2LW 2017/18

Welcome to 2LW!

The class teacher is Miss Witchell and class TA is Miss Howard. 

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready to do lots of learning in year 2!

 

Autumn Term

 

Year 2 Production – Treasure Island!

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Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


What a great start to year 2! We have been busy.

In English we have been discussing different fairy tales, looking at their common features and characters.

We have also been learning the story of Snow White. To help us remember the events we have been acting the story out, as well as retelling the story using story maps, actions and props.

Our Topic this term is The Great Fire of London and we began by thinking of different questions we would like to try and answer.

We then looked at sequencing timelines to understand different historical dates. We found out that the Great Fire happened over 350 years ago. Here we are putting other events in chronological order.

In Science we have been looking at different materials and thinking about their uses. How useful do you think a paper umbrella would be? We started by sorting items into different categories, such as rigid or flexible, transparent or opaque and natural or manmade.

We recently had an investigation, looking at the materials Mr Bonkers had chosen to use to build his house and whether we thought they were suitable for the purpose. We all agreed that we could think of much better materials to use, rather than jelly for a door or feathers for the walls!

We have had some great opportunities this term to learn about and develop our understanding of the Great Fire of London. Here we are taking part in a Great Fire of London drama workshop. We learnt about how the fire started and spread through London, we even got to act out the different roles of people that were involved and present during the fire. We have some very good actors in our class.

We also used Now Press Play to have an audio adventure in class. We were transported back to Pudding Lane in 1666, where we had to listen to the story of a young child moving through the streets of London during the fire. We were all immersed and joined in to experience his journey, as we too helped to put the fire out! Great participation from all!

As well as learning about the events and acting them out, we also became bakers just like Thomas Farriner. We all planned and designed our loafs, then had lots of fun making and eating them. We then evaluated our bread, as to whether we thought it was successful! It went pretty quick, so I think we can confidently say we are great bakers!

A big thank you to everyone that came to take part and help us with our Big Draw afternoon, we had a great time practicing our sketching and blending skills to make thaumatropes based on the Great Fire of London.

Well done to everyone for a fantastic half term! Enjoy your break and we will see you soon.

 

What another busy half term we have had, jam packed full of learning and fun activities. We’ve even had visits from Authors and Scientists.

During Book Week we met Author David Litchfield, who read us his story, Grandad’s Secret Giant. Then during Science Week we had a workshop with some very ‘mad scientists’, who showed us different experiments using forces.

We took a trip to Dulwich Library, where we missed our bus! 🙁 But we finally got there and were able to listen to a story and then we got to select our own books to bring back to school.

For our topic this term we have had great fun learning about pirates, we have found out about famous pirates of the past and the ships they traveled in. We have done sketches of pirates and galleons as well as making model ships out of clay.

We even did a class assembly on pirates to show the rest of the school all of our fantastic learning.

We had a great time on our school trip, first we had to get the train to London Bridge, then we walked to The Unicorn Theatre, where we really enjoyed watching their performance of the Velveteen Rabbit. Once we had finished at the theatre we went for a walk by the River Thames, we saw many sights including Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast.

For Enterprise week, year 2 decided to make tote bags to sell at the Winter Fair! We went through a research and design process, then we planned the final look of our bags. We had alot of fun playing with designs and creating our bags.

We also remembered to feed the chickens this half term!!!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

 

Spring Term

Welcome to 2018, We wish everyone a fantastic new year!

This half term we will be learning about a very famous lady who helped change the way of nursing. Her name is Florence Nightingale – the lady of the lamp.

We visited the Florence Nightingale Museum and enjoyed learning new facts about her life and the major influence she had on nursing, we were also able to see some of her belongings and other artefacts from the time. Did you know she had a pet owl name Athena?

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