Year 2

Exploring Winding Mechanisms

Exploring Winding Mechanisms

Year 2 have started their new Design Technology topic; Winding Mechanisms.

The lesson today involved the children finding out what a winding mechanism is and exploring the winding mechanisms on toy cranes. The children were able to find the following features; axle, handle, rope, weight and hook. Everyone had lots of fun!

Algorithms

Algorithms

In Computing this week Year 2 haveĀ completedĀ a collection of activities involving programming a robot with an algorithm to successfully complete a task and reach a particular target.

The children all worked well. They were encouraged to preserve and stick at it. If they weren’t successful the first time, the children were able to debug the algorithm and try again. Well done Year 2!

The first activity was Lego Fix the Factory on the Ipad …

The next activity was 2 Go on the computers.

The final activity was using the BeeBot

Features of instruction writing

Features of instruction writing

This week Year 2 started to learn about a new genre in English; instructions. The week began with the children looking through a collection of instructions to try to identify the features. They then created a poster sharing all of the features of instructional writing which has then contributed to our success criteria displayed in class on ‘Champion Charlie’.

Signs and Symbols Collective Worship

Signs and Symbols Collective Worship

Year 2 have successfully planned and led their own collective worship this week, celebrating our work linked to signs and symbols. The children thought about how we would gather, the word, the response, the reflection and mission. It was a very thoughtful collective worship. Well done Year 2!