Keeping Safe!

This afternoon, children in Year 2 have been learning about how to stay safe in familiar and unfamiliar environments. We had a class discussion about what it means to be ‘safe’ and the sort of hazards or dangers we should watch out for.

In today’s lesson we focused on fire and water as our main hazards. We played a game to spot the fire and water dangers inside and outside our homes. We also watched a short video to help children understand the dangers of fire and water.

Here is the game link if children would like to play at home:

http://www.glosfire.gov.uk/cd_res/site/teacher/ks1/t1_hse_of_fire_hzds_gm.htm

Next week we are going to continue learning about safety by looking at road and cycle hazards.

PE – Athletics

This half term we are focussing on Athletics and Gymnastics in our PE lessons. Today we have been developing our understanding of races and how they should be run. We ran at different speeds, in different directions and worked as a team to tig. We will be moving onto developing the technique of standing long jump and vertical jump, developing our power and techniques when throwing javelins, shot puts and discus and continuing to be competitive in races but showing good sense of sportsmanship.

Meet the 2 new members of our class!

Today we added 2 new members to our class, Mario (right) and Luigi (left) to our sea themed reading area. We wrote down our favourite fish names and voted what we would call our new class pets. The fish belong in our under the sea themed reading area and always remind us to stay focussed on our reading.

Diving into Books

The children in year 2 are full of enthusiasm for reading. They have all been trying hard to read at least 3 times per week at home using our new reading books. They have also been doing lots of reading in our brand new under the sea-themed Reading Area. This is a special part of our classroom where we are able to read for enjoyment in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Kexborough Students Are Scientists!

On the afternoon of Friday 8th November the whole school took part in science experiments to celebrate World Science Day. We talked about how science is relevant to our lives and how without it we wouldn’t have half of the things we have today. Have a look below at some of the photographs taken during our afternoon celebrating World Science Day. All children from FS1 through to Year 6 demonstrated engagement and curiosity during their experiments. Please see individual class blogs for more details on what we got up to!

Year 2 Science Day!

To mark World Science Day on Sunday 10th November, Year 2 took part in a science afternoon on Friday. We had a class discussion about what science is, how it affects us and we shared lots of interesting science facts! We then focused on germs and what we knew about them.

All children in the class created their face out of sugar paper. They then placed it on our 3 metre sneeze zone. We simulated three different sneezes using a spray bottle: one with no protection, one with hand protection and one protected by a tissue. Children predicted how far they thought each of the sneezes would reach on the sneeze zone.

Our experiment generated lots of fantastic discussion around germs, how they travel and how we can prevent them from spreading.

Outstanding Homework!

Over the past few weeks, Year 2 have been looking at recycling and important the 3 R’s are: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

For homework, children were asked to find a recyclable object and turn it into something new! Here are some of the amazing ideas they came up with:

RE: New life

A community centre  decided they would like to display some art to celebrate new life. The children in Year 2 were tasked with creating that artwork. The art will be seen by people from different religions and by people who do not follow a religion. Take a look at some of our creations!

RE

In RE we have been learning about ‘Beginnings and Endings’. We have focussed on the religions Sikhism and Christianity and have looked at christenings and birth/naming ceremonies and how these are celebrated. This week we learnt about what happens at a baptism and were given the challenge to design a gift for someone and explain why we had chosen this gift.

Bulb Planting

This morning the children in Year 2 have been down to the Kexborough Recreation Ground to plant some daffodil bulbs. We walked from school to the recreation ground where we were met by some volunteers from Triggs. They provided the children with a quick lesson in how to plant bulbs and we spoke about why we plant these particular bulbs in the autumn time. The children then worked in groups to plant the bulbs and cover them over for the winter.

We hope that you enjoy seeing the fruits of our labour when they begin to sprout in the springtime!