Year 2 Spring Term  

 

CLASS TRIP

We have been learning about the Great Fire of London.  On Wednesday 8th February we went to the “FIRE! FIRE!” exhibit at the Museum of London.  

It was fun and interactive.  

Here are some photos of our day.

We tried putting the fire out!  We used fire hooks, water squirters and buckets of water.

  

 

 

We re-built the town of London after the fire in 1666.  Can you see St. Paul’s Cathedral?

              

             

              

             

                 

LITERACY

In Literacy we have been looking closely at contractions.  We played a matching game.

         

                    

                     

We also played an online game:  http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games/contractions.html

 

SINGING AND MUSIC LESSONS

We enjoy singing and music lessons every week with Mr Fisher.

This week we used instruments musically and experimented with creating and combining sounds.  

   

   

                                 

 

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

On Monday 16th January we went to the London Transport Museum.

We saw vehicles from the past, the present and the future.

We enjoyed the hands-on activities and following a trail around the Museum to find different stampers.

Here are some photos of our trip

 

        

        

 

                

        

        

                              

                       

 

RE – The Lord’s Prayer

In RE this half-term we are exploring The Lord’s Prayer and the meaning of each part.

We created pictures of Our Father in Heaven.  We imagined what heaven might look like.

 

                       By Divine

     By Rachael

    By Anthony, Haiden, Medine and Shamiya

  By Ayeni, Anthony and Gloria

  By Meelane and Joshua

  By Camarri

   By Mollie

 

SPRING TERM CURRICULUM

Edison theme: What is the best way for Mrs Armitage to travel?

mrs armitage

Subject focus:  Science and Technology

Focus core skill: Improving own learning and performance

 

Literacy:

  • Character profile of Mrs Armitage
  • Reading Mrs Armitage stories
  • Write a different ending to Mrs Armitage’s story
  • Prepare questions prior to a visit
  • Retell story with a different ending
  • Write own versions of well known stories

Texts will be chosen from the Power of Reading list

Maths:

  • Measure
  • Data handling- traffic survey
  • Data handling- Science investigation
  • Sorting numerical problems
  • give and follow directions

Science:

  • Identify and name a variety or everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal and rock.
  • Describe simple physical properties of everyday materials
  • Investigating materials
  • Which materials make the best wheels?
  • Which materials are waterproof?
  • Testing our vehicles

Computing:

  • Top Trumps

History:

  • Henry Ford
  • Changing designs of cars over time

Geography:

  • Traffic in the local area
  • Compass and directional language
  • Devise a simple map

Art:

  • Observational drawings
  • Illustrations of vehicles
  • The work of Quentin Blake
  • Bike wheel weaving
  • Design a vehicle
  • Design a poster
  • Design something to keep Mrs Armitage dry
  • Kadinsky- circles

DT:

  • Investigating toy vehicles
  • Tool skills
  • Making a prototype chassis
  • Design and make a vehicle
  • Evaluate the finished product

RE:

  • The Lord’s Prayer

PE:

  • Dance/gymnastics

Music:

  • Weekly Singing sessions with Mr Fisher

PSHE:

  • To understand that rules and ways of keeping safe, including basic road safety
  • People who can help us stay safe