Caterpillars

Year Two were very excited this week as each class has had a delivery of tiny black caterpillars. We look forward to seeing how they grow up into butterflies and letting them go.

Here are some of the thoughts and questions we had about the caterpillars:

‘This one looks like it’s growing a cocoon so maybe it will grow into a butterfly.’ – Ishika

‘What do they eat?’ – Emmanuel

‘Are you going to release them when they are butterflies?’ – Maja

‘What pattern of butterfly will they be?’ – Kayden

Year 2 Fire safety visit

This week, Year 2 had a visitor from the Fire Brigade to speak about fire safety.

Here is some information that we learnt to keep safe:

Plan your escape and keep it clear every night.

Never leave cooking by itself

Don’t forget to blow out your candles and put them on a table

Switch your tv off at the plug before you go to sleep

Make sure you have a smoke alarm and test it!

Blue Class

Don’t forget to test your smoke alarms! If you don’t have one you can get one free from the local fire station

 

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Kew Gardens

Year 2 had a great time on our trip to Kew Gardens this Wednesday. We learnt a lot of interesting things about plants. Here are some pictures from our fantastic day out:

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Sport Relief in Year 2!

All the Year 2 classes had great fun today seeing how many steps they could take around the MUGA by walking or running!

We kept a tally of how many laps of the MUGA each child achieved and then added the scores together to find the class total. We then used this to calculate how many steps around the MUGA each class had taken.

The totals are as follows:

  • Aqua Class: 275 laps (55,000 steps)
  • Blue Class: 280 laps (56,000 steps)
  • Indigo Class: 252 laps (50,400 steps)
  • Sky Class: 262 laps (52,400 steps)

The children showed great determination to do their best and I was very proud of the sportsmanship and encouragement they gave each other.

‘This is so fun!’ – Ilyas

‘I did 17 laps.’ – Ayaan

World Book Day!!

Year 2 had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day today. Everybody looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite book characters! This afternoon we read Elmer which we all loved. Then we made a giant Elmer and designed a new friend for Elmer.

‘It was the best day ever!’ Grace

‘I loved reading Elmer and painting our own Elmer.’ Iasmina

‘ We had so much fun making our own friends for Elmer.’- Athena

Here are some photos of our day:

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‘I wish it was World Book Day everyday!’ Guy

 

 

Year 2 get STEAMing!

Year 2 really enjoyed STEAM week.

We learnt lots of new things. We built boats and investigated how to load them so they don’t tip over, we designed an animal that was adapted to survive in the Arctic, we investigated the effects on climate change on the ocean and we created a menu for Arctic explorers to make sure they had enough energy.

On Wednesday we had a fantastic DT day. We designed, created and evaluated a moving picture of animals that live in Antarctica.

We had so much fun this week, we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Here are some of our photos of the week:

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