What an exciting afternoon! We re-enacted the Great Fire of London in 1666 using our own 17th century houses. We used the same method to extinguish the fire as people tried in those days. We had to stand in a line and pass water forwards and empty cups back to achieve our goal. All of Y2 was involved and we managed to put the fire out but not before most of our houses had been destroyed. It took a lot of teamwork to enable us to do it. Well done Y2!!
This term we are working with Mr West to improve our P.E. skills.
This week we practised sending and receiving. We have to think carefully about the position of our hands and the way we are going to throw.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to make it to our Festive Stay and Make this morning. What a fantastic turn out we had! It was so lovely to see so many adults in class and I know the children were really excited too.
We have started a new ICT unit 'We Are Game Testers' where we are looking at how to code (writing computer instructions).
We just started using Scratch today- it was tough and required a lot of perseverance, but we really enjoyed it!
We are currently in the process of setting up individual Scratch accounts for the children, but you can still use it at home and have a go.
Google--> Scratc --> Create.
I hope you're all having a nice rest at home after a busy day in Manchester!
This half-term we are learning all about Manchester and comparing it to Kenya in Africa.
We took the bus to Manchester and walked around the city. We saw familiar buildings and places such as Beetham Tower, China Town and Market Street, but we also took the opportunity to visit new places. Some of the places we saw today included: Manchester Cathedral, National Football Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Royal Exchange Theatre, Central Library and John Rylands Library. Can you identify them in the photographs?
The adults were so impressed with the behaviour of the children in 2T. We even had strangers in Manchester telling us how well behaved we were- what a fantastic way to represent Wilbraham Primary School.
I really enjoyed visiting Manchester Cathedral as it was such a beautiful and calm special place. I also liked visiting the Manchester Art Gallery and seeing the Lowry paintings in real life. Which place did you like visiting the most?
Today was exciting as everyone was taking part in the Children in Need activities.
We kicked off with some Pudsey Bear picture making during the Stay and Read session. Thanks to all the parents/carers who managed to help . it is much appreciated!!
Wow! What a day!
Today all of Year 2 went to Sky High Adventure. This was the end of our 'Do all superheroes wear a cape?' topic. The teachers wanted to challenge the children to try something new, face a fear and above all, keep persevering!
Mr Williams and I were so impressed with 2T. Quite a few children came to school feeling worried about what they had to do and there were tears. However, almost everyone had a go at everything even though some of it was pretty scary.
We hope you had as much fun as the adults did and next time you face something difficult, think about the time you were at Sky High Adventure.
Today is of course, Bonfire Night! You might be lucky enough to go see some fireworks tonight.
We had a PSHE lesson all about bonfire safety and talked about the importance of keeping ourselves safe when around fireworks. Can you remember what we could do with a sparkler?
After that we did some wonderful art work. Instead of using a paintbrush to paint on the fireworks we used a ....STRAW! Look at how we created our unique fireworks.
Have a look at the finished artwork. I love how each piece has come out so different!
In Science we have been learning all about materials. We have been using scientific language such as flexible/rigid, waterproof/absorbent, soft/hard etc.
We have looked at materials in the classroom and all around school and talked about how different materials are used for different purposes. For example, can you remember why we have a lot of plastic in the classroom? Why are windows made out of glass?
This week we had to discuss which material was the most suitable and least suitable for a superhero's cape. As a class we decided that plastic was the most suitable and paper was the least suitable.
Can you explain why?
We have been working SO hard on our writing this half-term and it's amazing to see the improvement in such a short space of time.
In Year 2 we do a combination of class writing (with the teacher leading), paired writing, group writing and lots of independent writing too. For the past few weeks we have been building up our letter writing skills so that we can write a letter to Steve the paramedic who came to see us.
Yesterday the children helped me write a shared letter. I needed a lot of help as I kept forgetting my capital letters! Today the children worked in groups of three to write their own letter. Later in the week the children are going to write their own letters before posting them to Steve. Have a look and let us know what you think.