As part of our topic learning about The Great Fire of London, the children used their interviewing techniques to make a news report video. After carefully thinking about suitable witnesses and questions to ask, they worked as a team to record each other as roving reporters. Here are a couple of examples: Children’s news reporting […]
Feeding the chickens is an absolute joy, although they did get somewhat excited when we opened the gate! Luckily, we had kind assistance from some of the older children and we were able to give them clean water and checked they had plenty of food.
We designed and created a printing block today that allowed us to practise some relief printing in Y2 👍🏻😀
We love working with our Chinese partners as part of an international project. After exchanging ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ stories, we have learned about a traditional Chinese story called ‘The Three Monks.’ We learned the story in English, then the children were really enthusiastic about reading the story in Chinese. Watch our video to see […]
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Today we thought about what plants need to grow. We thought of some important scientific questions that we wanted to answer. We got ready to plant a bean using compost. Mrs B is trying to grow a bean on a wet paper towel so that we can compare what happens. Mrs O […]
Don’t forget to continue Beat The Street while you are out and about 😀👍🏻
As part of the Big Pedal competition, today we were celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The children came to school in Non-Uniform and wore something green to raise awareness on we can do to help the environment. We discussed how the world can change outside of our own windows. #BigPedal2021
Following our science week in school, the children were given a choice of fun experiments to try at home as part of their home learning this week. There were lots of fantastic reactions and it is clear to see that we have some super scientists in 2WB!
The children had to think of ideas for our class Census. We had lots of great ideas, but then removed the ones that would not give us useful data. The children took a vote to choose what we would count and we went with the popular choice, games. We used a tally chart […]
During science week, we enjoyed researching a famous scientist linked to our current science topic – Animals, including humans. We found out that the first fossil hunter was a lady called Mary Anning and we were really interested in learning about what fossils are. We saw and touched what a fossil might be like (from a […]
As part of our science week activities, we started our day with a ‘Top Trumps’ morning maths challenge. We looked at animal facts to deduct the oldest animal in each group, then the oldest for the whole class. In the afternoon, we took part in an innovation challenge. The children had to choose a […]
It was book t-shirts galore today, for World Book Day! We had a go at building a reading den in school for our World Book Day activities. Later, we went live with our class to see how the den building was going on at home. It was lovely to hangout together, sharing extracts and chatting […]
Scavenger hunting in the classroom – something made of wood and something with wheels. Examples from hunting at home. Here are two examples, presented by video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LJNz1AtWW1bVkctuAIY1iqIE8AS-AYBO/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BSD4Xb34PlyLNUMhUvTT12j3T_oJQwEb/view?usp=sharing
This week, we have been learning all about fractions. We know that ‘whole’ means to have all of an object or shape. We also know that ‘half’ means our object/shape has been split into two equal parts. We even know that to make a quarter, we must have 1 of 4 equal parts. We have […]
In our DT lesson this week, the children explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried a variety of raw and cooked vegetables, letting our senses help us with our evaluations. Using cocktail sticks to handle each item of food, we considered the smells, textures and flavours. We rated […]
Mrs Burkinshaw and Mrs Waller have a new set of readers for 2WB. Taken from a recommended Pie Corbett Y2 list, we hope you enjoy the new selection of reads in our virtual library! Click on: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IM8m5Ejsjvff-PTFz_Pqt8jBgiRusqVL/view?usp=sharing to explore…
We have been using geo boards to draw examples of basic 2D shapes. We then moved on to drawing shapes, using a set of instructions: Draw a large rectangle on squared paper or dotted paper. Draw a square inside the rectangle. Draw a triangle below the rectangle. Draw a pentagon that is bigger than the […]
In our DT lesson today, we explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried new things and let our senses guide us. Using cocktail sticks to handle the food items, we described what they smell like, feel like and gently put them on our tongue to see what flavour […]
Come and visit Mrs Burkinshaw and Mrs Waller in our new virtual library with links to some lovely reads.
What did you have on your pancakes today?
We started by playing along to music with our standard and non-standard instruments. We moved our learning forward with some composing of our own. We have had so much fun learning about musical notes!
Today we gathered some everyday household items and got ready to try some alternative ways of messaging. Firstly, we looked at how we could use objects to make images of words or phrases. Then we used some special solutions to investigate what would make the best invisible ink. Our grand finale was making Morse Code […]
Our challenge today was if I had 5 coins, what amount of money could I have? The children came up with a range of answers. Can you think of any that we missed?
In our music lesson today, we continued to practice moving to the beat of the music. Children are now reading a range of notes. We can also play our own musical (and improvised) instruments along to a piece of music.
These children took up Mr Pursehouse’s challenge as part of #childrensmentalhealthweek Well done girls, looks like a lot of fun!
We started with a warm up – listening to the different notes to make our movements with. We then used a rest with the notes we already know to add a challenge to our practice.
In our DT lesson today, we thought about food that is healthy, like fruit and vegetables. We agreed some food could be healthy, but unhealthy when you eat too much of it (bread and cheese). Some healthy foods are mixed with unhealthy foods, like fish and chips, or burgers with salad. It was certainly food […]
Today we practiced moving to music at different speeds. We used different actions for the different types of notes. We continue to learn the names of the notes and use them to tap out a beat. Our new skills allow us to read and tap along to musical notation. We used tambourines, pens and our […]
We did a warm up using marching, punching and shoulder rolls. After warming up successfully, we practiced our ball control skills at home. Some excellent skills demonstrated – well done!