This week we have been looking at the continent of Australia. We have been using the ipads to research different native animals and have been creating our own aboriginal artwork.
During our art lessons, we have been creating portraits in the style of different artists. Have a look at our Picasso portraits and our Paul Klee creations.
As part of our work on instructions, we have been reading and following written instructions to make a hand print witch. We have been looking at bossy verbs to help us write our instructions.
Bob 'The Man on the Moon' story
During our English lessons, we have been reading about Bob, the man who lives on Earth but works on the moon. We have been learning to make our sentences exciting by using good quality adjectives and conjunctions. Here are some examples of our work.
This week, during our maths lessons, we have been investigating different ways of making twenty and creating addition and subtraction families of facts. Here are some photographs of our work.
On Friday 22nd June both year 2 classes went on a trip to Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Ormskirk. The Children had a fantastic day exploring the centre, in the morning we were able to take part in workshops focusing on animal habitats. We all had fun pond dipping and looking for minibeasts. During the afternoon we walked around the 'Wild Walk'and visited the 'Harrier Hide'. We also had a great time spotting different animals made from Lego.
On Wednesday 13th June we joined the rest of the school on the Key Stage 2 playground to take part in the Dance from the Heart roadshow with the coaches from South Ribble Sports Development. We even had a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble. We had been practicing hard and were able to dance very well for our visitors. Once the dance was finished we were treated to some circus skills which were fantastic!
Victorian Wash Day
In class we have been learning all about the Victorians and Queen Victoria. We have been comparing life then to now. We had a go at a Victorian Wash Day, we all thought it was VERY hard work but enjoyed trying out the washboard and dolly!
Victorian Dance Workshop
Sharn from South Ribble Sports Partnership came in to work with all of year two. We learnt two Victorian themed dances. First of all we worked on a Polka, it was tricky moving around the circle with our partner but we mastered it by the end of the lesson. We then learnt a dance to the song 'Consider Yourself' from the musical Oliver. We had a great time.
Creative Arts Week - Chameleon
We enjoyed listening and then working with a woodwind quintet called Chameleon. We all learnt the names of different woodwind instruments. We then created our own group compositions.
We have been busy using the ipads, books, leaflets and magazines to find out facts about different nocturnal animals. We then used these facts to help us write a report.
Year two all really enjoyed their visit to Hothersall Lodge. During the day we did a range of activities, we did rock climbing, den building and team challenges. We all learnt lots of new skills.
We have been walking round the school grounds looking for different signs of Autumn.
Maths - Partitioning
In our maths lessons we have been looking at how you can partition numbers in a variety of different ways. Here are some examples of our work.
In our English work we have been reading and following instructions this week, ready to write our own next week. Here are some photographs of us following instructions to make a handprint witch.
Fire Safety Talk
The children had a visit from three firefighters from Bamber Bridge fire station. The firefighters talked the children through what they should do if there was a fire at home. We also acted out some scenarios and took part in a question and answer session. The children came up with some super questions for the firefighters!
New Technologies Week
During new technologies week year two had a great time developing their control and programming skills. The highlight of the week was a visit from Stephen the Lego man. The children created their own Lego house before joining together to make a Lego city using lights, roads and even swimming pools!
A Midwife Crisis
Year two participated in this years nativity 'A Midwife Crisis'. The story involved a very busy midwife who was desperate to get the Bethlehem Palace to help with the delivery of a very important king. However, her journey did not go smoothly. All of the children sang, danced and performed brilliantly. Here are some photos of us.
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