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What a Wonderful World – Summer Term 2022

We are very excited in KS1 to be doing a brand new theme this term, called ‘What a Wonderful World’!

There will be lots of Geography learning this term where we will be learning all about continents, oceans, hot and cold places in the world, as well as comparing our local area to another location in the world. We are looking forward to doing some field work around our local area later in the term where we will be identifying physical and human features.

We will also be studying all about animals in our Science learning – finding out about the different animal groups, their habitats, as well as life cycles and food chains!

Our Art is based around ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ colours and we will be creating different pieces of Art, some in the style of well-known artists.

We will keep you updated on some of the extra exciting events and activities that will be happening in Year 2 as the term goes on so watch this space!!

 

Fire! Fire! – Spring Term 2022

Our theme this term is called ‘Fire! Fire!’ and is mainly History and Science based with a focus on learning all about the Great Fire of London and exploring Materials and their properties.

Our theme started with an exciting workshop about the Great Fire of London where the children got to participate in lots of fun activities and drama exploring different aspects of this significant event. It’s fair to say that all the pupils enjoyed this experience a great deal!

We have been finding out all about London in the past and present, making comparisons and exploring the events of the fire, as well as finding out about some significant people at the time of the fire, such as Samuel Pepys and King Charles II.

In Science, we have been investigating materials, including distinguishing between materials and objects and testing properties of materials. We even investigated which material would be best for ted’s umbrella!

Our English this term has been based around a fantastic text called ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’, which follows the experience of Vlad the flea through the events of the Great Fire. We have written fact files about Samuel Pepys and recounts telling the events of the fire from the point of view of someone who was alive at the time. We are looking forward to making our own information booklets about the fire too.

Check out our pictures of some of the fantastic work the children have been doing!

All About Me – Autumn 2021

We are having so much fun with our start to Year 2 life! The children have settled in brilliantly and have all been superstars remembering routines and rules as well as learning to adapt to some new rules with the removal of bubbles!

Our theme this term is ‘All About Me’, which is heavily Science and Art based, with some History and DT learning as well. We will be finding out about the human body – what it is made up of and how to keep our bodies and minds healthy. We will be practising and improving our drawing skills leading to creating our own self-portraits. In addition, we will be learning about toys in the past and present and also designing and making our own healthy fruit cocktails.

Aside from all that, we will also be doing lots of musical activities and physical games and skills too!

In English this half term, we are reading and exploring the text ‘Funnybones’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg as a context for some of our writing activities. It is such a fun book to read and links in brilliantly with our theme! We have already been engaging in lots of activities and tasks around this book, including some drama where we acted out the story. Below are a few photos of some images of the children performing the story.

We’re looking forward to a busy, fun and productive Autumn Term!

Summer Term 2021 – Island Life

We have had a busy time during this half term!

Our theme this term is called Island Life and is all about looking at the United Kingdom, the geography of it, as well as its physical and human features. The children have so far enjoyed several outdoor activities, including exploring plants around our school as ‘plant detectives’ for our Science learning. They have also enjoyed exploring the different human and physical features around our school. The Year 2’s have also been on an exciting walk around Bussage village to discover the different features we could see around there. It was so lovely to do something a little bit different after the year the children have all had and everyone was fantastic and really enjoyed it!

We are looking forward to learning more about the United Kingdom after the half term break, as well as exploring light, weather and seasons in Science.

In English, we have used the text ‘Little Red’ to do lots of fantastic writing. The children have produced amazing ‘Wanted’ posters for the Big Bad Wolf, as well as brilliant alternative traditional tales and even a non-chronological report about Big Bad Wolves! What busy Year Two’s they have been!

On The Move – Autumn 2020

We have had a fantastic start to Year Two, despite all the changes and differences from the norm! The children have settled in brilliantly and have impressed us all with their ability to adapt and their resilience!

Our theme this term is ‘On The Move’ and involves lots of Science (learning about movement and forces) and History (learning about transport in the past and present). We will also be improving our drawing and painting skills through Art and will be making model vehicles towards the end of the term in DT.

So far, we have been concentrating on our Science learning and have been thinking about ‘pushes’ and ‘pulls’. We began by exploring lots of different equipment and thinking about how we make things move and also move ourselves! We introduced the language of ‘forces’, thinking particularly about pushing and pulling.

We then had a very exciting ‘Wheelie Day’, where the children brought in their bikes or scooters and rode them around the playground whilst thinking about how they were making them move. Everyone had great fun investigating this!

We have been carrying out investigations into how far a car can travel along different surfaces and we will be investigating the different ways to move and change the shape of playdough and which forces are used to do this.

Please see our photos below for a sneaky peek into our adventures so far. We’re looking forward to a great rest of the term!

Summer Term 2020 – Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side (2)

Well it’s a bit of a different start to the Summer Term this time, with most children learning from home. We are really missing seeing you all in school and hope to be back together soon!

We still hope to provide lots of interesting and exciting learning activities and opportunities that the children can take part in at home!

Our theme this term is Walk on the Wild Side, which involves lots of Geography (learning about Africa in comparison to the UK) and Science (learning all about animals). There are also lots of Art and Music opportunities as well.

Our Knowledge Organiser for this term is attached to the top of the post. We have sent your new Learning Packs home which have lots of tasks to complete and links to our Google Drive documents and other websites you can use to support your learning. We hope you find these useful and enjoyable to use!

We hope that you all stay safe and well and that we will see you back in school again soon!

Fire! Fire! – Spring Term 2020

Well we are all extremely excited in Class Two about our new theme ‘Fire! Fire!’. The children have already shown lots of enthusiasm in learning about the Great Fire of London and have even been bringing in lots of fact files and pictures from home all about the fire which has been wonderful to see!

As well as the Great Fire of London, with our Scientist hats on, we will also be learning all about Materials and their properties and uses. There will be lots of practical investigations and experiments to be involved in and we are sure the children will have a great deal of fun whilst learning all about this.

To kick start our theme with a great experience, the children took part in a Great Fire of London workshop, where they took on roles of different people from the time of the fire, had opportunities to share the facts they already knew and even took part in a fantastic and effective fire dance! Please see the attached photos for a little insight into what the children got up to!

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All About Me – Autumn 2019

We have had a fun start to the school year with our new theme ‘All About Me’. Over the term, we will be learning all about the human body, including body parts, how we change as we grow and how to keep fit and healthy.

We are very excited that we will be having a visit from the Science Explorer Dome after the half term break, where the children will get to learn even more about our Science in a very exciting environment.

We have also been using the story Funnybones in our English work, which the children have very much enjoyed and they have been producing some great writing from it as well!

We have already produced some lovely work about ourselves and the human skeleton. Some examples of this are below. We look forward to lots more fun as the term goes on.

 

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Mosque and Cathedral Visit

Class Two had a fantastic visit to the Masjid E Noor Mosque in Gloucester and Gloucester Cathedral today.

We have been learning  about Christianity and Islam over the year so it was wonderful to see these two beautiful places of worship in real life!

At the Mosque, we had a very interesting talk from the Imam, heard some prayers in Arabic and even got to try on some Muslim clothes and experience how Muslims wash before praying!

In the Cathedral, we looked at some of the features of the building as well as creating some lovely arts and crafts, including candle holders, chalices and stained glass windows.

Check out our pictures below for a peek at our exciting and informative day!

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Copsegrove Farm Trip

Class Two had a fantastic time today on our trip to Copsegrove Farm, as part of our theme Island Life.

We took part in lots of brilliant activities, including identifying different trees, recognising human and physical features and pretending to be trees!

The children especially enjoyed toasting marshmallows and wraps (which were delicious!), creating their own dens, making ‘tree trolls’ (clay faces on tree trunks), and setting and following treasure trails.

Our photos of the day are below:

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