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Autumn Term 2020

Our Christmas lunch was delicious and we loved reading the jokes from our crackers!

To answer our learning question 'What is the good news that Jesus' birth brings?', we made Christingles and talked about how Jesus represents the light of the world and hope in darkness.

Last week we conducted a Science experiment to test ‘What is the bets way to stay warm in icy water?’ We used a bucket of icy water and tested: a wrap of lard, a rubber glove, a woollen glove and some bubble wrap. We had some different conclusions but most of us discovered that the layer of lard kept our hands the warmest. We made comparisons to it being similar to a polar bear’s layer of blubber. It was so exciting!

We are extremely proud of our Christmas decorations. After investigating various designs, we spent time designing our own. We loved sewing and stuffing the decorations before adding some sparkles! We even decorated Viola the Christmas tree!

We loved our netball skills session today.

We have had a brilliant Art day today and have learnt a lot about the British-Canadian artist, Ted Harrison. We spent the morning looking carefully at what we noticed in his art, before having time to explore colours and shapes. We then created our own final pieces inspired by him in the afternoon.

Year 2 have been learning some lovely songs in Music and using instruments to play different notes with the songs. Here we are playing ‘Hands, Feet and Heart’.

Year 2 have been so creative today! We have come to the end of our learning enquiry in history ‘Why did the Great Fire of London destroy so much of the city?’, we have designed our own Great Fire of London scenes to sequence and retell the events of the Great Fire using animation. Have a look at our amazing creations and some pictures of us in action!

We walked over to Cheltenham Ladies College this morning to take part in a football skills session. It was so much fun!

In class we are celebrating Black History Month! We are learning all about important black people in history, and have been very interested in Rosa Parks! In English, we have been looking at the book ‘The Colours of Us’, and have been celebrating ‘The Colours of Year 2’ by painting pictures and writing stories using similes to describe all the wonderful skin colours in the world.

We have been inspired by Samuel Pepys to make our own time capsule that we will bury underneath our school building work! Here are some of the fabulous things we made at home to put inside our time capsule!

We have spent time thinking about how the materials that houses were made from in 1666 helped the fire to spread and have made our own Tudor houses. Do you like them?

We have really enjoyed using quills and ink to write our Great fire of London diaries!

In RE, we have been using our artistic skills to answer the question “Where can we find God?”

We have had lots of fun examining primary resources to find out more about the Great Fire of London.

We have been looking at the story of ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ in English. We loved role playing out what the main characters may have seen or heard during the fire,

We really enjoyed learning the lyrics to the Louis Armstrong song “What a wonderful world”! We thought about actions and pictures to help us remember the words. 

“What a wonderful world”

Performing lyrics with actions

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