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Welcome to the Year 2 class page.
Squishy Circuits Workshop
Scientists from Inspiring Science conducted a wonderful workshop, exploring squishy circuits for a whole day at the end of January.
During the workshop the children:
The workshop was a hands-on day which the children loved we photographed their wonderful models for our corridor display.Throughout the day the children worked through a booklet, testing out different circuits, making predictions and explaining their findings.
Year 2 had a wonderful time with our visit from Fugit Tempest to deliver a lively and inspiring drama workshop to really bring this historical story alive. They captured the children's imagination through acting, drama, song and dance and finally the children were invited to ask some thought provoking questions to discuss further back at class.
The children got to meet Samuel Pepys who gave them an eyewitness account of The Great Fire of London, giving an understanding of how and where the fire broke out and the correct sequence of events. Samuel also told us about his life and his job giving us some insight into life in London at the time (1660's during the Restoration). Some children dressed up in costume of the period to represent a variety of characters from this famous story.
The children described the workshop as ' a blazing success' which was quite fitting to the theme.
Learning visit to Cheshire Reindeer Lodge
To celebrate 'the most wonderful time of the year' and help us to learn more about reindeer, Year 2 visited Cheshire Reindeer Lodge.
It was a fun filled visit and we all returned full of the Christmas spirit. Our first activity was to learn some fun facts about reindeer from Elf Candy. We even got to practise how they go to the toilet with their legs wide apart so the wee doesn't freeze on their thick hairy coats. Feeding the reindeer was a big hit, because it felt so tickly.
We had a chance to sketch the reindeer, so we observed them closely, especially those amazing antlers! While we were sketching, we had our photo taken in groups inside Santa's sleigh with a big reindeer called Ambrose.
More fun awaited us inside when we met Elf Bernard and Elf Trixie who led the Christmas show. It was just like a pantomime and we had some great laughs. Ms Duffy led the Elf Band on electic guitar and was swept off her feet by Elf Bernard! When Father Christmas arrived we sang some songs for him and he was so impressed with our fantastic singing, he gave us all a present.
We walked through the toy workshop to Father Christmas waved to us as we left. We all enjoyed talking about our favourite parts of the day while we ate lunch in the Village Hall.
Our visit was a great start to the festive season and we hope you enjoy looking at the photos of the day.
Dates for your diary
Operation Christmas Child show boxes to be returned to school on Friday 18th November.
Learning visit to Cheshire Reindeer Lodge on Wednesday 30th November.
Parents' Evenings on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th December.
School Christmas Fair on Saturday 26th November.
Infant Christmas Performances on Wednesday 14th December at 2 p.m. and Thursday 15th December at 2 p.m.
Mike Amaat Christmas show on Tuesday 20th December in the morning.
Class Christmas parties on Tuesday 20th December in the afternoon.
School closes for Christmas holidays on Wednesday 21st December at 1.30 p.m.
School re-opens for spring term on Wednesday 4th January 2017.
Snot and Sneezes Workshop 18th October 2016
What a fun and action packed day we had! Our first investigation was to find out how far mucous (snot) travels and we were amazed to find it travelled 7m 50 cm. We experimented and found it was better to use a tissue than our hand when we sneeze to prevent germs travelling.
We found out how germs travel by moving to the 'journey of a germ' song. In class we investigated this by using a squirt of water and observing how these 'germs' travelled.
We investigated how best to wash our hands to get the germs off and we found that 'water, soap and rub' got more germs off. We drew the 'germs' that were left on our hands after washing on our investigation sheet.
In the afternoon we made mucous (snot) with glue, water, starch and food colouring to discover how gloopy it is. It was fun trying to make it as stretchy as we could.
Finally we learned how small germs are and what they look like under a microscope. We looked carefully at photographs of different germs, named them and made models of them using modelling clay, pipe cleaners and different types of wool.
Look at the photos on our slide show to see our activities on the day.