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St Richard's

Church of England First School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Our team: Miss Longman, Mrs Bayes, Miss Macleod, Mrs Ladbrook and Mrs Fletcher. 

Take a minute to look at the wonderful things we have been doing.

 

Autumn 1 - Great Fire of London

Our first topic of Year 2 was the Great Fire of London. To launch our topic we had a super fire day! We made lots of fire crafts, clay rats, made bread and fiery yoga! We also came dressed in warm colours. Take a look at the pictures of our fire day!

 

 

Author Visit

Stuart Simmonds came to visit us today. We had an assembly where he told us all about the different books that he has written and then we had a Year 2 workshop with him. He read one of his favourite books to us ‘Hannah and the diamond robbery.’ He told us all about how long it takes to write a book and about his daughter who inspired the books. He showed us a trailer for his book series ‘Hannah the Spanner.’ Will it be on TV next year?

 

Autumn 2 - Fly Me to the Moon

 

This half term our topic has been all about space and what we can see from there. In Geography we have looked at our planet from far away and have named the continents. In Science we have thought all about what humans need to survive in space and on Earth. In History we have learnt all about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing. We compared him to Tim Peake, a modern astronaut. 

To finish our space topic we had a space camp! We watched the real footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We had yummy hot chocolate and made fantastic alien headbands. We also had a go at creating constellations of our star signs. We hoped to go outside to do some star gazing but due to the weather we had to enjoy Mrs Bayes  star creating machine instead. It was so cool to see the tars all around the classroom, it felt like we were floating in space!

Spring 1 - Incredible Icescapes

This half term our topic is Incredible Icescapes. In Geography we have been looking at the hot and cold places on Earth and how these relate to the equator and the North and South Poles. In History we have been looking at Captain Robert Scott and his race to be the first man to the South Pole. In Science we have been looking at habitats and how animals are adapted to live in these habitats and also how we can tell if something is alive. 

 

Picture 1 A map to show historical routes to the South Pole
To celebrate our topic we had a fab dress up day where we came as our favourite Arctic and Antarctic animals. Here are some of our costumes:
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As part of our Icescapes topic work we have explored the artist Dieter Braun who creates artwork using colours and shapes. This artwork has required the children to apply their learning in maths in order to rotate their pictures to create their final designs.

Here are a few examples of our artwork. Each design is unique as we all used different Antartic pictures for inspiration.

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