As part of our Plastic Ocean topic this term Y2 have been learning about the plastic pollution problem and thinking about the different ways we can recycle, re-use, reduce and refuse single-use plastics. As a school we have collected plastic bottle tops that might have otherwise ended up in our environment. Bottle caps pose a significant environmental hazard as they are small enough to be ingested by wildlife and also break down into micro plastics. We have created our own plastic bottle top mosaic artwork.
We also designed our own Tote bags and sold these at the Meynell Summer Fayre, raising £100 for the marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd.
A huge well done to Y2 for their hard work and dedication towards making a difference! J
Y2 would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting our charity bake sale last week. We raised an incredible £90.45 for Macmillan Cancer support.
Everyone had a great time showing off their Easter Bonnets to family and friends at the Easter Bonnet Parade.
We had a fantastic afternoon learning all about separating materials. We found out that when some materials are mixed together, it is possible to separate the mixture and get the original materials back again.
We used a funnel and filter paper to separate the water and sand. The second part of the challenge was a bit more tricky; how could we separate the salt and the water? We decided to leave our solutions on the windowsill for the next few weeks and report our findings. What do you think will happen? Do you have any predictions?
Year 2 will boldly go where no one has gone before....
Our new learning challenge will be ‘Who is Neil Armstrong and why was he brave?’
We will be finding out all about Neil Armstrong and asking why he is a significant person in History. We will find out all about his life and his achievements and thinking about his bravery.
We will also be reading some fantastic Space books such as ‘Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram and imagining what it would be like to be an astronaut.
We learnt all about Road Safety today. How to cross the road safely, what the different types of crossings are and the importance of wearing a seatbelt!
Decades day was great fun this year!
In Year 2 we learned all about the 1990's, children came dressed in a 90's style and we discovered many different events that happened in the 90's such as Dolly The Sheep the first cloned animal and Operation Desert Storm.
We also learned about popular culture in the 90's and tried our hand and drawing our own Simpsons cartoon characters! As well as learning many popular 90's dances including the Macarena!
Our topic this term is 'The Great Fire of London'. As part of this topic we will be learning about fire safety, investigating materials and designing and making Tudor houses.
Welcome to Year 2! We hope that you have had a lovely summer and are now ready to start the new school year.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 2 has to offer!
Please remember we are always on hand to listen to any worries or concerns.
Mrs Thorp, Miss Wood and Miss Norris
Some important information:
PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesday for Class 5 and Monday and Wednesday for Class 6.
Homework will be given weekly. Year 2 offer a prize for the best homework of the week.
Reading records need to be returned to school daily so that your child can earn their ‘Read around the world points’ and earn Dojos.