Welcome to Year 2
Our Class Work
World Book Day
We read the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ On World Book Day we dressed up as different colours of crayons. We wrote our own letters from the crayons and equipment in our classroom.
Intra Sports Day
We had a whole school competition between our team point groups. Joe came in from the Sedgefield SSP to help Year 6 run the event. We focused on Athletic skills and were running, jumping and throwing.
Auckland Castle Visit
We visited Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland for the day. We had lots of fun finding out about the different Bishops of Durham that have lived in the castle. We visited lots of different parts of the castle and explored the outdoors. We learnt how to be a knight. We retold the local story of Pollard and the Boar to end the day.
This half term in Year 2 we have been learning about Castles.
We made our own castles as part of our homework.
Rights Respecting Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.
Rights Respecting Article 28: You have a right to an education.
This term in Science we have been learning about Materials and their properties. We began with a materials hunt around the classroom. We found lots of plastic items and discussed that some plastic is hard and some plastic items are made to bend. We investigated the strength of materials.
Intra School Sports Day
Rights Respecting Article 29: You have the right to develop your talents and abilities to your full potential
We joined in with an Intra School Sport Day. We aimed to improve our personal best. Our focus was Athletics and we used our running, throwing and jumping skills. In Year 2 Green Dragons collected the most counters but overall in school Red Eagles won the most counters.
Fit for Life
Rights Respecting Article 24: You have the right to information to help live a healthy lifestyle.
We have used Go Noodle in our Fit for Life sessions this half term.
Rights Respecting Article 13: You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, and writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
In DT we have designed a wheeled vehicle for a King or a Queen. First we had to investigate how to make a working axle.
Next we got a shoebox and decorated it. Then we used the tools to cut the wood to make the axle.
Christmas Activities in Year 2
In RE we discussed what a Christingle is made from and what it reminds Christians of at Christmas time. We made our own.
We had a Christmas craft afternoon. Our adults came to help us.
We visited Santa at the Town Hall.
We sang Wise Men, Wise Men as part of the Christmas production I’m Gonna Shine.
We raised money for Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day. We also ate Christmas dinner.
Autumn Term 2
As part of our work on Remembrance Week we created our own art work using Pointillism effect. We researched the work Georges Seurat and tested different colouring materials to create our dots.
We visited Trinity Church to go on a Christmas journey. We took part in the Christian nativity story. The puppet show was our favourite part.
International students from Durham University came in to talk to us about what it is like to live in France, Sweden and China. We were learning to speak French and how to count in Swedish.
In Autumn 2 we had weekly Relax Kids sessions with Mrs Waugh.
We had lots of visitors that came in to school and told us about their jobs.
Our Autumn topic was ‘Food Glorious Food.’ In Autumn 1 we thought about where food comes from and the jobs involved in getting our food from farm to fork.
Hall Hill Farm
We visited the farm to find out about animals and their babies as part of our Science work. We saw some new born piglets. We enjoyed being farmers for the day, feeding the animals and milking the cows.
We had fun riding around the obstacle course on balance bikes and our own bikes.
We took part in a Judo taster session. It was lots of fun!
We worked with Joe from the Sedgefield Sports Partnership to work on our fundamental movement and football skills.
We enjoyed reading ‘The Disgusting Sandwich.’ We worked in the outdoor area to find our own ways the sandwich could turn into the disgusting sandwich. We used these ideas to write our own stories.
We used tuned and untuned instruments to enhance our performance of Hands, Feet, Heart from Charanga.
We made our own butter. We had to shake the ingredients for a long time. We made sandwiches and we invited our grown-ups in to help us make and eat them.
We have talked lots about ways to keep ourselves healthy.
The School Nurse came to talk to us about how to look after our teeth.