In Year 2 for Arts Week we focused on textiles and weaving. We learnt about the history of weaving and how important it is in creating lots of different materials, especially for clothes! We used weaving in lots of different ways - paper weaving, outdoor large-scale weaving, God's eye weaving and weaving on a card loom. We had a fantastic time honing our 'over and under' skills, with some excellent results!
Coral Class spent time in the garden on Forest Schools Day. We learned about the damage litter can do to wildlife and went on a litter pick during which we observed some of the wildlife that lives in our garden. We also learned about composting and then weeded the beds and planted some onion and garlic bulbs.
Year 2 had a fantastic Forest School Friday this week and are looking forward to the next one! We all make sure we were wrapped up well against the cold and the wind but that didn't stop us. We did a number of activities such as den building, weaving, natural art, orienteering and lots of outside games. Thank you to all the grown ups who joined in and helped us.
Year 2 have really enjoyed their Forest School sessions so far. Here are a few pictures of half of Starfish class during their morning session! More photos to follow soon.
Coral Class have been talking about what the British value of democracy means. They then voted democratically for the person in their class who best represented the British and school value of respect. Finley was celebrated in the Key Stage 1 assembly for exemplifying this value.
Coral class have been learning about coral reefs. They have learned what coral reefs are, what creatures live in them and have learned about some of the threats to them such as global warming and pollution. They have made dioramas to depict a coral reef scene.