Year 2 went to visit the Science Museum for our topic about materials. The children explored a gallery called Challenge of Materials where they did a material hunt and found out more about the differences between synthetic and natural materials.
In our History topic in Spring 1 we learned about Victorians. We found out that poor children were not allowed to go to school, but they had to work instead. At the end of our topic we showed all our learning in the “History off the Page” Assembly for the school and our parents.
In our D&T lessons Year 2 practised woodwork and built terrariums, exploring different materials.
Year 2 had a day workshop in school where they dressed up as Victorians and learned what it was like to live in Victorian times. They had to scrub the floor, play games and write like children did in Victorian schools. It was a great day!
For Black History Month we researched the life of Malorie Blackman and created a collage of her portraits. We read several of her books and found out how inspirational she is as a children’s author.
In our art lesson we created patterns using colour mixing and exploring different tools.
In our Maths lessons we use lots of manipulatives to solve division and multiplication problems.
During work week we learned about Film and Theatre and went to visit the Museum of London Docklands to create our own set for a film.
Some visitors from the local church came to visit us and taught us one of the parables that Jesus told.
We learned the skills of a good chef while making a fruit salad in our DT project.