On Wednesday we had a visit from the RSPCA. We learnt that the RSPCA stands for Royal, Society, Prevention, Cruelty to Animals. We were taught some hand signals to help us remember this.
We found out about what the RSPCA does and the different types of animals it helps. The 3 main groups of animals they help are: pets, wildlife and farm animals. The children were told about what sort of things the RSPCA does to help the animals that need their help. From rescuing cows from ditches to helping seals that had rings stuck round their necks to looking after pets that have not had the correct care.
On Friday 8th October 2021, Year 2 went back in time and enjoyed their own Medieval Day! The children came to school in medieval costumes, including Lords, Ladies, knights and maids. We were so impressed with the efforts the children and parents made.
As part of our Medieval Day we were lucky enough to be able to invite Janet Marshall into school to share an Edith Cavell workshop with each class. Janet introduced herself as Edith Cavell, telling the children about her life as a nurse and what she did during the war. Rachel said “My nanny is a nurse but she doesn’t wear dresses from the past.”
The children also made their own medieval gingerbread shields. They used their prior learning in English about following instructions, using time adverbials and imperative verbs to stir, mix and sieve different ingredients to make their biscuits. We were delighted that so many children tried their biscuits and Freya said “I liked it because it was really gingery,” and Bentley said “It was yummy and smelt really nice.”
As well as this, the children also did their own version of jousting and jestering by using bouncy hoppers, javelins and stilts. The children loved shouting ‘Hazaar!’ during the battles!
Year 2 have been focusing on their topic ‘Art around the World.’ The children have been creating a range of different artwork, including their own Aboriginal dreaming, and an African clay hand. The children designed their artwork before creating these wonderful masterpieces. This meant they were able to evaluate their finished design and they are very excited to take these home and share them with their families.
The children have also been learning about Islam in RE. They talked about who is part of their own community, and wrote their own rules that they thought would make the world a better place. The children drew on knowledge from previous RE teaching, our PATHs rules and also discussions around environmental issues.
Year Two have been looking at the book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. As part of one of the lessons based around this lovely book the children thought about what made the world a wonderful place to live in. We listened to David Attenborough narrate the song ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong with amazing photos of nature to inspire the children’s ideas. The children then worked as a class to develop a poem by writing about their favourite thing on Earth.
The poems are shown below for each class and KT2 recorded their poem to share on the website and the children joined in with the repeating elements of the poem. We hope you enjoy reading them!
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