I hope you have come back refreshed after a wonderful holiday and had a fantastic first week in year 2!
This term, we are going to be learning all about Fairytales in English and Reading. This week, we have been learning all about the features and storyline of Snow White and the children have been retelling the story to each other using interesting and varied fairytale language and even some stretchy nouns.
The Great Fire of London
For a few weeks, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London and we were lucky enough to take part in a drama workshop, where the children learnt all about the night of the Great fire and some got the chance to act out the events as the people who were really there! We also had an audio adventure to Pudding lane where the children listened to the story of the fateful night through our Now Press Play headphones and joined in the fight to try and save the city of London! Well done 2KD!
As well as doing some fantastic drama activities, 2KD have made and evaluated bread. Here are some pictures of the children doing their baking, just like Mr. Thomas Faryner, the baker who started the Great Fire of London.
This term, we have been learning all about different materials, their properties and how we can test them in an investigation. The children have learnt how to predict what they think will happen during an investigation, record their results, and finally, evaluate the different results and what they mean. Here are some photos of our absorbency investigation! Which one proved to be the most absorbent?
2KD have recently planted some garlic in our courtyard area, and we will be tracking its growth throughout the next few winter months. Here are some pictures of our planters!
2KD visited Dulwich Library last week to experience a library setting and to take out a book to keep in school to read. We started with storytime and the children were read several exciting stories before being able to explore the library and choose their own book. They were very sensible on the trip there and back and earned themselves 4 treasure chests!
2KD also got the fantastic chance to watch the ‘Velveteen Rabbit’ at the Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge this term. We even managed to see a ship on the Thames and a pirate sculpture in the middle of a fountain!
End of term
We have had a fantastic first term in year 2, well done to all of the children’s hard work! We were so lucky to see the this in action during their Pirate play on Friday and Monday, which they performed fantastically in and we have ended the term with a well deserved celebration this week. Have a restful holiday and we will see you in the Spring term. Happy holidays 2KD!
Florence Nightingale Museum!
Year 2 have studied Florence Nightingale this term, learning all about her life as a child, why she wanted to become a nurse and her journey to the Crimean War. Here are the children at the Florence Nightingale Museum, learning from Florence herself! Look out for some photos of our class assembly, which is all about Florence!
2KD were lucky enough to visit the Tate Modern this half term to be involved with an artist’s project using old toys. The children were able to each add a toy to the installation which focused on the shadows cast by the stack of toys. The children then each wrote a label to other boys and girls who would receive the toys when they were donated to Barnardo’s charity at the end of the project. Whilst we were at the Tate, we also got a chance to look around the permanent collection and visit some specially installed swings in the Turbine Hall. Funnily enough, these were voted the favourite art piece!
World Book Day!
Who was your favourite character? 2KD have had a very busy week with a covering of snow to watch falling outside and on Thursday, we had World Book Day and an exciting animal workshop all in one day! Here are some pictures of the children in their fantastic and imaginative outfits holding and observing the different animals from the workshop. We learnt a lot about each animal and will be able to use our knowledge in our upcoming science investigation! Can you remember the fruit bat’s habitat?
We went to the library last week! The children returned the books we got last term and spent some time looking for a new book that they would find interesting. We also got to hear two funny and exciting stories with some very unusual endings!
Look out for the videos of our fantastic class assembly which will be uploaded soon. The children presented their knowledge and work about Florence Nightingale. They were brilliant and earned three treasure chests!
2KD have had such a busy and fun summer term. We have learnt about the seaside and studied books such as Flotsam and more recently, we have learnt all about Space and the Solar System for our carnival topic: Science Fiction and Space.
2KD did lots of different activities for Healthy Week to learn about keeping our body and our minds healthy. Every morning, we did a fitness activity which really helped our learning for the day by improving our concentration! We also made a healthy breakfast muffin for Masterchef, learnt all about keeping our mind healthy by learning and talking about our emotions, and finally ended the week with a sponsored bounce. We were also lucky enough to go to Dulwich Park for Bike Week where we were taught to improve our cycling skills. Here are some pictures of the week:
Our carnival topic this year is Once upon a Carnival, drawing on different styles of literature. In year 2, we have chosen to do Science-Fiction. We have learnt about a book called Eric, all about a little alien who comes to Earth as a foreign exchange student. He likes to collect small objects and is fascinated by the excursions he goes on. We have also learnt about the Solar System, the history of space travel, and have written some fact files about famous astronauts. Here are some pictures of the D.T. and art projects we have done for the carnival!
2KD did fantastically well during their carnival on Friday! We paraded through the streets, showing off our fantastic designs and creations. We also had some children playing some of the ukulele songs we’ve learnt this year including the ‘Thumb Brush Strum’ and ‘Ukulele Magic’.
Thank you 2KD for all your hard work and a fantastic year in Year 2! I hope everybody has a restful and fun summer holiday and I look forward to seeing some of you in September.