Year Two: River Trent and River Leen

In Year 2, we have been reading the book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. The book is all about planet Earth and how it can be a scary, confusing place at times but that we are all in it (and on it) together. The book has inspired us to think about ourselves and the things we love doing on planet Earth, as well as things that make us different to other people and how this is ultimately what makes us special.

In maths, we have been practising key skills. These have included reading and writing numbers, finding one more or one less than and looking at pairs of numbers that go together to make another number (for example, 3 + 3 = 6 but so do 5 +1 and 4 + 2).

Our science work is all building up to answering the question ‘which question is the most dunk-able?’ As you can imagine, we very much enjoyed the lesson where we got to taste lots of different biscuits and discuss their properties! We are now going to carry out investigations to see what happens when we dunk different biscuits so we can answer our key question.

Our art this half-term has been inspired by the painting ‘Dido Belle and Lady Elizabeth’. We have talked about the story behind the painting and then used it to explore the different shapes used in portraits. We are then going to practise mixing colours to create the perfect colours for our own eyes, hair and skin, using these colours to paint a portrait of ourselves. In DT, we have been focusing on wind spinners. We have researched different styles and designed our own spinners. Next week, we will be making our prototypes before making the final products.

In history, we discovered some photographs of special historical artefacts in the school grounds! This discovery led us to talk about who the owner of these artefacts might be and why we think that. In geography, we have been improving our map skills by looking at atlases, Google Maps and bird’s eye views, as well as creating our own maps.

Our PE is every Monday and swimming will be on Tuesday starting Tuesday 13th October.

Here’s an idea of some of the work we’ll be doing this term:

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