Year 2 started the term with our exciting topic based on Jeanne Willis's book 'The Bog Baby'.
We were given the task of caring for Bog Baby by the girls in the story. We wrote instructions to help us and in Science we learnt about what animals need to survive.
When Bog Baby went missing we created missing posters and wrote letters asking him to come back. We even made Papier Mache and clay Bog babies to entice him back.
Monsters have been sighted around Holyoakes Field First School! Year 2 have been creating monsters using the clues and writing descriptions.
We have been reading 'Monster Machine' by Nicola Robinson. We wrote instructions to help the inventor work the machine and even created our own monster machine.
This term Year 2 have focused on"The Storm Whale" by Benji Davies as our class text.
To start the topic off the children were asked to research and find out interesting facts all about whales. The children then turned these facts into some amazing fact files.
We then read the text and began to explore the relationship between Dad and Noi. The children wrote a diary entry about Noi's adventures on the island, a character description, an alternative story opener from the whale's point of view and a storm poem describing the storm.
In Art the children explored the storm whale's habitat and recreated this using silhouettes of different whales.
To finish the topic we made our own bread rolls in DT for Dad and Noi to enjoy together on their picnic and taught them to make healthier choices for their fillings. In Science we investigated different materials and took part in an experiment to decide which material would be best for Noi and Dad's rain coat.
The children loved this book so much we read "The Storm Whale In Winter" and "Grandma Bird" to compare the books and give reasons for which one we liked the most.
As part of our topic "The Storm Whale" the children found Arthur, who arrived in Year 2 with a very important message. The children found that plastic was making its way to the ocean and hurting Arthur's pod. So the children decided to help, my making posters informing others how to STOP this from happening and how to be more Eco friendly.
The children were so excited to receive a special hamper from Cadbury. They were challenged to design and create a new chocolate bar as part of a competition. The children tasted Cadbury chocolate and came up with some fantastic creations of their own such as " Delicious Mess ", "Bright and Bubbly" and "Rocky Crunch".
After creating their chocolate the children wrote a clear set of instructions and a fantastic description of their new bar. We then looked at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and described the inside of the factory.
Before we went on our trip to Cadbury World the children learnt how chocolate is made and where it comes from. When walking around Cadbury World the children could really see for themselves the process of bean to bar. To end our topic the children made chocolate Easter nests for the School Easter bake sale.
The children loved our topic this half term, "From to Pod to Palace." We looked at the delightful twist on the classic fairy-tale The Princess and the Pea.
We received a letter from the Queen, informing us that her son needed to find a suitable Princess to marry or else his pocket money would be stopped. The Prince sent us pictures of all the different princesses he met on his travels and the children loved describing each one.
The children then wrote a fantastic letter back to the Queen, lettering her know how the Prince had got on with his travels around the world and how he did not find the right Princess for him.
In Science we discovered what plants need to grow. We then planted some of our vegetables and have Vegetable Detectives in class to keep an eye on the tomatoes, cress and peas.
In Geography we used our map skills to name and locate the different countries that the Prince has visited in the UK and the rest of the world.
Some children helped Mr Britten on the school allotment this half term by preparing the flower beds and planting different vegetables, that are to be enjoyed later this year.
Year 2 took part int the Voices and Visions exhibition at the Worcester cathedral and they used lentils and seeds to create collages of nature.
Take a look at some of the amazing work we have done !