Spring in Year 2

Written by  on Wednesday, 23 March 2016.

Animals and their habitats

This term, Year 2 has been learning about wildlife, their habitats and their eating habits. We have become very knowledgeable about macro- and micro- habitats, food chains, carnivores, omnivores and herbivores, predators and prey. We have used this knowledge in English to create information reports all about nocturnal animals. We wrote them up as booklets and used skills learnt in computing to design, print and save the front cover.

To round off the term we had a fantastic visit to Wicken Fen. By far the most popular activity was pond dipping. We found huge Diving Beetles, Greater and Lesser Water Boatmen (do you know how to tell them apart? Hopefully, Year 2 will now be able to tell you!) and even a Great Crested Newt. We also had fun modelling animals from different habitats in clay and natural items and spotting a variety of birds (and a large rat), using binoculars, in the hide.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare ‘s birth date was never recorded, but his baptism was; he died 400 years ago this year; he invented thousands of new words, lots of which we still use today; he wrote many plays and poems, that were performed at the Globe Theatre, London. These are some of the facts we researched about William Shakespeare and his life. We enjoyed insulting and complimenting each other using Shakespearean language - would you rather be a hedge pig or a wafer cake?! And we compared modern day theatre to theatre in Shakespeare’s time. A BIG thank you to The Vine’s resident Shakespeare expert, Mrs Dive, for bringing Shakespearean theatre alive for us. Next half term we will be learning some of Shakespeare’s plays and poems too.

Elsewhere we have rocked to Queen and Status Quo; become champion hoop tennis players; understood Jesus is a teacher, listened to, acted out and watched some of His parables; and know how to identify and be safe around drugs and chemicals.

Download attachments:
Read 903 times Last modified on Wednesday, 13 April 2016
English Armenian Bulgarian Chinese (Traditional) Czech Filipino Finnish French Hindi Italian Korean Malay Polish Russian Slovak Urdu



BBC KS2 Bitesizefooter_blocks_white


Woodlands Homework Help

Although links are checked before publishing, The Vine School is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
After School Club

from 7.45am until 6pm

Contact Us

The Vines,
Upper Cambourne,
Cambs. CB23 6DY

Tel: 01954 719630

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Head Teacher:
Mr Lee Faris
Mrs Alison Cooper

Coming Up Click an event for more info

View Full Calendar
Cambourne Church Logo            Church of England logo            Methodist Church Logo            Cambs County Council logo