Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Wriggle and Crawl quilling Art project

During the busy SAT's period, Miss Williams ran an art project linked to our Wriggle and Crawl topic in 2F and 2WG. 
Children learned how to 'quill' successfully using quilling tools.  They started the project by investigating the different shapes they could create using the special paper strips. Then they sketched their insects and chose their favourite to quill.

Here are the beginnings of some of their wonderful creations.  Polished versions to follow!

Releasing the butterflies!

So our chrysalides have finally hatched into beautiful butterflies. 
What a journey they've had through their life cycle!
Y2 have kept caterpillar diaries and have monitored their growth over the past few weeks.  Here they are getting ready to fly.  Release pictures in Welford Woods to follow!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

2F testing the suitability of different materials in Science.

Have you ever tried to sit on a chair made out of sand? Or a table made from jelly? Or wear a jumper made out of spaghetti? Or read a book made from ice? Or look through windows made out of chocolate? Well that's exactly what we tested today and we had lots of fun learning about materials and their properties. We've never laughed so much!

Monday, 5 March 2018

Presentation from Year 2 SATs meeting

Several parents have requested the presentation from the KS1 SATs meeting held on 7th February.
If you click on this link, you can access and view the slides.
Download here

Thursday, 15 February 2018

As part of our work on 'Earwig and the witch' we made our own potions.  2WG cooked up all sorts of horrible potions (most to turn Mrs Gallagher into something unpleasant!) using authentic witches ingredients.  What a grisly grimy mess we made and how much fun we had doing it too! 

We wrote our ingredients down as we mixed, bubbled and stirred and later wrote our spell instructions down so we anyone can make them. 

Brilliant fun!

Getting Arty!

Serious concentration in class today as 2WG bring their castle designs to life! 

We have designed on paper first, deciding what features to include and the best materials to use.  Then we began drawing out our designs and selecting the materials from our enormous stockpile of cardboard.

Today has been all about sticking, joining and painting.  The final step, when they are dry, will be to add details to the surfaces.  We have been really enjoying our design project and can't wait to show off our finished pieces.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Magical Spell Making in 2F

Today we decided to get messy using lots of different ingredients to make our spells. We used lots of things like... a pinch of fairy dust, slimy, sticky snot from a troll's nose, eight chopped up crunchy spider's legs... the list goes on. We had such a wonderful time thinking of imperative verbs and expanded noun phrases but MOST of all getting MESSY!! Have a look at our spectacular ingredients...