year 2's blog

Preparations - Advent; preparing to celebrate Christmas

This week in Religious  Education we have been talking about the story of The Annunciation and when Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth to help her prepare for her baby.

The children dressed up as Mary, Joseph and Angel Gabriel and role-played the story in small groups. They have also written down the thoughts of Mary and Elizabeth when they met one another.

Moving Pictures

Today we have used levers and pivots to make moving characters.

Some of the children made bees with moving wings, some made wolves with a moving jaw and some created people with moving limbs.

Nocturnal Animals

On Monday Mrs Tapscott told us that this week we would be writing non-chronological reports about nocturnal animals. First Mrs Tapscott read a book about different animals that are nocturnal. We learnt about habitats and that Owls live in barns or some live in trees. I really enjoyed watching a video before we created our plan for our non-chronological report. I really enjoyed writing about foxes because I already knew they were nocturnal animals. Mrs Tapscott made it lots of fun.

Reporting for Year 2, 

Lucy Horner 

ICT Whizz Kids

This week we have been extremely busy in year two!

We have been putting our ICT skills to good use by writing a recount all about our trip to Hampton Court. The children have been able to recall all our learning experiences from our exciting school trip. They have used their teameorking skills to help solve some problems like inserting semicolons onto their screen.

Hampton Court Palace

What a fantastic experience we had on Friday at Hampton Court Palace! All the children in year 2 had a fun filled experience from the moment they stepped on the bus.

We were keen to find out about Elizabeth I and her father King Henry VIII. During our educational visit we saw different characters in role and the children were able to ask questions about the time period. I was so proud of the children and their respect for other visitors at Hampton Court Palace. One of the special moments we had was sharing a prayer in Henry VIII's Chapel.

In the afternoon we took part in a Tudor worship where the children learnt a traditional dance, made a special hat and discovered some of the main differences between Tudor times and the times we live in today.

Here is a snapshot of our day....

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