background sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

Below we investigated which materials were waterproof.

Picture 1 Blue paper towel
Picture 2 Yellow card
Picture 3 Cardboard

Shrove Tuesday

R.E. As well as learning all about Shrove Tuesday, Lent and Easter, we did had a big maths morning where we tossed pancakes for a minute and recorded our results in a tally chart, threw a pancake and measured the distance travelled, designed a symmetrical pancake and finally found out what 2K’s favourite toppings are.

Picture 1 Symmetrical pancake designs.
Picture 2 Measuring how far a pancake was thrown.
Picture 3 Tallying Y2's favourite toppings.
Picture 4 Completed tally results put in a bar chart.

Autumn Term 2

Sweet Shores of Africa

 

 

In Literacy we have been studying an Author called Mwenye Hadithi. This means ‘story teller’ in Swahili. The author’s real name is Bruce Hobson and he lived in Kenya. We are creating our own African tales, in the same style as Mwenye Hadithi. We have to make sure that we have an alliteration title, it is all about African animals (no people) and it has to tell its reader an important message... It teaches you a lesson!

 

In Geography we compared Kenya to England.

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To link with Literacy, we made an African football and then created a set of instructions for others to follow. What do you think of them?

 

 

 

Year 2 loved the Art and Design project. We researched African masks using the internet and then planned our own African mask. We practiced sketching different facial features before choosing the ones we liked best. Once our design was completed we had to layer it with papier mache to make it 3D. We had so much fun!

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Our fabulous African mask designs are now hanging up in the corridor in Key Stage 1 !

In Art we also used a variety of tools to make a Savannah picture.

We got inspiration from the Lion King to do this!

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As part of R.E. we learn about different religions. We have explored Hanukah, Diwali and Christmas.

Do taller children always have the biggest shoe size?

This was our science investigation. First of all we predicted and then we tested it out by measuring our height and feet. We worked in pairs and directly compared our results with our partners and then compared it with the whole class.

 

 

 

 

 

We found out that taller children do not always have the biggest shoe size.

 

 

As it was Christmas and we loved measuring so much, we drew round each other’s hand span to create Rudolph’s antlers and one foot to create Rudolph’s face. This was so much fun!

 

 

In Maths we have been playing shop to buy items and give change.

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Look at when we went outdoors to make 2D shapes.

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We had to think very carefully about each shape and its properties.

To link with Literacy we have been exploring the differences and similarities between fiction and non-fiction books. We sorted information using a Venn diagram.

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Autumn Term 1

In My Liverpool Home

Look at our fantastic display!

In My Liverpool Home - Display

 

During this topic we learnt all about our lovely city.

 

As part of Geography, we located Liverpool on a world map and we moved on to discover many facts about Great Britain such as its countries and Capital cities, flags and symbols.

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To link Geography and Art, we studied an artist from Liverpool called Tula Moon. We created a picture of a famous landmark called ‘The Three Graces’ which is the Liver building, Cunard building and The Port of Liverpool building.

The Three Graces

Year 2 went on a trip to the Museum of Liverpool Life to learn more about the history of Liverpool.
Picture 1 Look at us making the shape of the buildings.
Picture 2 How tall is the Liver bird !
We decorated famous Liverpool Landmarks using a variety of craft materials. We made some poems using 'silly words' from the poems of Roger McGough & Brian Patten

 

 

 

 

After our trip, as part of our Literacy lessons we looked at clips of ‘A Night at the Museum’ and then wrote our own adventure story based on this. They were great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War II

Life in Liverpool during World War II

 

 

The history of Liverpool was fascinating, especially World War 2! One day we had just started our afternoon lesson when suddenly a siren started going off. We had no idea what was happening. Miss Knutsen and Mrs Agis said,

 

“Year 2 this noise is a bomb siren. Stay calm and listen to my instructions... Please collect one of these bags and follow me in a quiet straight line. We will take you to a safe place.”

 

Miss then dropped us off in groups in different classes all around the school. It was exciting but scary at the same time!

As part of looking at our rights, we had to decide what we would need to take with us, what we would want to take with us and what are unsuitable if we were evacuated during WW2.

 

 

New Brighton Cinema Trip

Year 2 went on an exciting trip to the cinema to watch Bedknobs and Broomsticks, linked to our WW2 topic.

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Rationing during WWII

In Science we looked at how food was rationed in WW2. We did an exciting carousel of activities to learn about food.


 

 

 

Group 1:

Art - Potato Printing using repeating patterns in the style of William Morris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 2:

Read the ‘The Hungry Giant’s Soup’ and making the same soup using root vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group3:

Read ‘Jamie’s food diary’ and wrote our own healthy food plan for a day.

 

 

 

 

 

Group 4:

Tasting foods that are made from different root vegetables, like carrot cake and root veg crisp.

 

 

 

 

 

We learnt all about Doctor Carrot and Potato Pete and created our own posters to encourage people to grow their own food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We grouped root veg in different ways by using our imagination.

 

 

 

Can you think of other ways to group them?

Healthy Bodies

Do you like our healthy bodies? We have been learning all about our different body parts and how we stay healthy.

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