Year 2

Florence Sketches

Florence Sketches

Year  2 have been sketching their own pictures of Florence Nightingale this week in art. The children have been thinking about how to shade, use lines, dots and hatching to create shadows, light and tones.

Everyone did very well and should feel very proud of their works of art!

Programming

Programming

Year 2 used the Bee Bots in Computing again this week. They were able to program the Bee Bot to do a particular task using the correct vocabulary; debug (if it goes wrong) and execute (when pressing go). The children were able to describe the order things needed to be done in order to make something happen and talked about this as an algorithm.

 

  

Stella Lane

Stella Lane

In geography this term Year 2 are working on a topic called ‘Street Detectives’.

This week the children went out onto Stella Lane to look at the land use in our immediate school environment. The children were able ti find a restaurant, a detached house, terraced houses, a pond, Church, flats, semi detached houses and of course school.

There’s lots of things on Stella Lane!

   

When the children got back into class they used some photographs and tried to place this on a map of Stella lane. They were encouraged to use vocabulary such as; left, right, opposite, next to, in between, top and bottom.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

In RE Year 2 have started a new thanksgiving topic. The children have thought carefully about times that they say thank you and the ways they can do this; saying it, giving a card, a gift, sending an email, being kind or being helpful.

The children then listened to a story from the Bible where Jesus gave thanks to God – the last supper. The children took part in a role play of the Last Supper. They reenacted exactly what Jesus said and did – they took the break, broke it and gave thanks to God saying ‘This is my body, broken for you. Take it and eat it.’ They then took the cup of wine, raise it up saying ‘ This is my life blood poured out for you, take it an drink it.’

The children discussed at the end of the role play that we remember this special meal every time we go to Church.

A nurse comes to visit

A nurse comes to visit

Yesterday Year 2 were delighted to welcome a nurse from the The Great North Children’s Hospital to our school. Mrs Pentland told us about her job as a nurse, what she does each day, what uniforms the nurses wear and what equipment she uses.

Everyone in year 2 enjoyed the visit and learnt lots! Thank you Mrs Pentland!

Pentla