DSCF0448In Year 2 we have been historians! We have been researching information about World War 2. 

We have learnt about evacuees, the Blitz and how people kept themselves safe in shelters! 

In DT we designed, made and then evaluated Anderson Shelters using different materials. We even made vegetable patches to camoflage them! 

 

IMG 1365This week children were exploring and invesigating patterns in rows and columns. They learnt that these are called Arrays. 

They were beginning to understand how arrays could be used to solve repeated addition number sentences. Children then challenged themselves to change a repeated addition calculation into a multiplication calculation. 

To challenge themselves even more they were then finding how an array can show the commutative law!!

What fantastic mathematicians they are! 

 

 Year 2 have been exploring our local area and comparing this to a city in another country.

 They have been exploring Accra in Ghana and have been noticing similarities and differences. 

 They were shocked to hear that the lowest temperature in Accra is 22 degrees celsius! 

On the 5th of January the whole school celebrated 'Kindness Day'. 

 Year 2 spent the day thinking about the importance of being kind and how saying something kind can pull someone through a day when they are feeling blue. 

The children learnt a poem about a stray cat called Alex and they heard real life kindness stories from across the world. 

In the afternoon 2AD decided they wanted to do a random act of kindness and spent time litter picking across the school.

They collected two bin bag full of rubbish! 

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We have been exploring different life cycles. We explored human, penguin, butterfly and tadpole life cycles. 

This week we have been making predictions about which life cycle animals belong to. Children had the start of a life cycle and had to predict which animal it would grow into. They used their observational skills to notice changes that happened and used this to change their predictions. 

Everybody was very excited when the golden result envelopes were handed out and we could discover if the predictions were right or wrong!