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Miss Ward

Mrs Shaw

Miss Healy

Year 2 (22)

Michelangelo's of Y2 - no chairs allowed!!

Today in our art lesson we were learning about one of the most famous artists in the World who happens to also come from Italy - Michelangelo. We learned that he was a painter, sculptor and an achitect (although sculpting was his favourite). We had a look at some of his creations and were amazed that his art work was still around for us to see even though it is around 500 years old! In particular we had a look at his painting of the Sistene Chapel. We thought that he might have taken the ceiling panels down and painted them on the ground. We discovered however that he had some scaffolding and that he actually painted the ceiling whilst lying on his back. No wonder it took him 4 years! We decided to have a go at sketching some Italian landmarks in the same way Michelangelo had painted the Sistene Chapel - on our backs. We found out it was more trickier than we first thought. Have a look at our photo gallery to see how we got on. Watch this space for more Michelangelo inspired art...

Charlie the dog visits Y2

Today Charlie came to visit Y2 as part of our learning about Dogs. In English we have been using books to find out more about dogs inlcuding how to look after a dog, puppies and the different breeds of dog. Charlie (who is a lhasa apso) came in to help us some more. We had a whole morning of different dog activities. We made origami dogs, sketched dogs and did some more fact finding. We also went out in groups to find out more about Charlie (with his help).

We used our knowledge from our workshop with Emma-Jo from Dog's Trust to help us. We knew we had to stay calm and not to be too noisy around Charlie. Did you know a dog's hearing is 4 times better than ours? We found out what Charlie likes to eat, play with and even why he has a collar around his neck with a tag on.

Everyone in Y2 was amazing today at helping to look after Charlie. Well done Y2!

 Charlie says "Woof, woof, woof" which I am pretty sure means "Thanks for having me Y2!"

Video of Division Method Eggs in Baskets - no remainders

This week the children will be learning the 'Eggs in Baskets' method for division. Click on the video link which will show you how this method works. 

Have a go at some calculations such as: 

35 ÷ 5 

24 ÷ 6

32 ÷ 2 

44 ÷ 4 

 

The trial of Guy Fawkes

Today we ended our Gunpowder Plot unit of work by holding a courtroom debate. We chose if we wanted to be on the ‘Prosecution’ side to prove he was guilty or on the ‘Defence’ side to prove he was innocent. We had to think about what evidence we had. We recapped on what a fact and opinion was. We then used the evidence to try to prove that Guy Fawkes was guilty or not guilty. We even had time to question Guy Fawkes We had the sentence starters ‘In my opinion’ or ‘The facts lead me to the conclusion’ to help us and tried to use ‘because’ to justify our ideas.

Baptism in Y2

In RE, as part of our signs and symbols topic, we have been learning all about Baptism. We have looked today at the different symbols that are used.

Remembering that 'A sign tells, a symbol makes us think' we have explored this more. We have looked into the white garments worn, why a Baptismal candle is used and then we thought about the blessing the person who is to be Baptised with water and annointing of the Oil. After thinking about the symbolism of the water and oil we decided to have a go. We all had a go at Baptising the doll. We then annointed each other with oil (sadly not the oil of Chrism but ordinary baby oil) saying " (name of the person being annointed) is a special friend of Jesus'. Afterwards we talked about how it felt to use the water and oil in this way.

Check out the gallery to see more.

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