Year 2 Summer Learning

Written by  on Friday, 27 May 2016.

What’s happening outside?

Year 2 dusted off our green fingers and our scientific minds to explore how plants grow. We compared the growth of plants from seeds and bulbs by measuring the shoots and recording the results in a table and on a bar chart.

We have now planted them outside our classroom where they will hopefully bloom! We experimented and investigated the question ‘What do plants need to grow?’ using broad bean seeds and using the variables, light and water. Do you know the answer? We also used objects from nature to create natural sculptures, looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration.

In PE we spent most of the time outside, so had to remember to bring our trainers for both sessions! We honed our ball skills and began to learn some athletics skills; running, jumping, throwing and hurdling. This month we have also started our quest for the ‘Golden Mile’. How many laps can you do?

This half term we began our RE learning comparing Christianity with Sikhism. We all tried really hard to pronounce the tricky words correctly, particularly the 5Ks. We reflected on whether we would like to be a member of the Sikh Khalsa community and why.

William Shakespeare

We continued our William Shakespeare learning this half term by studying his romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in English. We acted out the prologue and ‘translated’ it into modern English. Through drama we also thought about what it would be like to be in a gang and how Juliet felt about falling out with her parents for not marrying Count Paris. Our learning culminated in a performance of our prologue at the whole school Shakespeare book week sharing assembly.

Finally the Year 2 team would just like to say ‘well done!’ to all the pupils and their families (for their support). The pupils’ mature, have a go attitude meant that the SATs were completed with minimal disruption to learning. Thank you.

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