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Well done 2S! 2S were delighted about their prize but didn't want to party without ALL of their friends so they kindly invited 2M to join them. They danced and played games as well as eating their body weight in party food!
A part of our science, we have been exploring what plants and animals need in order to grow and stay healthy.
Children in Year 2 enjoyed planting their very own sunflower seeds. They carefully followed the instructions given and labelled their pots.
Children have been filling in a sunflower diary to record the growth of their sunflowers. This has included drawing their sunflowers and trying to explain what has happened or changed to their sunflower every week.
As you can see our sunflowers are growing really well.
Year 2 have been fantastic and enthusiastic about looking after their sunflowers and making sure they have everything they need to stay healthy. Children are really excited about taking their sunflowers home and trying to grow the tallest sunflower.
Year 2 have been studying the art work of Andy Goldsworthy. We have thought about the materials he uses to create his work and the designs he uses. Children have discussed what they like about his work and why.
Children then created some of their own art using natural materials. They were very enthusiastic and loved being creative with what they could find outside.
As children loved creating their own pieces of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy so much, they were then given another task. It was to create another piece of art but using objects they could find in the classroom. So children gathered items and objects from the classrooms and went outside to make art again in the style of Andy Goldsworthy but inspired by the classroom. We were amazed at the imagination and creativity that all children showed!
It was great to see that they had noticed that Andy Goldsworthy uses a lot of symmetrical designs as well as creating shapes with objects which they then reciprocated into their own art.
When every group had looked at each other's, we came together to discuss what we liked about the designs and what could be improved upon. It was fantastic that children could evaluate their own work as well as the work of others. Budding artists in the making!
Recently, we have been focusing our English work on traditional tales. First we identified features of a traditional tale and found these features within three different traditional tales.
We then refreshed our memory of The Three Little Pigs. After this, we read the story but from the wolf's point of view of what had happened. The children loved the idea that in fact the wolf was not bad at all and that there were explanations for what had happened in the original version.
The children were then challenged to think about the story of Little Red Riding Hood but to tell the story from the wolf's point of view. They came up with some wonderful and imaginative ideas as to why the wolf might have been in the woods at the beginning of the story and then knocked on grandma's door etc. Year 2 then wrote their own version of the story as if they were the wolf.
We then thought about how authors use vocabulary to portray good and bad characters, thinking about not only their appearance but the way they act and what they do etc.
This work will lead up to Year 2 children writing their own traditional tales.
Children loved dressing up in red and walking to the park.
After arriving, we all had great fun playing on the play area and having the chance to let off some steam. All of Year 2 behaved very well and it was lovely seeing them have a fabulous time! Here are some of the photos taken.
In Year 2 we are currently basing our English on the book called 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt. Everyone is enjoying this book and the tasks they have been set linking to the text. Some great work has been produced by the children so far.
We talked about what we thought of the book and tried to give reasons for our opinions.
Taylor - "I enjoyed the green crayon's letter to Duncan because he was happy with his work but he wasn't happy about yellow and orange fighting".
Bradley - "I thought the pictures of the crayons were funny, especially the purple crayon".
Charlie - "I liked that the book was full of letters".
Jack - "I liked it where green was worried for his friends but he was also very proud of his work".
Symone - "I enjoyed that there were lots of different characters instead of just one main one".
Year 2 gave this book a huge 5 out of 5 stars!