This half term our topic is ‘Our Community’. We looked on Google Earth to find where we live in Blackley. We had so much fun talking about our local community and sharing who our friends and neighbours are. We even saw people we know walking down the street!
We also looked at our local shops and discussed where we go to play, eat and get treated when we’re poorly. The children really enjoyed sharing their home life with the rest of the class and got very excited when they recognized places that they visit, such as Heaton Park.
Peter Pan Theatre Trip
We had such a great time at the theatre. The children were so excited and wrote some amazing recounts of the events of their day and mentioned some of their favourite parts in the play. The children were very well behaved throughout the day and some children were even brave enough to get on stage and sing.
Growth Mindset Week
Throughout the week we looked at different scenarios of how we would respond if we have a growth or fixed mindset. The children worked in groups to discuss the different mindsets and explored why we may develop a fixed mindset and how we can change our own mindsets!
Year 2 Chadwick Class Assembly
I would just like to say a big thank you to all the parent/carer’s who attended our Class Assembly. The children did you all proud. The feedback and attendance from the parents has been overwhelming. We really appreciate your support with this and look forward to seeing you all at any future events.
Visit to the church
The visit to the church went really well and Eddie, the Vicar was his usual entertaining self!
We joined in with some Christmas songs and talked about the true meaning of Christmas.
In maths we’ve been working out repeated addition and multiplication calculations using numicon shapes to help us. We’re getting much better at multiplications and have been giving each other word problems relating to multiplications to help us to understand how we can use it in real life situations.
Parents evening was a great success and we had lots of positive feedback. Many parents requested some guidance and support for the tests that Year 2 undertake in May next year. Please click on the links below for an example of a maths and reading paper and guidance on the tests.
This half term our topic is ‘Frozen’ At the start of the topic, we went on a Winter walk around the school to discuss how the weather and climate has changed. There was quite a chill in the air! Some children recorded videos of themselves reporting on the weather.
The children conducted an experiment to test which substance melts ice the quickest. We made our predictions prior to the test and concluded that warm water melts ice quicker than cold water and Rock Salt. We had so much fun exploring ice and observing the changes throughout the day.
Year 2 Chadwick have been learning how to play golf this half term. We are getting better and better each week. Some children are amazing at this and I feel that we’ve got some future Tiger Woods in the making.
Cats on the loose!
In English, we’ve been writing our very own reports about some pesky cats that have been causing mayhem around the school. The children listened to eye witness reports and gathered all the evidence to help them to write an informative report about the cats. Keep your eyes out for the cats!
This half term we’ve been lucky enough to explore many different scenes from around the world, and even Outer Space. The children got very excited about seeing penguins in the Antarctica and Father Christmas in the North Pole!
Captain Robert Scott
As part of our topic ‘Frozen’ we’ve been learning all about the explorer Captain Robert Scott. We looked inside an old explorer’s container and thought about what explorers would need to pack for their long journey. Captain Scott went on an expedition to the Antarctic and encountered many problems throughout his journey. Some children drew some amazing pictures of the Terra Nova, which Captain Scott set sail on in 1910.
As part of our RE curriculum, we learned about Lent and Shrove Tuesday. The children thought long and hard about what they would give up during Lent if they had to. Some children explained that they would give up some of their favourite things to empathise with people that are less fortunate than themselves. We enjoyed making our own pancakes and got very messy in the process.
We’ve been lucky enough to visit St Paul’s Church to learn all about the Easter story. We took on different roles and acted out parts of the Easter story. The children really enjoyed this experience.
On Science Day we focussed on the theme ‘Change’ Year 2 Chadwick explored how colour changes when they are mixed together. We poured some icing sugar on a piece of card to slow the mixing process down. The children were fascinated with this and produced some lovely pieces of art work at the end.
As part of our entry point for our topic ‘Seaside’ we had a beach day on the field. The children brought their own beach towels and toys in and had a picnic. We had so much fun and can’t wait to learn all about the seaside in the past and compare beaches around the world.
We have made some kites to use in our beach day. The children found this quite tricky but they persisted and managed to make some amazing kites which they flew on our beach day.
This half term we’ve been lucky enough to visit Lytham St Anne’s as part of our topic ‘Seaside’ Lots of fun was had by all and the children made some unforgettable memories. We flew kites, built sandcastles, played football and buried each other in the sand. The children wrote some amazing personal recounts of the special day and shared them with the rest of the class.