As part of our topic “Animal Magic,” Year 2 visited Spitalfields Farm. We have been learning about different animal habitats and how animals adapt to their environment. We found out lots of interesting and fascinating facts!
Did you know that cows have four stomachs!
A pigs snout is an important tool for finding food in the ground and sensing the world around them.
In R.E. Year 2 Lilac have been learning about sacred texts. We found out that the special book for Jewish people is called the Torah. The Torah is made up of five books. It contains instructions about how Jewish people should live their lives. The Torah that is read in the Synagogue is written on a scroll.
We made our own Torah scroll and wrote on it one of the golden rights that we feel is particularly important.
We wrote it carefully, using our best handwriting.
Year 2 Lilac participated in a fantastic workshop about keeping safe. We learnt about the importance of keeping safe on our bikes at night. We learnt about the importance of wearing bright, reflective clothes. we were shown how to wear our cycle helmets safely and we discovered that we needed to have a light at the front and on the back of our bicycles. we designed our own cycle helmets and t-shirts suitable for going out at night in winter when it’s dark.
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 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.