Year Two - Autumn One 2017
We have had a great start to our life in Year Two! Through our learning challenge curriculum we have been exploring Earth and the places beyond...
Where would you rather live...Earth or space?
We began our cosmic learning adventure by exploring the moon with Baby Bear in his Whatever Next! story. We explored space and the solar system. We found out more about the moon by reading about Bob, the man on the moon. We learnt about Neil Armstrong and the first moon landing and were really excited to have a visit from the mobile planetarium. It was amazing! We tried to float like an astronaut but learnt that we couldn't because of the force of gravity. We decided to build rockets to take us to the moon as it seemed such an exciting place to go.
As we explored space and the solar system, we wanted to know why we have day and night. We investigated how the Earth orbits the sun and how this affects us. We then researched why some animals like the dark and helped Plop, the barn owl, learn to love being nocturnal. We persuaded him that he was really suited to being a night time hunter!
We used all our research to help us decide if we would rather live in Earth or space! Then something very strange happened...
Come and have a look at what our fantastic Year 2 pupils have done in previous years!
Spring One 2017
What would make a good broomstick for Winnie the Witch?
Our friend Winnie needed our help because she had lost her broomstick at the seaside. We investigated different everyday materials to find out which would be the most suitable for a new one. We really enjoyed being scientists and devising our own texts including the comfort and flight tests!
Would you rather live next door to a witch or a princess?
We explored a range of traditional stories and compared them to the stories of Winnie the Witch by our star author Valerie Thomas. We have really enjoyed learning in our role-play areas Cinderella's kitchen and Winnie's house to help us explore characters and settings. We wrote a letter to Prince Hugo to persuade him not to marry Cinderella's ugly sister, Dippy. We really hope that he didn't choose her for a wife!
Spring Two 2017
Would you rather have a lion or a hamster as a pet?
We welcomed some special visitors from White Post Farm and we were very excited to meet the pets! We learnt about what they ate, their homes and how to care for them. We decided which we would like to have as a pet. We then explored animals in the wild and how they have adapted to survive in different habitats all over the world. We selected our favourite animals and wrote reports just like the real wildlife experts! We also produced some beautiful artwork this term. Come and have a look at our super animal prints and skins.