Today, during PSHE, Year 2 were discussing how to save energy around the school. The children watched a PowerPoint which explained how we need electricity for heat, lights and cooking but how we need to use it carefully to help save the planet.
In Music this week we started to learn how to play the glockenspiel. We learnt about the notes first and then listened to a song we have been singing. We learnt the pattern of notes we needed to play and then practised. It was tricky to play in time to the music! We are going to keep playing to get even better!
This week we are learning about instructions in our English lessons. We had two sets of instructions to use to make ourselves a toucan mask. We had to read and compare them and then decide which set to follow. We decided that one set was much clearer than the other and that made them easier to follow. We enjoyed following the instructions to make our masks and were able to start thinking about what instructions need.
In Art this week we have been learning how to draw and paint fruit. We have taken inspiration from Paul Cezanne and Guiseppe Arcimboldo to make our own Art. Look out for our work on display because it is fantastic!
Today in Circle Time we focused on listening – one of our behaviours for learning. We played a game where we had to practise passing the tambourine around the circle as silently as possible. It was very tricky! We then listened for 1 minute inside and 1 minute outside and made a list of all the things we learnt. It was interesting how different children heard different things. We decided some children are about to close out certain noises like coughing and shuffling. We thought these children must be able to learn more as they are less distracted. We went around the circle and thought about why it is important to listen in school:
In Art yesterday we learnt how to do a line drawing focusing on size and shape. Today we learnt how to add texture to our drawings by using lines, dots and shading. We explored different textures first and then drew some fruits that had different textures. We tried hard to use the different methods. Some of us even learnt about some new fruit we hadn’t seen before!