Welcome to Lindisfarne
We are Year 2
Mrs Kelly, Mrs Harrison and Mrs Roberts are our teachers.
'Let's Get Going!'
Spring 1 Topic
Who is Katie Morag? Where does she live? What are the features of her island home?
How is it different to Eastwood?
Tuesday 16th January
Katie Morag needs our help. Her family needs a vehicle to help them deliver goods, parcels and letters around the Island of Struay.
In Year 2 we have been gathering ideas to design and make a prototype delivery vehicle for Katie Morag. We have been practising our measuring and sawing skills to help make the vehicle framework.
We have also been testing different materials to see which has the best grip, for making the wheels.
Lots of super skills and teamwork today - well done Year 2.
Tuesday 12th December
We have been developing our science investigations skills: making predictions, planning, testing, measuring, recording and explaining results to find out which material would be best to make a bucket to carry water for putting out a great fire! Look at our hunt for the best, waterproof material.
Monday 4th December
We are getting very excited about sharing our Nativity Play
with you next week and we have been very busy making
Christmas prayer baubles, paper chains, party hats and Christmas trees for our special nativity display.
Weighing objects in the classroom.
Thursday 30th November 2017.
Today we have been working in small groups to weigh a selection of objects from around the classroom.
We estimated what the objects might weigh and talked carefully about the scale on the weighing scales.
Thursday 23rd November 2017.
Our class worship today was all about being part of God's kingdom. The children told us all about how we can show we are part of God's kingdom and the Mission for us all was to go home and do something extra to help our families, pets and the planet, to prove we are part of God's kingdom.
The children loved using stones to pray with and said the worship team read from scripture clearly and created a super centre piece for us to focus on. The music at the beginning was very calming - a super job by Mrs Roberts and today's team!
What can we learn about The Great Fire of London?
Autumn 2 Topic
Key Stage 1 Class Mass.
On Thursday 9th November, the children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 invited their parents and carers into school to celebrate Mass with Father Berry.
The Mass was based around the signs and symbols linked to infant Baptism; which had been our RE focus over the past few weeks. Many thanks to all of the people that came to join us: Father Berry, Mrs Georgina Taylor and all of the parents and carers. We hope you enjoyed the readings, homily and the beautiful hymns and songs. We're really pleased you could join us!
Wild Things Homework Project Sharing
Monday 30th October
A wonderful effort everyone! We really enjoyed sharing our homework projects and all our independent learning. We had creative models of wild islands, some excellent poetry, disgusting monster recipes and very detailed factual research about different wild creatures. Fantastic!
Autumnal Faces in the style of Giuseppe Archimboldo.
Friday 13th October.
In art this half term we have been looking at the work of Giuseppe Archimboldo. We have made fruity faces, drawn self portraits and have viewed and evaluated his works of art. We created autumnal faces using nature today and are really proud of what we achieved. We were careful to think about proportions of the faces and we chose materials that were similar shapes to the features we were creating.
Today we were really lucky to have a special visitor in school from Everyone Health, his name was Adam. We had a talk all about healthy eating and looked at the Eat Well Plate. We talked about vitamins and minerals and how we all need to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. We then went outside onto the playground and did some exercise which is also great for keeping our bodies in top shape! Check out our pictures below!
What's the time Mr. Wolf?
Thursday 12th October.
We have had great fun today discussing how to play games fairly and extending our knowledge of playground games that we can play with our friends. We all worked in groups and followed instructions on how to play 'What's the time Mr. Wolf?' The sun was shining, we all played fairly and now have a new game to play at break times! Check out our pictures below!
Science - Growing Up & Staying Healthy
Tuesday 10th October
We have been learning about all the things we need to stay healthy:
a balanced diet, a good nights sleep, exercise and keeping clean.
Take a look at our eat-well plates.
Writing instructions with our special visitor.
Friday 6th October.
This week we have been looking at the features of instructional texts. We have acted out animal escape plans, made and written instructions for super sandwiches and on Friday we met Bear the hamster. She belongs to Mrs Kelly's children and for big writing we cleaned Bear out and wrote instructions about it. We also had fun playing with Bear and she even had one of our snacks from playtime (a lovely carrot!)
Tuesday 3rd October - Animal Escape Plans
Super reading and role-play work in Year 2 - well done everyone.
We have been learning about what makes 'best' instructions.
We can read short, clear, command sentences with imperative verbs and we can act out instructions for 'Animal Escape Plans.'
Healthy fruit snacks.
Thursday 29th September 2017.
For the first part of this half term we have been discussing what makes a healthy diet and through looking at the eat well plate, we've recognised that fruit and vegetables are really good for our health. With this in mind, we tasted a variety of fruits and decided on our 4 most favourites. Today we made these into a healthy fruit salad, which we took home to show to and share with our families. We did lots of chopping, washing and took the stalks out of strawberries in an amazing way with a straw!
Check out the photographs below of us in action!
Arty Self Portraits.
7th September 2017.
During our first week together as Year 2s, we have been finding out all about each other, including what we look like. We used mirrors to look at our faces in detail and talked about how to create a self portrait. We studied how different parts of our faces relate to each other in size and position. We drew the most fantastic sketches in our sketch books and then created larger versions of these using paint for a display in our classroom. Check out the photographs below to see us in action!