Year 2 - 2S: Gallery
Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 9:17pm
Today we designed and made our moving vehicles using boxes, cardboard wheels and wooden dowels for the axles. We had to make sure that we lined up the holes for the axles and wheels on each side of our vehicle correctly and also made the holes big enough for the wheels and axles to spin easily.
Later on, we got to decorate our vehicles and then race them, first against each other in class and then against 2MB in the playground. It was so much fun!
Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 9:10pm
On Wednesday and Thursday this week, we had two days mostly geared to DT. Our topic this term was 'Wheels and Axles'. We looked at the different components of a basic vehicle and how the axle works to make the wheels turn.
In groups, we investigated this by using k'nex to create a vehicle that could move, preferably in a straight line. This was a lot of fun, especially when we got to test them out.
Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 9:02pm
To end a lovely year, we had a go at writing our own Haiku poems about the ocean.
Haikus are Japanese poems about nature. They only have three lines; the first having 5 syllables, the second having 7 syllables and the third having 5 syllables.
we talked about syllables, clapped out our names and some short sentences to count the syllables and also used robot talk too. We then had a go at writing our own Haikus and then some of us read them to the class.
Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 8:39pm
Wow! Yet anither wonderful experience we had on Quidditch Day.
A team of quidditch coaches came to our school and we started off the day with an assembly where we were each allocated a number from 1-4. The magical sorting hat began to speak and it sorted us all into 4 different house teams; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Yes! Just like Harry Potter!
The coaches taught us about the game; how to play, how to score, attack and defend and then took us out to practise some of the skills needed to actually play the game. Here we were introduced to the different types of balls and what they were for (Quaffle, Bludger and Golden Snitch), the different positions and the different types of players (Chasers, Beaters, Keepers and Seekers). THEN...... we played! It was so much fun!
At the end of the game, some children wore a belt with golden ribbons on it - they were the golden snitches! We had to chase the golden snitch around the pitch and try to steal the ribbons.
At the end of the day, the whole school came back down to the field to watch the final match and cheer the teams on. The coaches kept the scores of all of our games and we had a celebration assembly at the end of the day. This was where we found out which house won over all (Slytherin) but other awards were also given out; best beater of the day, best chaser of the day, best keeper of the day and best golden snitch of the day.
Date: 10th Jul 2022 @ 4:34pm
Another really enjoyable day at Townfield!
On Friday, 8th July, we were very lucky to have the published Poet, Andy Tooze come into school.
He was very funny and was able to make hilarious poems up really quickly. He shared some of his poetry with us and inspired the children to write their own short poems about animals. Andy Tooze then chose 4 children to stand up in front of the school during assembly and read their poems.
Date: 7th Jul 2022 @ 8:32pm
Today was Diversity Day.
We started the morning off with an assembly on British Values and recapped what British Values look like in our school.
Then we had a 'No Outsiders' lesson. We talked about the ways we can communicate with others and how we communicate with people who are deaf or people who speak a different language. We read the book 'What the Jackdaw saw' and then discussed how important sign language is as a way of communicating. We did some role play of the story and then we taught each other some of the sign language we know.
After break, we had a lesson about how and why the 'Pride Festival' came about and why it is important to celebrate and respect everyone regardless of their differences. We made a class 'Rainbow of Love' to celebrate our differences.
After lunch, we talked about racism, what it is, how it can effect people and why racism is never ok. We created bookmarks and wrote about our feelings on racism.
Finally, we went into a Year 1class and showcased what we had learned today.
Date: 6th Jul 2022 @ 4:30pm
In woodland learning this week, we made Venn diagrams from items we collected in the forest. We decided on our criteria and then sorted the items accordingly. After that we got lots of exercise playing on the trim trail.
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 7:35pm
This week, in preparation for our end of year reports, we have been thinking back over all our learning in Year 2 and deciding on a piece of work we are very proud of and why. Many of us chose our most recent Art project, some chose English, Maths or History.
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 7:29pm
For our first lesson on living things this term, we learnt about how, over years, animals have adapted to the habitats in which they live. We had lots of fun working collaboratively to hunt down the statements about adaptations for two animals (per group). We had to take it in turns to hunt an adaptation, bring it back to our group, read it aloud and stick it next to the correct animal. It was a great way to learn about adaptations of a range of animals from different habitats.
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 4:39pm
What a fantastic day we all had today! And the weather was beautiful all day which completed an amazing day.
We began our day with tag rugby followed by a World Cup tournament in football with England winning comfortably! Then it was on to African dancing and tennis and the morning was completed with a spot of yoga in class. After lunch we had some exercise and dance time in class and then went outside for cricket. The day was completed with a meet and greet with Jaydon Paddock and some very tough circuits then an assembly where Jaydon told us all about his wonderful achievements.
Have a look at the photos to see what a great day we had.
Date: 25th Jun 2022 @ 9:54pm
This term our music topic is myths and legends and in this lesson, we watched a short video of 'Merlin the Magician: The Legend of King Arthur'. We then discussed what the story would sound like if it were a piece of music, particularly the part where Arthur is pulling the sword from the stone.
We listened to the song 'Good King Arthur' and discussed the structure of the song then looked at playing simple 4 beat rhythms based on a phrase relating to the story.
Sorry, only one video would upload.
Date: 25th Jun 2022 @ 9:42pm
This term, in PSHE, we are learning about being healthy and the ways we can do this. In this lesson, we talked about sugar and the effects of having too much sugar every day. We found out that 7 year olds like us should not have more than 24g of sugar in a day and we were shocked to find out that a single can go Coca Cola has 34g of sugar in! We worked in pairs to plan the contents of a healthy lunchbox using our maths skills and a list of foods including their sugar content.
Date: 10th Jun 2022 @ 10:23pm
Today we completed our final art pieces in the style of artist, Alfred Wallis.
Firstly we cut up maps and brown paper to stick onto our paper and then we lightly sketched a lighthouse and a series of boats in the styles Alfred Wallis used. We then used oil pastels to colour these. After that, we used play doh to help guide us to see onto our pictures and finally, mixing a range of tints and tones of blue paint, we used stippling to create a water/sea effect. Have a look T the photos and see what you think. Mrs Simmons will upload individual pictures of us with our pfinished paintings once they have dried.
Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 8:34pm
Today, with relaxing music playing, we wrote up the information text we have planned about our chosen rainforest animal.
Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 8:31pm
Today we got the paints out again! But not before we had a short sewing session using paper maps and play doh!
We then practiced stippling (using the tips of the paintbrush's bristles) as this create a lovely 'water' effect. We then stuck our sewn maps into our sketchbooks and stippled around the map using a range of tones and tints of blue and white to create a water effect. This is all in the style of Alfred Wallis.
Date: 7th Jun 2022 @ 8:20pm
Today we used charcoal and oil pastels to sketch ships and lighthouses in the style of Alfred Wallis. We found out that charcoal is VERY messy and smudges easily!
We then discussed the colours Alfred Wallis used in his paintings and discussed the meaning of tones, tints and shades. We then had a go at creating our own tones, tints and shades of our chosen hue of blue which we will use in our final piece for the sea.
Date: 27th May 2022 @ 8:47pm
We all had a fantastic day today. Thank you again to the FOT parents for a day we will all remember.
Date: 27th May 2022 @ 6:22pm
What a fabulous day 2S had today all organised by our wonderful FOT parents.
We began with activities on the playground; tattoos and face paints, jewellery making, noughts and crosses, jenga, put the crown on the queen and many more things.
After that, we had a scavenger hunt in the forest for the Queen's lost Crown Jewels. After break, we went to the field and played beat the goalie, coconut shy, hook a duck and an assault course.
For lunch we had hotdogs, chips and cookies and then went to do Alice in Wonderland activities in the halls. Next, we got to watch the magician and then visited the petting zoo where we held a snake, a tree frog, a bearded dragon, a barn owl and a chinchilla and also got to touch a tarantula. Finally, we had party games in class and finished the day with an ice lolly and a certificate and jubilee badge. I'm sure this was a day we will never forget.
Date: 26th May 2022 @ 9:00pm
Mrs Simmons is a little late putting these photographs on (sorry). In her defence she has been busy with SATs and organising the trip to New Brighton :)
Last week in Geography, the children were looking at hot and cold places around the world and why some places are hotter than others. They learned that the hotter a place is, the closer to the equator it is and the colder a place is, the further from the equator it is.
We learned what a continent is and that there are 7 continents in the world. We used maps to identify the continents and also to identify different hot and cold countries.
Date: 25th May 2022 @ 6:45pm
What a fabulous trip to New Brighton - we enjoyed every minute!
This week in Art, we have been studying the British artist Alfred Wallis and we began looking at some of his Cornish coastline pieces. Today's trip and our sketches of both New Brighton and Liverpool coastlines will hopefully inspire us to create our own wonderful pieces of art.
Date: 13th May 2022 @ 7:47pm
In today's PSHE lesson, we reviewed what we already knew about staying safe on the internet. We talked about rules and how rules are made to keep us safe and although we can find out information and have fun on the internet, we must always be careful when using it. We revised all the rules for internet safety then went over them to reinforce them whilst creating a 'class web' (as opposed to the Worldwide Web). One of us would say a rule out loud and then throw the wool to someone else and they would then recite a rule and so on.
Date: 13th May 2022 @ 7:41pm
This week we have been using iPads, books and information booklets to research a rainforest animal. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be turning this research into our own non-chronological report of our chosen rainforest animal.
Date: 10th May 2022 @ 10:16pm
Today, Year 2 were lucky enough to have a visit from Niamh and Fabio who are beach lifeguards for the R.N.L.I.
They talked about what lifeguards do and how they can keep us safe on the beach, how we can keep ourselves safe and what we should do if we ever found ourselves in a dangerous situation whilst at the beach.
Date: 9th May 2022 @ 11:04am
Today, we listened to a piece of music called 'Mars' by the composer, Gustav Holst.
While we listened, we thought about the rhythm, dynamics and pitch of the music and discussed what the music made us think of. We then used pencils and coloured pencils to create patterns, shapes and pictures of what we imagined as the music played.
Date: 4th May 2022 @ 9:59pm
We have been looking at the conditions plants need to be able to grow. We have planted sunflower seeds and narcissus bulbs to check whether they need sunlight and water to grow and today we planted cress seeds and set them in different locations to see if their growth will be affected by temperature.