As part of our History topic on Remembrance, Year 2 spent the day at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. We had a tour of the museum and saw lots of planes and medals from WW1 and other conflicts. We learned about what it would be like to sit in war planes and heard stories of immense bravery. It certainly gave us a lot to think about. We made paper and felt poppies to be added to the centenary display in the museum. Each of us then made a “sweetheart pin cushion”. We learned that injured soldiers would often make these whilst they were convalescing to give to people who were special to them. All of the children were superbly behaved and were great ambassadors for Preston.
Year Two have been learning about the features of instructions. We have identified imperative verbs, clear sentences, numbered steps, time conjunctions and a list of equipment we will need to follow the instructions properly. To make sure that we really understood, we all had a go at following instructions carefully to make some crispy cakes. We have found chocolate to be a great motivator! See below.
Today (4th October) is National Poetry Day. This year the theme is 'change' and so we looked at a variety of poems about Autumn and the changing of the seasons. We read each poem, chose our favourite poem to learn and then we performed them to each other. Ben, Pippa, Marcy and Ruby-Mae did an amazing job, working together well and performing confidently (see video below).
Somerset Art Week in Cedar Class
As part of our work during Somerset Arts Week, we have been using oil pastels to carry out observational drawings. We tried hard to include lots of detail, blend colours carefully and think about the different shapes that we saw.
Drawings by (from top left to right): Amelie, Evie, Michael, Milan, Noah & Thomas P
European Day of Languages
The 26th September was European Day of Languages. Throughout the day we learnt some simple French phrases. We can now introduce ourselves in French and ask someone else what their name is. We also tried counting in French.
Year 2 Computing
In our computing lessons we have been learning about algorithms. We all followed an algorithm together this week and managed to make some monster corner bookmarks successfully. We have also been using the idea of algorithms by creating and teaching each other different sequences of movements and actions.
What a fabulous start to the new school year we have also had!
Year 2 Literacy
The children have also been enjoying our English lessons, where we are looking at narrative texts with the stories of ‘Dogger’ and ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. The children have been looking at story structure and how to write their own endings to the stories. Some children were brave enough to try mustard, as is used in the story, and agreed with the seagulls that it was “yuck"!
We had a fun geography lesson learning about the continents and oceans of the world. The children enjoyed locating the continents and drawing accurate representations onto their own ‘globes’, all working well in pairs, and we only managed to pop one!
The children (and Mrs.Rich!) have settled in nicely to Year Two, and have been working really hard on their maths. We have been looking at place value, comparing numbers using ‘greater than’ or ‘less than’ and are now moving on to number bonds to 100. See above.