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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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:
We had a brilliant time on our trip to Sudeley Castle on Tuesday this week! We saw lots of features we have been learning about and loved seeing Henry 8th and his six wifes!
A definite highlight was the Castle Adventure Playground and the Maze! See our photos below for a sneaky peak at our fun!
We have had a great start to our new theme, where we will be learning all about Castles in the past.
We had a fantastic Castles workshop, which involved lots of role-play and the children learnt lots of new facts! See the pictures below for a little sneaky peak at what we did!
We are looking forward to learning lots more and becoming brilliant historians in the process!
Well. it’s been an exciting start to the new school year in Class Two!
We began our new theme with a fun afternoon outside testing out which forces are used to move ourselves or different equipment, making use of the Trim Trail, Adventure playground and lots of PE resources.
We also had a brilliant day where the children brought in their bikes, scooters or skateboards and had lots of fun riding them around the playground or the roundabout. We thought carefully about how the ‘pushing’ force was the main way we made our vehicles move.
Our PE this term is run by Atlas Sports and we are concentrating on improving our Gymnastics skills through playing lots of fun games and activities.
We are looking forward to enjoying lots of interesting activities and learning experiences as the term goes on.
Well, our busy term has continued with lots of exciting learning and activities going on! The children have found out lots of information about animals, compared features and life in the UK and Africa, and are creating some lovely pieces of art! The children enjoyed a walk around Bussage to explore the different physical and human features, which they then compared to a village in Kenya.
We had great fun at our inter schools sports afternoon where the children competed in games and activities with pupils from several other schools, and despite the extreme heat, they all had a brilliant time!
We also had a fantastic time at the Mosque and Gloucester Cathedral this week where the children learnt lots about the religions of Islam and Christianity, how they worship and live their lives, as well as of course exploring the impressive buildings themselves!
We finished our week this week with a fantastic class assembly where the children all performed amazingly well, showing off to parents, friends and the school all the things we have been learning about! Well done, Class Two!