This half term we have been recapping place value to 50.
English and Guided Reading
In English and guided reading we have been reading The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch.
We have sequenced and explored the story and linked our writing to the text. We created our own disgusting sandwich that Mr Grinling could feed to the seagulls and wrote our own set of instructions so he could make it. Linked to our work on Grace Darling, we completed a diary entry in the role of Grace.
In R.E this half term we have been looking at why people go to church, elements of a church and how church is part of the community. We were lucky enough to visit St Hildas Church and explore different parts of the church and meet a vicar. We have also learned about the Hindu celebration, Diwali.
This term we explored the work of Caroline Saxby and used her canvas creations to inspire our own artwork. We practised different collage techniques, explored various textures and patterns and had a trip to the seaside to collect materials for our seaside canvases. Our amazing art work is currently being displayed at Christchurch Gallery if you would like to see our canvases!
At the start of the term, Year 2 had a very special letter from Hartlepool Lifeboat Centre asking the children to design them a new life boat. To do this, the children explored different materials and completed various experiments to find materials that would be suitable for a lifeboat. Using our knowledge, we were able to build a model boat and recommend some materials to the Lifeboat Centre.
In our history lessons, the children have been learning all about Grace Darling. The children enjoyed creating a timeline of her life, comparing modern life to the Victorian Era when Grace lived and we had lots of fun re creating the famous rescue of 1838. Have a look in our video section of the website to watch our fantastic acting!
In our computer lessons this half term we have focused on learning the key components of a computer and writing and editing text. Over a series of lessons, the children made their very own login cards to keep and help them log on to our computers independently.