Year 2 : A great start

Welcome back!

What a fantastic first two weeks back we have had as Year 2’s! The children have started every day with a huge smile on their faces and have ended the day the same way. We are extremely proud of how well all the children have adapted to the new routines and procedures we have in place, even our new class pets (who we named last week as Crystal and Goldie) have settled in well. We know this is going to be a fun, exciting year ahead!

In our lessons we have:

Recapped place value looking at 2-digit numbers.

Written all about ourselves focusing on capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Learnt new sounds (split digraphs) in phonics. 

Learnt about the importance of recycling.

Made birthday cards to be given out to each child during the year.

Completed our first outdoor PE lesson.

Talked about our feelings linked to the theme “Inside Out”.

Made bookmarks.

Listened to stories. 

We cannot wait for another week of fun learning and getting to know one another. 

Mrs Powell and Mrs Hebron 

Body parts

Today, we have looked at the human body and the body parts that we have. For this, we have drawn around our bodies and we have labelled all the body parts that we know. Have a look below to see our final piece of work.

Computer Art

Today, we have been creating shape pictures using the software paint. First, we discussed the skills involved which include holding a mouse correctly, clicking and dragging. Then, we went into the ICT suite and created our own pictures. Have a look below to see what we have been doing.

Where do I live?

This afternoon, we have been focusing on where we live. First of all, we looked on google maps and we identified all the places we could see in Kexborough and what the places were for. Then, we discussed the idea of human and physical features. After, we looked around the school grounds to see what human and physical features we could find. Finally, we drew our own maps of the school. Have a look below to see what we have been up to.

PE and RE

Today, we completed a range of football focussed activities. First, we focussed on travelling in different ways then we incorporated using a football into that. Then, we played skill based games to help us practise the skill we had been taught. After PE, we looked at Ramadan in RE. First of all, we read a story that told us all the information we needed to help us understand who celebrated Ramadan and why then we wrote sentences explaining this.

Pond dipping!

Yesterday the children of Kexborough Primary school became pond explorers! We spent the afternoon learning about the life cycle of a frog and the different creatures you might find in a pond.

Luckily for us, we have a fantastic school pond that we could use to go and investigate to make our learning fun and practical! The children worked in pairs to carry out the pond dipping experiment and used a checklist to tick off any interesting creatures they found.

Planting

This afternoon we learnt about the different parts of a plant, their functions, and what plants need in order to grow. We then had the opportunity to plant various plants, flowers and seeds in our school grounds. We worked together in groups to fill the school planters full of beautiful flowers and plants. We made sure they had plenty of compost, water and access to sunlight. We can’t wait to see how they grow over the next few weeks.

Science – The Human Body

Today, we have been learning all about the human body. First, we watched a video and learned all about blood. Then we returned to our classrooms and made a skeleton and labelled the bones. Did you know there about 200 bones in the human body?

Afterwards, we completed a quiz outside, and raced around the stations in the playground to find the answers. We were all amazed to learn that if we laid our blood vessels out end to end they would stretch two and a half times around the world!

Then we made blood from cornflour, starch and water. This makes a Non-Newtonian solution which is part liquid and part solid.

Finally, we made plasma out of PVA glue, shaving foam, soap, bicarbonate of soda, yellow food colouring and eye wash. When we mixed it all together we had a slime substance!

We have had a lovely day. Thank you to Mrs Cook for organising this for us!

Thursday

Today the children have been put into groups to do a range of activities. For the first activity the children painted pictures in a pointillist style. First, we discussed what animal we were going to do. Then we drew our designs and used cotton buds to make a dot effect. We then had extra time to draw some cartoon animals with the inspiration of the cartoon workshop on Seesaw.

Afterwards, the children invented their own chocolate bars. First we discussed what our favourite chocolate bar was and why we liked it. Then we looked at different chocolate bars to see what was inside each of them. After we tasted them to give ideas for our dream chocolate bar. Have a look below to see what we got up to.

Baking and creating

Today, we have created some collages based on messages to ‘stay safe’ and ‘stay indoors.’ Some children have even created some ‘I miss you’ collages for their friends to see. In the afternoon, we baked and decorated some buns to take home. Take a look at what we have made below.