Year 2 - France
Welcome to France class. We are in Year 2 and our teacher is Mr Bamford. Mrs Peel and Mrs Rix are our Teaching Assistants.
In our Science café, we read “The Rainbow Bear” by Michael Morpurgo. The book tied into lots of the Science (and some Georgraphy) learning we have been doing this year about animals in their habitats, basic needs for survival, colour and floating & sinking. The children were then tasked with building a raft to help our Polar Bear make his way back to the Arctic. They had to cut a boat shape out of polystyrene and then add a mast and sail to help it sail before trialling it in our ocean test tanks. Many successfully floated on their first voyage, but maybe we’ll need to try something a little sturdier next time so it can last the whole journey…
They also observed the colourful patterns (like the Rainbow Bear) they could create using just M&Ms and water. Thanks to all who came – hopefully everybody had a good time and managed to grab a biscuit before they all disappeared!
We did lots of art for arts week with the theme of Norfolk. We collaged some delightful flowers for Wymondham in Bloom and recreated lots of Norfolk scenes in the medium of their choice. There were some Wymondham Abbeys Norwich Cathedrals and Cromer Piers amongst other popular scenes. We look forward to sharing these soon.
In English we are immersing ourselves in the fantastical world of Roald Dahl.
In topic we have been learning about the fish industry in Great Yarmouth. The children were tasked with designing a vehicle to transport their herring from the docks to the smoke house. They learnt some new skills such as sawing their axles and turning a box inside out to achieve the end product.
The children then used clay to mold their herring to transport. They looked at texture shape and patterns and used the tools to replicate the scale effect of the fish. They worked very hard and had a lovely time.