This week Year Two have started to think about place value. As part of our learning we have been using the greater than > and less than < signs to compare amounts and numbers. Take a look at some of the activities we have been doing!
On Wednesday, Year Two had a fabulous time on our class trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. During our busy day we watched a science show called ‘The Revolution of Manchester’ we learned that the very first all British areoplane was developed in Manchester.
After watching the show, we went across to the Air and Space Hall. We loved this part of the trip! We learned how cars and aeroplanes have developed through history. We saw a car that was for sale in 1912 for £360! A real bargin! We also saw planes that had been used by the RAF, can you remember the name of the plane we saw?
We then went back over to the main museum where we looked at the development of cotton mills across Manchester. At first we thought we might have wanted a job in a cotton mill but after listening to the demonstration and seeing the machines moving, we decided that school is definately more fun! The final part of our exciting day was visiting the experiment floor. We loved taking part in all the hands on investgiations. Which was your favourite investigation?
Today in PE, we have been developing our skills in throwing, batting and catching a ball. These skills are getting us ready to play rounders. In order to successfully bat the ball, we needed to hold the bat with one hand and stand side on with our partner. When throwing the ball, we need to make sure we throw carefully, keeping eye contact with where we want to throw the ball. How did you use your heads, hearts and hands in PE today?
Welcome back Year Two, Mrs Cafferty and I hope you had a fabulous half term break. This half term our focus in English is going to be all about Traditional Tales. To start off our learning, we would like to know, what is your favourite Traditional Tale?
Year Two had a fabulous trip to Skipton Castle. As part of our trip we had a guided tour of the castle, looking in rooms such as the kitchen, the banqueting hall, the Lord’s chamber and the watch tower. Our favourite rooms were the long drop which we also found out was called the guard robe and the dungeon! We listened to the tour guide extremely well and we asked some fantastic questions to deepen our learning. We would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who came with us on our super trip.
Year Two loved taking part in a teddy bear tennis taster session this morning. A very big thank you to the coaches from Lostock Tennis Club, who came in to deliver the sessions. We learned how to use the racket to hit the ball using a Molly Volley and a forehand swing. We all aimed high and had lots of fun learning Tennis.
Year Two have had a fabulous World Book Day. We want to say a big thank you to our parents and grandparents for coming and reading with us this morning.
This afternoon, we have enjoyed taking part in lots of story activities. We wrote book reviews, character descriptions, designed new book covers, went on a book scavenger hunt and played character heads up. What is your favourite story book?
This half term Year Two have started a new creative curriculum topic. Our topic this half term is castles. This week we began to research medieval castles and their features. In our creative curriculum lesson, some of us chose the making challenge. We used junk modelling materials to make our own castles. Once our castles were complete, we labelled the different features. Can you name the features of a medieval castle?
This morning Year Two had lots of fun at Forest School! It was very wet but we still took part in lots of activities. In the reflection at the end of the session some of us even said that the best part of the session today was getting wet!