Year 2 went on a school trip to Hesketh Farm last half term. We had an amazing time feeding the lambs and calves, grooming guinea pigs, collecting eggs, going on a tractor ride and holding chicks. The children were stars as usual!
We designed our own bread buns and made them in D.T. We mixed flour, water, yeast and salt and then kneaded it until it was smooth. We then waited half an hour for the dough to rise in a warm place and added either cheese, raisins or left it plain. We then shaped them and baked them in the oven for 25 minutes and they were delicious!
We have been learning about the life cycle of a sunflower, planting sunflowers and we have looked at Van Gough's famous painting of the sunflowers. The children had a go at their own sunflower art inspired by Van Gough. Of course they had their own twists!
In Art the children decided that they would like to make their own fish tanks. We collected shoe boxes and the children painted them and then added their own seaweed and sea creatures.
We decorated some pancakes today with raspberry jam or lemon and sugar and learnt about pancake traditions across the world.
The children decided they would like to use paper plates to create some sea creatures and they also wanted to use different media to create an underwater picture. They made some excellent crabs and ocean pictures. Take a look!
We had an amazing time exploring Skipton castle. It was so much fun seeing where lady Anne used to live and learning about the kitchen and the long drop! Castles really were smelly places. The children, as usual were a credit to our school and we were so proud of everyone of them!
We looked at Paul Klee's picture of a castle and used shapes to create our own versions. We then used water colour paints to make them bright ike his.
In D.T. We designed and made superhero puppets using needle and thread to sew them together. We then added detail by drawing and cutting out felt capes, masks and other accessories and then gluing them to our puppets.
We read and practised performing the poem 'If I was a Superhero'. We worked in pairs to draw a story map and then act a verse out to the class.
We created a city scene at night and then used pastels and glitter to create fireworks. They results are fantastic!
We looked at printing in Year 2 with the theme of nature. The children created lots of wonderful pictures including Autumn trees, Sea creatures and handprint animals. Take a look at them in action!
We investigated which materials would be good to protect our 'Eggonaut'. We had lots of fun working as a team. Take a look at some pictures.
In Year 2 we have been looking at the poem 'Alien's Stole My Underpants'. The children worked in partners to choose their favourite verse and then they took it in turns to read and act the verse out in front of an audience.