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Year 2 - Goldfinch  

Multi-skills festival - 9th May 2024

Year 2 had an exciting opportunity to attend a multi-skills festival at Bridgwater College this afternoon.

Along with other schools, they took part in different sporting activities. 

We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed our afternoon in the sun learning new skills. 

 

Computing with year 5 - May 2024

Today we worked with Year 5 during our computing lesson.  We were using our Teams password to log on to the computer. Year 5 are very good at this and were kind to help us.  We were excited to be able to log on independently.

 

Cricket Workshop - May 2024

 

Look at all the fun we had today!  We enjoyed working with a cricket coach.  She taught us lots of new skills, it was tricky catching a tennis ball!  We will be working on these skills in our PE lessons too, so we will soon get even better.

Our trip to Weston-Super-Mare - April 2024

History wow starter...

Today we had a lovely trip to Weston-Super-Mare.  We started the day playing on the beach. Then, as it started to rain, we got our ice creams.  We visited the pier and talked about the sea, the beach and the buildings we could see. 

We then spent the afternoon at Weston Museum learning about the beach, Victorian seaside entertainment and looking at the galleries upstairs. 

We were very proud of the children and we've had a great day!

 

Rocktopus : March 2024

Year 2 had a fantastic morning creating our own song for the 2 times table. You will be able to watch the video online later this week as the children will be bringing home an access code. In the meantime, have a look at the pictures so far.

 

 

Fencing

Year 2 enjoyed learning a new skill this week, fencing.  We learnt that fencing is a sport and the coach taught us how to hold the foil (sword) and how to position our feet and body.  We also learnt the French words to start a fencing match, en garde, prets and allez. 

 

Year 2 RSPCA Hedgehog Workshop

 

 

Year 2 have been lucky enough to have a visitor from the RSPCA. We learnt about what this stands for and the kinds of things they do.

We enjoyed the Hedgehog Workshop and learnt all about how to care for wildlife, including hedgehogs.

Did you know that hedgehogs can get stuck in tin cans if they are left lying about? 

We learnt about how we can help by asking an adult to clean them and squash the tops so the hedgehogs can’t crawl into them.

We made our own hedgehog model to help us remember everything we have learnt.

Year 2 Community link with the Salvation Army

Today, some of us visited The Salvation Army CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other) group.  We shared books and made new friends. We all enjoyed meeting each other.  We will look forward to going again soon. 

 

Reading Buddies with Heron Class

 

Year 2 - Children in Need Day

Thank you for your donations and spotty accessories today to help celebrate Children in Need - the children looked great!

 

Great Fire of London WOW start!

We were visited by Jethro, Samuel Pepys’ servant.  We had fun dressing as people from 1666 and we learnt about how the fire started, how different things were and how hard the fire fire was to put out.  Did you know there were no fire engines in 1666? The people then had to fetch water from the River Thames!

The fire was so fierce because the houses were too close together, it had been a hot summer and the houses were made of wood and straw.  We pretended we were the wind, blowing the flames and King Charles II had to order the houses to be pulled down. We learnt that the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane and there is a monument that stands near there today. 

We had a great morning and we now know so much more about this part of our British history.

 

Year 2 Trip to Nettlecombe Court

 

Today Year 2 had a lovely trip to Nettlecombe Court.  Luckily the weather was good so we enjoyed lots of outdoor activities.  The children learnt about water and woodland habitats. 

 

International Languages Day 

Year 2 have been very lucky today to have Major Jaques and Major Yvonne visit us in class for International Languages Day.  We have been learning about France and the French language. Major Jaques played his guitar and Major Yvonne taught us some songs and told us a story.  They also told us lots of things about French food and all things French.  We had a lovely afternoon!

 

Goldfinch's visit to Weston-Super-Mare

We had a wonderful day at the beach, the pier and Weston Museum.  We learnt about seaside holidays now and in the past.  We also used our geography knowledge to find human and physical features of the area.

 

Sports and Health Week - Circus Skills

 

Sports week started well! We loved learning circus skills in Goldfinch class. 

World Maths Day - The JoJo Gnome Maths Challenge!  March 2023

This morning, the children took part in the JoJo Gnome Maths Challenge to celebrate World Maths Day.

We began by counting the pieces of ‘treasure’ in the PlayPod.  Some were large and some were small.  We put them in order of size but then asked “Is the largest always the heaviest?”

We then worked in small teams to make an obstacle course. They were encouraged to discuss how to position the items and to explain why they chose this way.

Finally, we used the objects to investigate shape.  What properties does each shape have?  How are they similar? How are they different?  What can we make from one pile?

 

A Day Out At Puxton Park!  March 2023

We had a wonderful day at Puxton Park today.  The children were able to see the animals we have been learning about in our science and English lessons. We fed meerkats, made enrichment toys for the marmoset monkeys and even went on a tractor ride!  We also visited the exotic animals, the domestic animals and we were able to visit the lambs and chicks.  The weather was also kind to us and only rained as we returned to the coach!

 

Year 2 History Wow Start : February 2023