Our recent activities in Year 2
Below is a snapshot of what Year 2 have being doing in school. More photos can be found on the Year 2 photos tab.
Our topic of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’
We have really enjoyed our topic of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and have been inspired by Willy Wonka’s bizarre creations. We have been designing our own unique chocolate bar or sweet as well as writing some brilliant descriptions of our own chewing gum meal. We enjoyed working collaboratively to research Roald Dahl (the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) using this to create an informative non-chronological report all about him!
To top it off, we had an amazing time on our recent school trip to Cadbury World. Whilst we were there we learnt all about how chocolate was made, the history behind it and designed our own chocolate wrappers.
We had lots of fun writing our names in chocolate, watching a demonstration of how moulds were used in the factories and we even got to taste some of the chocolate with our chosen toppings on!
The Great British Spring Clean
Year two also took part in ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ around Bewdley. We were shocked to see just how much litter we found!
In our Art lessons we have been learning about Kandinsky
In PE we have been exploring dance
We’ve had lots of fun using our body’s to make different shapes, travelling around the room in many different ways and combining these to form a whole class dance!
In Numeracy we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes
In our Art lessons, we have been learning about Kandinsky and having a go at creating our own versions of his paintings using two-dimensional shapes. We’ve also enjoyed looking into other cultures through art, such as Aboriginal Art. We’ve enjoyed looking into the different ways the work has been created such as wood and rock carvings, sculpting and sand painting and have been interested to find out the stories behind them. We’ve been having a go at using different media to create similar pieces of work!
in particular investigating their properties. The children really enjoyed using nets to make their own 3D shapes as well as creating their own structures.
Our Paddington topic
As part of our Paddington topic, we researched the kinds of animals which would have lived with Paddington Bear in his natural habitat – the Amazon Rainforest. We enjoyed looking at the animal’s features and which part of the rainforest they lived in. We even made our own Red-Eyed Tree Frogs!
Our London topic
We have learnt all about the Great Fire of London and enjoyed writing diary entries from the point of view of civilians and Thomas Farriner. We have been making (and burning!) our own London houses and were fascinated to see just how quickly the fire spread.
Click on the videos below to see how our house models burnt!
As ever the children have enjoyed their weekly forest school sessions. So far we have completed surveys on mini beasts and their habitats and made some dream catchers using willow found in Forest School.
During safety week we were lucky enough to have a visit from the police who spoke to use all about how the police service can help us and how they try to keep us safe. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting inside the police car and dressing up as police men/women!