Year 2’s interview Mr Ludford – 24.05.21.
Apple class interviewed Mr Ludford, asking questions about Hazeldown’s history. We learned a lot from Mr Ludford and are excited to begin our learning journey ‘School Days’.
We talked about Muslim beliefs and the meaning behind them. We also discussed the importance of respecting the beliefs of others. We then spent the afternoon creating posters on the The Five Pillars of Islam and talking about the similarities between Christianity and Islam. The children showed empathy towards others in the class who have different beliefs to theirs.
For their final home-schooling SOLE project Year 2 had to make a rubber band guitar from recycled packaging and elastic bands. Old cereal boxes, yoghurt pots, plastic ice cream tubs and tin cans all made interesting instruments.
The children had to choose recycled materials independently, considering which they think would make an effective sound when the rubber bands were plucked.
This was their task:
- Choose materials
- Think about how the sounds were made
- Write their predication
- Draw a design of the guitar
- Make the guitar
- Play it and experiment with different sound
- Think about whether their prediction was correct?
- Decorate their guitar (paint, stickers, glitter etc)
- Have some fun with their new instrument.
Here are a few examples of what they came up with:
Year 2 have been having some fun on zoom today as it is World book Day. They listened to Miss Franks’ favourite story and they all shared their thoughts about their favourite story. Some dressed up and others re-designed book covers of their favourite books or even created their own.
They also had fun completing word-searches about Harry Potter and Roald Dahl as well as writing book reviews.
Well Done Year 2!!!
Year 2 have been investigating how the level of water in a glass bottle or jar affects the sound made when either tapping the glass with a pencil, blowing across the top of the bottle or running a wet finger around the rim.
They have been making predictions about how they think the water will effect the sound and finding out how full the bottle or jar must be to make a high-pitched sound or a low-pitched sound.
Here are some photographs of some of their experiments as well as their findings.
Year 2 have spent the week planning, designing and creating their own Castles, Palaces and Games to complete our Magnificent Monarchs learning journey. They were given free reign and I have to say their imagination and creativity has been inspiring.
Please have a look below at some of their creations.
Castles and Palaces:
Well done year 2 for everything you have achieved this half term, we are all really proud of you!!!
Have a lovely half term and we’ll see you in a week.
This week as part of their SOLE activities Year 2 had to pick their favourite Monarch that they have been learning about this half term and create a model of them. Their brief was to have a look and see what they had around the house and be creative. Here are some of the Magnificent Monarchs that have been made:
As part of their Literacy leanring this week Year 2 have been learning how to write a set of instructions. They are only 3 lessons in but they have already mastered how to write, memorise, recall and act a set of instructions. They have stared off with making magic hats. Here are some of their creations.
Jude has also been really busy nurturing his seeds. I have been informed his cress is doing really well.
Year 2s current learning journey has seen us leaning all about bugs and minibeats. Most recently we have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Today Apple Class were lucky enough to watch some butterflies, that had been cared for by a member of our class, be released into the wild.
We would like to say a big thank you to all those involved.
This afternoon Year 2 had great fun creating the life cycle of a butterfly in SOLE for our minibeasts learning journey. They wrote about it on Monday and they have enjoyed creating one of their own today. Varieties of rice and pasta was used to create the different stages.
Apple Class had great fun exploring the school this evening in the dark!
We left some surprises for the teachers on Monday morning.
We’re off to sleep now. One of us is eagerly awaiting a visit from the tooth fairy! GOODNIGHT!!!!
We had a great time playing games on the field. Now we are chilling out with a film and our teddies.
Apple Class have had a an absolute ball playing games on the field and eating LOTS of pizza, chips and cake!!!!
Apple Class would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Tribble for the amazing cupcakes and Mrs Cameron-Pearce for Izzy’s early birthday cake.
How lucky were we to have wind today to fly our amazing kites that we made!
We were very excited and proud that they worked! What do you think of our creations?
Today, the new Apple Class played a lot of games that focused on the learning values. They collaborated with others with the hoop game, took risks whilst playing ‘Dragon’s Lair’, showed resilience when trying to get a note on the flute and reflected on how they could improve if they were to have another go. They have all had a great day full of fun activities….
What is the difference between Mr Quint and Miss Cleasby? What a question, what fun we had! “One wears glasses” was one of many answers!!! Not quite what we had in mind! We did actually mean the difference in height! So we set about looking at different strategies to find out the difference between two numbers. We had some problems to solve and we used resources to help us. A very busy,fun and productive lesson.