November work in class

We have been so busy in Year 2 this November. One new and exciting thing we have been learning is the skill of sewing. In design technology lessons we have learnt how to hold a needle and create a running stitch to hold 2 pieces of fabric together. It’s not easy but we stuck at it. A very important part of design technology work is to evaluate our work. We thought carefully about what we liked about our sewing and what we would like to change. Some clever learners even got to try out other stitches as an extension task. We have proudly displayed our sewing on the class Christmas tree.

Alma Thomas – Black history work

We had such a fabulous day today looking at the work of the artist Alma Thomas. We worked inside for a while recreating pictures in her style then after break we went outside and worked together as a whole class to create a large piece of art work inspired by Alma’s work. The art was so big that Mr Jones had to fly over with his drone to takes pictures of the finished work. We battled hard against the gusty wind which tried to blow pieces of the work away. We didn’t give up and finally produced some fabulous art work.

Let’s Remember

Our Year 2 topic for the Autumn term is ‘Let’s Remember.’ Children will learn about how soldiers lost their lives in the wars and how we remember them now. We will be asking children to make poppies at home as their homework project to help make a Remembrance display in school. (We may ask for these poppies to be sent in as photos on dojo’s this year but we will still use them in school on display)

Spring projects

Group 2 and group 1 project group have been working hard on our history project with a design and technology focus. Group 2 looked at the history of Punch and Judy, they even made their own puppets and created their own puppet shows. Group 1 had a focus on old toys and games. They really enjoyed learning playground games and chants from the past.

Blists Hill

Year one had a fabulous day out at Blists Hill on Thursday 24th January. We took a walk in the past and found out about how people lived, school life, what types of jobs there were and how people dressed. The children have used their knowledge to support their learning during project time within the classroom.