Welcome to the class page for 2RH! Here you will see all the fantastic work we have been doing each half term.
Our topic for Spring 2 is……
Can you grow a banana in the United Kingdom?
The children in Year 2 have had great fun this week designing and making their own fruit kebabs! This linked with our DT, geography and science learning this half term. Yum!
Our topic for Spring 1 is…..
Was the Great Fire of London really a disaster?
During the last week of Spring 2, we enjoyed taking part in a workshop all about the Great Fire of London. The children made replica Tudor style houses out of cardboard boxes which we then watched burn outside. We learnt about how the fire started and how it spread and also talked about fire safety.
During our science lessons the children predicted which materials would make a good bucket. They then tested the materials to see how waterproof they were and decided which material would be best.
Our topic for Autumn 2 is……
Life in a Freezer
Could you survive in Antarctica?
The children created some fantastic paintings based on ‘The Great Wave’ by Japanese artist Hokusai. The children formed their line drawings with care then learnt the techniques of mixing paint to create different shades and sponge printing to create the foam on the waves.
Our topic for Autumn 1 is....
What would the world be like without insects?
At story time, we have been reading Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks. The children have listened so carefully and have been very keen to hear the next chapter to find out more about the adventures that Harry and his friend George get up to.
During Autumn 1 we had a visit from Zoo Lab. We met some fascinating creatures (a hissing cockroach, giant African land snail, giant millipede, corn snake and a very hairy tarantula) and learnt lots of interesting facts about them.
For our next science lesson we went into our school forest garden to search for different minibeasts in their microhabitats. We looked under rocks and stones, in the grass, on plant leaves and under bits of wood and twigs. We found lots and lots of minibeasts and recorded them in a tally chart.
In our science lessons we have started to learn about habitats and the basic needs of the animals that live in them. We learnt that animals need air, food, water, shelter and a place to raise their young to survive in their habitats. We made a snail habitat for our classroom and collected lots of things to make the snails comfortable.