We are coming to the end of our history topic of The Great Fire of London.
We have been looking at how London was rebuilt after the fire to make it more safe. We had a go at making our own 3-D map of London. Check out the strategic placement of buildings and the straight and wide roads. What do you think the buildings would have been made out of?
Our whole school book for World Book Day was TIDY.
It is the story of Pete the badger who gets a little too enthusiastic when tidying up.
As you can see, there was a lot to TIDY before we got going. Then we started making more mess again!! C'est la vie!!
Some people had great ideas for books, paintings, models and posters and the costumes and dressing up was just right.
As part of our D&T (Design & Technology) unit we have been learning about bread. First we tasted lots of different kinds of bread and decided which ones we liked.
Then we designed our own bread. It could be sweet or savoury. We had to think about what ingredients we would need and what it would look like. Ms Tang chose her favourite designs and the class then voted on their top two designs. It ended up being Emaia's cheese, garlic and herb circular bread and Aram's nutella bread with bananas and apples.
Today we actually got to make the bread! We practised lots of different skills such as grating, chopping, peeling, mixing and most important of all: kneading!
After that we had to let the bread prove which is when it rises due to the yeast.
Ms Tang did the final steps of shaping the dough and baking it as it was home time by that point. Tomorrow we get to taste the bread and evaluate them- we can't wait!
We are learning a new skill this term: how to play African drums.
We have been learning about keeping in time and playing a beat, then changing the rhythm from 4 beats in a bar to 3 beats in a bar. Sometimes we have to play on our own and it is hard to remember the beats and which hand to play with!!
Banana, pineapple!! ... a good chant to remind us of the 3 beat bars.
You can practise on your knees -- good luck!
In Literacy we have been looking at how we can improve our writing using expanded noun phrases.
Sounds tricky right? Well, it's actually super simple.
It's just a phrase and at least one adjective e.g. the busy, smoke-filled streets.
We spent some time using oil pastels to create our own picture inspired by the Great Fire of London and then added some expanded noun phrases to describe them.
I think you'll agree that we have some truly amazing artists in 2T!
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!!
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?