Class 2

 

Welcome to Class 2's learning page!

Class Teacher: Mrs Taylor

Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Chilman 

Can you change the shape of every material?

Today we explored how materials can be manipulated to change the shape. We experimented with squashing, bending, twisting and stretching material to see which was the best at changing its shape.

We then thought about the properties of the materials and which ones meant it could change it shape easily.

Year 2 are AMAZING writers!

Over the last few weeks we have been learning how to write recounts, using the journey in 'Where the Wild Things Are' as our inspiration. This week we created our own private boat journeys and created a sequence of events to show where we went, who we saw and what we did. We then wrote recounts as if it really happened. 

Have a read of some of our work. It's amazing!

The Great Fire of London Day!

Today we were visited by Master Phillip. He taught us all about the Great Fire of London. We explored different shops that you would have found in 1666 and created our own artifacts including, smelling bags, clay pendants, candles and leather bookmarks. In the afternoon we went on an archeological dig to uncover artifacts from the fire. We used our investigating skills to locate who's shop we had found and what had happened. We all had so much fun!

Thank you to Master Phillip and the parent helpers who made this day possible!

Fantastic Fred!

Today we were visited by Fantastic Fred, we learnt all about how we can have good mental health by using 4 key things; Food, Rest, Exercise and Devices. We really enjoyed the show and are better informed to keep ourselves healthy now!

Wood!

What is it good for?

Today we were testing different types of wood and finding out about the properties of wood. We needed to test the strength, hardness, weight and durability of each type of wood.

We're going to use our understanding to create posters to help others understand what wood is the right type for their job.

Sounds like fire!

This week in music we learnt about pitch and experimented with instruments to explore what kind of pitch they created. We then applied this understanding, along with our knowledge of dynamics to create a piece of music and dance showing the life of a fire. Here is an example:

Properties of Materials

This week in science we have been learning about the properties of materials. We discussed each property as a class and then went outside to check what properties the different materials had. We also discussed how 1 type of material can have different properties based on how it was made!

London's Burning!

In Music we have been learning how to use our voices to create atmosphere. We have been learning how to change the dynamics (volume) of our voices and what effect it has on the song. 

We have also learnt about 'singing in a round' and had a go at singing 'London's Burning' in a round!

'Do all changes improve lives?'

Our 'Discover' project this term is focusing around the Great Fire of London.

We are going to be looking in depth at the events of the fire, thinking carefully about why it spread so quickly and learning about how this significant event changed the way we build houses and fight fires forever.