Year 2 POD enjoyed their visit to Tate Modern to work with an artist and the collection for the entire day. They looked at and talked about artworks and responded by making work of their own.
On 16th March 2017 both Year Two classes went on an exciting trip to the Science Museum in West London. We took the District line to South Kensington and walked through a long tunnel to get to the museum. We went there to learn more about Space. We learnt about the first animal and human travellers in space. We also learnt what life is like for astronauts in space, including what sort of food they ate, how they slept and even how they went to the toilet! We used this information to write a recount about our trip to the museum.
Year 2’s visited Mudchute Farm to learn about animals. At the farm we saw farm animals such as: goats, horses, chickens, pigs etc.
We also saw some unusual animals such as alpacas, Indian roosters and various other birds. We learnt lots of interesting amazing facts. Did you know:
- Goats give birth standing up
- Goats milk is higher in calcium and vitamin A then cows milk therefore its healthier.
We used the information to write a report about goats.
Year 2 had an amazing, fun trip to the Horniman Museum. We participated in a Music workshop, where we had the opportunity to play different instruments from around the world.
Also, we visited the Aquarium where we observed some wonderful Marine life from around the world such as: jelly fish, sea horses, coral, frogs and a variety of colourful fish from the British Isles.
In the Natural History gallery we saw a mummified crocodile, dinosaur footprints and a 100 year old walrus!
Have a look at our photos to find our more….
Year 2 have been working hard throughout this term to produce excellent pieces of writing for our SATS.
As our topic was ‘Animal Magic’ we learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly. We enjoyed observing our hungry caterpillars munching away at their food and growing and expanding in shape. We were fascinated at their change from caterpillars into chrysalises. We then waited patiently whilst they transformed into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.
We used all of our knowledge to write in depth explanation reports of our observations.
Year 2’s topic this term has been Move It! We have been learning about lots of different transportation in this topic. We have also researched the Great Space Race between USA and Russia and the Wright Brother’s first flight.
As part of our learning we took a trip to the Science Museum where we were able to see real life models of rockets and astronaut equipment and also saw real life planes from the past.
To conclude our visit we took part in a workshop where we learnt about Amy Johnson. Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo to Australia, this encouraged us to use our growth mind-set and never give up on challenges, just as Amy Johnson persevered in the face of challenges so can we!
As part of our topic on fire and ice, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London.
To launch our learning about the fire we took a trip to The Monument.
The Monument was built to remember the great fire and is located where the fire started nearly 350 years ago!
Year 2 took the brave step of climbing the 311 steps to the top of the monument where we were dazzled by the amazing sights and sounds of London and were rewarded with a certificate for our efforts. We also visited Pudding Lane and saw the plaque which commemorated where Thomas Faryner’s baker shop stood. We were interested to find out that this site is now home to LLoyds Bank.
Year 2 Lilac and Violet had a fabulous day at the Horniman Museum last week. We really enjoyed taking part in the music workshop for our topic Music Maker. We had the opportunity to play lots of different musical instruments from around the world such as a talking drum from Ghana, an mbira from Zimbabwe and a doumbek from Turkey. We also played a strange instrument made out of recycled materials such as old shoes and plastic pipes. Have a look at our pictures to find out more!