Welcome to France class. We are in Year 2 and our teacher is Miss Robertson. Mrs Riccobena and Miss Steer are our Teaching Assistants.
Until the end of term, we will have our PE lessons with Ryan from CSF. He’s been teaching us different football skills and games that we can play in teams. We had a great lesson today – despite the heat!
This week we have been creating artwork in the style of Beatriz Milhazes. She is an abstract artist from Brazil. We looked closely at her work and then chose bright colours and different materials to make our own piece.
As part of our Geography topic of Brazil, we made a Brazilian vegetarian stew. We chopped the vegetables and added some kidney beans. At the end we were able to eat it – there were mixed reviews from the children!
This week we have been learning to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter to and past. We’ve made our own clocks to practise at home!
This week we have been learning to give accurate instructions during position and direction in maths. Today we worked in groups to move the Beebots around the map, giving a simple, clear set of instructions. It was lots of fun – particularly when it accidentally went off of the map!
Yesterday we spent the morning with Bel, an author and scriptwriter. We told stories, used our senses and explored the wildlife garden. At the end, we created our own miniature gardens to take home and plant! Thank you Bel for such a fun morning!
Last week we each spent an afternoon in the wildlife garden at forest schools. We built dens, made swords and looked for creatures in the pond.
Today we had a visit from a very special guest: Lettuce! She is a Tudor rebel who told us all about Robert Kett’s rebellion in 1549. We listened to the story and acted out different parts. We particularly enjoyed pretending to be a servant who dropped the chamber pot!
This week Y2 went to visit stART studio in Wymondham. They read ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds which inspired their pointillism artwork. The children got to choose an animal and they created this using a range of dotty techniques. Their work will be displayed at the end of the Summer term in an exhibition – like a true artists work!
This week we have begun learning about plants. We talked about their different parts and what they are used for. We went outside in the sunshine and hunted for trees and wild flowers. How many different flowers can you find in your garden?