Parent Overview Autumn 2018 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets & Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Parent Overview Summer Term 2018 - Wiggle and Crawl and The Scented Garden
Parent Overview Spring Term 2018 - Land Ahoy! Where can you find treasure? What do you know about where you live?
Parent Overview Autumn Term 2017 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets - who lives in a castle like this?
Summer Term 2018
To launch our new topic 'Wriggle and crawl', the children went on a minibeast hunt in our school grounds. We learnt about the microhabitats where these minibeasts live and compared them. During our hunt, we recorded the minibeasts we found on a tally chart and then used this information to make a graph to show the number that we found.
As part of our computing lessons, the children have been learning about algorithms and coding. To help year 1 with their phonics learning, we went outside and used the ipads to decode some real and nonsense phonics words.
At the start of our 'Scented garden' topic, the children have had the opportunity to plant some sunflower seeds. We followed instructions to plant the seed and thought about the best conditions that the plant needs in order for it to grow. Over the last few weeks of term we have watched our seeds growing at different rates. Whose will be the tallest?
Spring Term 2018
The children had a fun visit from a member of the RNLI. They listened to lots of information about the vital work done by the charity, rescuing people from the dangers of the sea. They had the opportunity to ask questions to further their understanding, see video clips of rescue missions and try on their uniform. We also learnt about how we can stary safe when we are in or near water including canals, rivers and the sea. They found out about how to spot potential dangers, what different signs and flags mean and who to contact in an emergency. We even had the opportunity to acti it out with each other!
The children in year 2 came to school dressed up as pirates and explorers to launch our new topic. We had lots of fun pretending to be different characters and learnt some pirate language such as 'Ahoy!' and 'Aye Aye Captain' that we could use in our role play. We also made treasure maps using coordinates and worked well as part of a team to go on a times tables treasure hunt.
Autumn Two 2017
Tamworth Castle - Year 2 enjoyed an exciting day out at Tamworth Castle to explore what it would be like to live and work in a castle. We met the Lady of the Castle and learnt how to curtsy or bow to her when she entered the room. Then we helped the servent to lay the table ready for the evening banquet. The children learnt how to be squires, put a suit of armour together and looked at different weapons that would have been used to defend the castle. Whilst we were there we also tried on different clothes that children may have worn in the past and explored different rooms in the castle, including the dungeon!
Mucky Laboratory - To launch our new topic 'Muck, Mess and mixtures', the children took part in a mucky, messy laboratory. We took part in a range of fun but very messy activities! These included painting mucky monsters, exploring what happens when we mix cornflour with water, using modelling clay to make structures and makinf imaginary potions in our class potions lab.
Autumn One 2017
During our first half term, the children in Year 2 have been very busy learning new skills. We have been developing our knowledge of two digit numbers in maths and have also measured length and height using centimetres and metres. As part of our English learning, the children have been acting as different characters from a story called 'The Rainbow Bird', thiking about how the characters feel.
Please find a selection of pictures from the acitivities children have enjoyed this half term.
2016 - The RNLI visited class two and the children learned all about safety near water.
Year 2 have had a very busy term taking part in lots of activities relating to our topic Muck, Mess and Mixtures. Here are a few pictures to see:
St Elizabeth's School is open tomorrow, Tuesday 12th December. Please allow extra time for your journey and take care on the surrounding roads and footpaths which may be icy. School pathways have been gritted for you to use. Can children please wear appropriate footwear for walking safely.
Note: A decision regarding the carol concert at StJohns Church will be made tomorrow, consideration will be given to weather conditions and safety.
Michelle Walsh, Head Teacher.