Welcome to Year 2 2019/20
Thank you for your cooperation.
As part of our topic work about Oceans Year 2 had a trip out to The Deep in Hull. We explored all the exhibits and were involved in a workshop about our oceans. We saw many creatures in their habitats and what their purpose was. After lunch we took part in a workshop, where we were told a story about a whale swimming the oceans and looking for food and coming across poor animals stuck in our rubbish that has been washed into the ocean polluting it. Some of the children helped the animals by taking the rubbish off them and others helped by recycling the rubbish such as plastic and other materials, placing them in the correct recycling bin. Afterwards the children did some activities, looking at shrimps and drawing them; others did tally charts of recyclable rubbish that could be found on the beach and the others placed the oceans in the correct places on the world map. We all had a very enjoyable day.
Over the past 2 weeks as part of our Literacy work, Year 2 have been writing poetry, in particular, remembrance poetry. The children came up with their own ideas so we could create a class poem for remembrance. Beforehand we identified different rhyming words that we could use, then they were given a strip of paper to write down their ideas. The children were given the lines starting with 'Poppy, poppy', then generated their own line afterwards, using the work we have been doing in class. This is what we came up with:
Poppy, poppy what do you see?
Other poppies as red as can be,
Poppy, poppy what do you hear?
The wind whistling by as the soldiers shed a tear,
Poppy, poppy what do you feel?
The soldiers’ pain as they kneel
Poppy, poppy what do you say?
Remember, remember the 11th day.
Odd Socks Day
12th November 2019
As part of Anti-Bullying Week 2019 we discussed how we can prevent bullying in our School and what we should do if we are bullied or we see
anyone being bullied.
We wore odd socks for the day to show our ‘uniqueness’. We coloured one to put on our School Bullying display.
Within out RE topic we looked at Creation Story. As part of this the children made a collage of the different parts of the creation story.
On 16th October Year 2 visited the Aircraft museum as part of our aviation topic. We looked at aviation through the ages, right from the first aeroplane and the Wright Brothers, all the way to modern jet fighters. The children were able to see different types of aircraft such as jets and RAF helicopters and even sit in the cockpits of them. Their favourite part of the day though, was when they went in the cockpit of a Vulcan bomber and found out the different jobs that the people did.