Black History Day
Year 2 had a fantastic last day of the half term learning about black history. We explored a range of different historical black figures and then did some fun activities on each figure. We looked at Rosa Parks, Barack Obama and Martin Luther King. To finish off the day we then had a visit from an outside agency who brought in some African drums for us to use. We now understand the importance of equality and the children had many positive views and comments to make. Here are some pictures of the great activities we participated in.
DT - Fire Engines
In History we have been learning about 'The Great Fire of London'. Following on from this we explored different fire engines and then had a go at designing our own ones. We explored different things we would need to use and then learnt how to use wheels, axles and a chassis. We then painted egg boxes to make our fire engines, decorated them and added on our wheels and axles. Here are some photos of our fantastic products.
Science - Materials
In Science we have been testing different materials to see which ones have the best elasticity. We needed to investigate which material would be the best to use for making slingshots. Here are some photos of us experimenting how stretchy rubber, an elastic band and a hair band is. As a class we decided that an elastic band would be the best to use for our slingshots. Once we had made these we went outside and tested them where we agreed that we had used the most suitable material.
Welcome to Year 2!
Year 2 have settled into their new class well and they are thriving from their vast range of new topics and skills. After a very unsettled end to Year 1 they have all showed true resilience and each child is trying their best to achieve their full potential. Please check our page regularly to see some of the amazing work that we are producing in class. I hope that Sycamore class will love their learning as much as we love teaching them.