Fire Safety

This week, we have been learning all about fire safety. We talked about all the different things we can do to make sure we stay safe in our homes.

We learnt about what to do if any part of your clothes catches fire.

We learnt about how to stay safe around matches and lighters. We listened to the story- Frances the firefly and learnt all about what can happen if you play with fire and how dangerous it can be.

As a class, we discussed what to do if a fire were to break out!

Finally, we learnt all about what firefighters do and wear as part of their amazing job. We learnt that not all parts of their job involve fire and how they are a vital part of our society. We even got to try some real fire kit on!

Athletics

In P.E we have been learning about how to work well as a team. We chose our own groups and worked really well together to compete in some relay races.

We did many races, including a running relay, a jumping relay and a hopping relay. We had to focus on working as a team to make sure each person was able to start their part of the race holding the bean bag.

As a class, we then decided which team should win based on their scores in the races and on their teamwork! We decided this team were the winners, because their brilliant efforts meant that not only did they win some of the races but they were the most supportive of other teams as well.

Year 2 have decided that it doesn’t matter if you win or not, as long as you try your hardest and work well with your team!

Pointillism

This week in Year 2, we have been learning all about pointillist art. We looked at a talented pointillist artist, called George Seurat. We observed the style that he created his brilliant pieces of artwork in. We talked about how different it is to our normal style of painting, using flat brush strokes.

We practised the skills of pointillism, using paint and on ‘Paint a picture’ on Purple Mash.

Once we had practised the skills and the style of pointillism, we had a go at creating a butterfly, using our prior knowledge of symmetry.

We found it very tricky but we persevered and created some beautiful artwork in the style of George Seurat.

The Americas

We had some very special visitors on Wednesday afternoon. Some real Native Americans!

They were very informative and taught us many interesting things we didn’t know! We learnt all about what their different outfits mean. We especially enjoyed hearing about their daughter, Danielle. It was amazing to see how different children in a different part of the world grow up.

Some children even got to try on some of their beautiful native clothing!

We learnt about their use of animals. We thought it was amazing how during conflict, the children would wear a wolf skin on their back and crawl around the forest, to avoid getting hurt!

We learnt some Native American silly songs to take back to class with us, one of them included Spongebob Squarepants! We even learnt how to sing ‘Gummy Bear’ in a traditional Native American way. It was very special to see how even though we are different in so many ways, there are still things we enjoy that are the same!

Finally, we learnt a special dance called the Serpent dance. We found it a little bit tricky because we had to work with a team (there were over 60 of us) but it was very fun!

We had an excellent afternoon, learning all about Native Americans and we cannot wait to continue our learning back in our classroom!

Clay Penguins

We have been making clay penguins! We learnt how to mold and shape clay, using water to make sure the clay stays hydrated. We practised joining pieces of clay to make sure they will not fall apart when they are dry!

When our penguins were dry, we mixed different colours with glue to paint our penguins.

Do you like our finished clay penguins?

World Book Day!

On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day! We had a special assembly from an author who read us one of her stories! She taught as all about how she became an author and maybe how we could do the same one day!

We have learnt all about everybody’s favourite stories and books. We enjoyed sharing a wide range of books with our friends- everything from fiction books such as ‘Harry Potter’ to non-fiction books such as ‘Mad about Sharks’.

Skating in a winter wonderland!

During our first week back at school after half term, something extremely exciting happened on our playground! We arrived at school on Tuesday to find an ice rink in the middle of where we usually run around and play!

We had a magical time skating in the sunshine. Can you believe we even had some snow in the 20°C February heat?

We are so lucky to go to Rushall School!

Twycross Zoo

On Tuesday 5th February, we went to the zoo! We had a really great time learning about lots of different animals!

We loved going to the zoo with our friends, it was very special to see lots of amazing animals! We especially enjoyed watching the penguins waddle across the walkway to get their food.

We have lots of favourite animals, but what is yours?

Gone to the shops!

In Year 2, we are learning all about money. Today each table in Year 2 turned into a shop! We had to find lots of different ways to make certain amounts, before we could then buy the items we wanted to. Our shopkeepers did a super job, checking everyone had given the correct amount and giving any change back if needed.