2W develop their map skills.

As part of our topic on our local area, 2W have been using maps of our school and the immediate area to highlight geographical features of the playground and identify different features of the local area.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed using the maps as you can see.

2W are staying close to home!

Our topic this term is all about ‘Location, Location, Location’ and we will be exploring the local vicinity around our school.
We have started by locating Nottingham on a map of the UK and by creating these fabulous Nottingham skylines featuring the Council House.
The children looked at shapes they could see in buildings and drew these in pencils, layering up details and then washed this over with watercolour paints. Finally, they worked with great care to draw over the details in black felt tip to the structures stood out and the results are fantastic. Well done 2W, what a great start!

Our Easter showcase is a chocolate extravaganza!

Year 2 performed our Easter showcase this week based upon our topic this half term of Charlie and the Chocolate factory. They performed a play, a chant, dances, songs and even adverts! The children’s performances were fantastic, they spoke or sang with enthusiasm and a great deal of fun was had by all. Topped off by our five lucky parents who each won a golden ticket and an Easter treat. Congratulations 2W, I am very proud of you all.

Looking closely by 2W

This week in art, 2W have been undertaking an observational drawing activity. We looked at and discussed the logos of different chocolate bars and the colours manufacturers use for wrappers. Each member of the class then chose their favourite bar and drew them very carefully. Some people selected pencils and others pastels so they could blend colours to create the wrapper’s effect. Everyone worked with great care and took the time to look carefully and I think you’ll agree that the outcomes are super, well done 2W.

2W have a brilliant book week.

This week, 2W have been celebrating World Book Day and our book week based upon the books of Julia Donaldson.
Year 6 came to visit and shared their favourite story books with us. A fantastic illustrator, Lynne Chapman, came to visit us for the day on Tuesday and we all thoroughly enjoyed her workshop. We have made 3-d maps of the journey The Smartest Giant took through the town and made our own bookshelves based upon Charlie Cook’s Favourite book, which can be found in the classroom. “We have had an epic week!” said Amir. “Fabulous” said George and Zaviaar said “Awesome!”

We are golden ticket winners!

2W started their new topic on Chocolate this week and we absolutely love it. We are reading the story of Charlie and the chocolate factory and have already learnt where chocolate originated from and it’s raw form is actually called cacao. We are looking forward to lots of chocolate based learning- hooray!

Super shape poems.

This week, 2W have written some fantastic shape poems about Australian landmarks. The children thought of adjectives to describe their chosen landmark and then turned these into sentences and created the shapes. I think you will agree that they have done a brilliant job. Everyone has taken home a copy to show how clever they are.

Trip to Patchings

Today we visited Patchings Art Farm for our school trip. We met Liz the artist who told us all about aboriginal paintings. We all had a go at doing our own snake aboriginal painting using acrylic paint and cotton buds. We think our snakes and water holes are brilliant!

Thank you to Mrs Wagland for helping us today too!

 

 

Year 2 take part in the 500 words live lesson.

On Monday 16th January, the BBC streamed a live Creative writing lesson launching this years 500 words story writing competition. We all thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced and very creative lesson, sending in ideas and questions. Go to the 500 words website to explore more. Perhaps you could write and send a story in?

Fun Fractions in 2W

This week, 2W have been learning how to recognise simple fractions, create comparative fractions and find the fraction of a given number and they have all worked very hard on this tricky focus. We started, where any good lesson should start by eating cake! By working practically, the class gained a really good understanding of how to create fractions equally and had a treat at the end of the lesson too.