Sports Day

What a fantastic Sport’s Day we had! I was so impressed with all of the children’s efforts and behaviour when participating. Luckily the rain stayed off for us too!

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to support our Sport’s Day, it really does make a difference having you all there.

Congratulations to the winning house Wentworth!

Catching the Colour Thief

On Monday a disaster happened! The Colour Thief had came to school and scattered all of their stolen colours through school. We decided to follow the trail to try and catch them! However we had a few obstacles in our way. First we had to row across the river before reaching the over grown forest. In the forest we saw a monkey in the tree who would only let us pass if we gave him our banana. Unfortunately the Colour Thief wasn’t in the forest so we continued our exciting journey. We then came to a mountain but we had to quietly hike up it for there was a sleeping dragon that we did not want to wake! Finally the trail led us to the Colour Thief’s den. We exchanged our colours back for some water colours so that the Colour Thief can do some painting. What an exhausting journey it was!

We used this drama to write some fantastic stories this week. I have been very impressed with what they have produced, well done 2HL you have worked really hard on these.

Next week we are writing our very own stories. Maybe you can think of some ideas for yours over the weekend?

 

Saltaire

On Thursday 20th June we had our school trip to Saltaire to see David Hockney’s art work that we have been looking at in school. We studied the Salt’s Mill and compared it to his painting. We also took a walk around Saltaire and looked and the similarities and differences in his painting.

After lots of exploring and sketching of our own we took a well earned break in Roberts Park for lunch and had a play before going home.

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help us on the trip, it is appreciated!

Class Assembly

Thank you so much to all the parents who took time out of their day to join us for our class assembly this morning. We love sharing our learning with you!

We then had lots of fun with you all in our classroom making harmonicas out of junk and worry monsters for Year 3. Some of us also finished a Hockney painting linking to our new learning The Colour Thief.


 

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Frog Belly Rat Bone 1 2 3

Last week in Design and Technology we got to make our very own Frog Belly Rat Bones to end our topic. How exciting this was!

First we designed our Frog Belly Rat Bone. We thought about the different materials and equipment we would need.

Then it was time to make. We stuffed, stuck, cut, tied and sewed until our Frog Belly Rat Bones were complete.

We were then reflective butterflies and reflected on our designs thinking about what we learnt, what we enjoyed and what we could improve.

What fabulous Frog Belly Rat Bones they are!

This week in 2HL

What a busy week we have had!

We started the week practicing our jumping skills in P.E and had a go at putting these to use when jumping over hurdles. We found crouching low can give us height in a jump and moving your arms and body forward and back can give us distance. Look how high we can jump!

  

 

In ICT we have been learning how to leave blog comments on the school website. Can you find any?

As part of our Frog Belly Rat Bone topic we have linked our learning from this to Science by observing the effect light and water has on plants. We took 4 observations under 4 different conditions over the week and recorded our results. The conditions were light and water, no light and water, no water and light and no light and no water. What do you think we found?

We also done some FANTASTIC paintings of Frog Belly Rat Bone in Art using different media.

We will save the reveal of these for our class assembly!

Surprisingly, in between all this learning Year 2 also finished their SAT’s so we celebrated this with an ice cream and a play on the field to end the busy week.

Well done Year 2 you have worked incredibly hard. Have a lovely half term holiday.

 

 

The scorching hot Kalahari desert

In topic we have been learning all about the Kalahari desert so in Art we decided to draw our very own.

We began by using pastels to draw a sunset as the background. We thought about the colours to use and blended them together to give an effect.

Next we thought about the plants and animals found in the desert and practiced sketching them into our books before going over them with black paint.

     

After our practice we were then ready to add our painting to our sunset backgrounds.

  

What lovely pieces of art they are!

Spot the difference

We are very lucky in Year 2 to have a front row view of the building work that is happening through our classroom windows. Therefore, we decided to do a before and after spot the difference of the work that had been happening over the 2 week holidays. We looked for similarities, differences and as a next step we thought about the changes we think will happen next! Some ideas included adding more brick walls, adding windows and doors, adding another roof and filling it with furniture. I wonder who will be right?

 

What differences can you spot? Leave your answer in the comments below.

 

Before 

After

Happy Easter!

This week we have been learning all about Holy Week and the Easter story. We began by acting out the Easter story and freeze framing the different parts including, Jesus arriving at Jerusalem on a donkey, having his last supper with his 12 disciples, praying in the garden of Gethsemane, being crucified on the cross and resurrecting from the tomb.

We then sequenced the story in order in our books before retelling the Easter story. Take a look at Adam, Dhillon, Kujejah, Tilly and Shi Ying’s work below.

We ended the week with our Easter service led by Reverend Sharon which was introduced by Ayaan and Taliah. What a fantastic job they did!

Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend!

 

 

A Christian baby’s baptism

In R.E we have been looking at new life and how this is celebrated. This week we looked at how Christian’s welcome new babies through baptism. We learnt all about who attends this special occasion, what is said and what is done. We also discussed why this is important to Christians and what it means to them.

Then we acted out a Christian baby’s baptism in the classroom. We all practiced saying “I baptise you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”. We then took it in turns to be the Vicar, parents, god parents and even the pillar of water!

We look forward to learning about how Muslims welcome new babies next week. I wonder how this differs and if there are any similarities to a Christian baptism?