On Tuesday we had a wonderful trip to the zoo! We visited nearly all the animals including the meerkats, penguins, butterflies, tapirs, lemurs and many different types of monkeys. The weather was very hot and we did lots of walking but still had had a truly wonderful time. All the children were very well behaved! They have written recounts about the day so they can tell you about their favourite parts themselves.
Our DT project this term was to make a soft toy spider learning and using sewing skills. First we examined real soft toys, having a close look at the seams. We investigated different types of stitches and then explored what we wanted our to look like. We designed with a person in mind who we were making it for. This helped us to make important choices like what colours they would like and whether they would like a friendly-looking spider or one more like a real life spider.
We then learnt how to do running stitch to sew our two pieces of felt together. We used real needles so had to think about how we would keep ourselves and others safe while we sewed. We then completed our spiders by decorating them. We are going to evaluate our DT project this week then take our spiders home for the person we made them for. We think they look amazing!
Year 2 Toucans have continued with programming during Computing today by using Scratch Junior on the iPads.
The children demonstrated their understanding of building algorithms and debugging. Mr Baddhan tasked the children to use motion blocks and say blocks to program their sprite to cross the road, say something and then carry on walking.
Some of the children introduced two sprites and add similar code to them too.
On Wednesday 20th June Year 2 enjoyed a wonderful sports day. As you can see from our photos we had great fun! We tried lots of different events, including some we had never tried before. Thank you to all the parents who came to support and to Mr Gill for organising it.
This week in circle time we discussed what it meant to have courage. We talked about the importance of having courage in everyday situations as well as different or new situations. In check-out today we shared some times when we had shown courage: