Category: Class 2

Community Rangers support Lenton and Wollaton Day of Action

Today our Community Rangers, supported the Lenton and Wollaton Day of Action. They joined the community litter pick and helped to clean our local park with help from: our local councillors, Neighbourhood Development Officer and Community Protection Officers.

The children will have returned to school to promote the importance of keeping our streets clean and looking after the community to their peers.

The children were amazing and are a credit to the school and community.

Year 2 – Always Award

Class 2 have enjoyed their always award. Glow in the dark dodgeball is so fun!

Year 2 become Rosa Parks

Class 2 have been learning about Rosa Parks and her bravery in making a stand against segregation. We have been writing a diary as if we are Rosa Parks and to help us understand what a trial was, we held our own mock trial.

Year 2 trip to Criche

Class 2 went on a trip to Crich Tramway museum on Tuesday. They had a great day learning about how trams were powered and how they have changed. They enjoyed riding old trams and going on a woodland walk, spotting different wood carvings. Did you know it took 12 horses to pull a tram in one day?

Year 2 explore transport with charcoal

Class 2 used charcoal to create drawings of different modes of transport that could be found in Radford both now and in the past. They explored using the charcoal and blended with their fingers, before drawing their final masterpieces.

Year 2 investigate materials – shoes

As part of our science investigation, children investigated materials used to make modern day shoes. They discussed the properties of these materials and why they were suitable.

Children then compared them to shoes from the 15th century and materials available then. They discovered that rubber was not used on shoes until 1892! Wow!

Class 2 will be using this knowledge to help design a shoe for a famous athlete!

Year 2 – Creating animations

Class 2 pupils have been learning about Ellie Simmonds and her swimming achievements. They have used this knowledge to create an animation to inform others about her successes.  Children used a combination of features such as drawing, backgrounds, sound and movement to present this information to their audience. We certainly have some very creative pupils in our class!

Year 2 research the Olympic games

Children have been investigating the question: ‘Can all people compete in sporting events?’ With a focus on the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, children learnt about different sports people, their specialist sport and how they train.  Looking forward to Paris 2024, they researched previous Olympic medals and using the design criteria set by the International Olympic Committee, designed their own medal.  After, they made their medal using clay. Wow, what an amazing collection of medals were made!

Year 2 project ‘ How Can You Change The World?

As part of our project, ‘How Can You Change The World?’, children were introduced to significant people who have had an impact upon society.  Significant people past and present, ranged from sports people to activists to inventors. Using their art skills, children created portraits for our classroom display. They will go on to learn about their achievements and how this has impacted our lives today.

Year 2 Local History Week walk

As part of Local History week,  Class 2 visited Jubilee Campus site and learnt about the history of Raleigh.  Along the way we discussed and looked out for different types of transport in Radford that are used today.  We will compare them to those used in the past and significant people who helped to change how we travel and transport goods.

Year 2 investigate properties of materials

Class 2 pupils have been investigating properties of materials.  Using scientific vocabulary, pupils chose a selection of materials and discussed their properties. They compared different objects and the suitability of the material used, referring to its properties.  For example, pupils were able to explain why a chair could be made from plastic and not paper. Also why the classroom windows were made from glass and not brick.

Year 2 Money Morning

For Money Morning in Class 2 we played bookshops to help us find different amounts and use different coins and methods for finding an amount. The children LOVE books and loved pretending to be booksellers and customers.

Class 2’s classroom butterflies

We have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly in Class 2. We have caterpillars in our classroom and love checking their progress each day. One of them has turned in to a Chrysalis, We wonder how long before we see butterflies!

Year 2’s little bags of happiness

Class 2 used the marbled fabrics they made to make little bags of happiness. They learnt how to sew a running stitch to join their fabric together.

Year 2 love reading!

Class 2 love reading. Some children took their books out at playtime to continue reading their favourite stories!

Year 2 – create Suminagashi

We have been learning about Suminagashi, Japanese marble printing. We made our own marble printed paper using this ancient technique.

Year 2 design a wrap!

This week Year 2 children applied their knowledge of healthy world foods to design and make their own wrap, reflecting different cultures in Nottingham.

Year 2 – African Drumming

Wow, what a talented class of children we have in Year 2! This afternoon they learnt how to play an African drum with singing accompaniment too. They have wonderful rhythm and voices!

Year 1 and 2 make bug hotels!

Class 1 and 2 loved going on a tree walk and then making bug hotels for the bugs in the school playground.

Year 1’s big bug hunt

Class 1 loved going on a big bug hunt. We found so many different bugs on our travels!

Year 2’s big bug hunt

Class 2 really enjoyed doing the bug hunt today. We learnt about why bugs and minibeasts are important and spent some time looking under rocks and around trees for them. We found ants, wood lice, caterpillars, snails, beetles and slugs.

Year 2 wax paintings

In Class 2 we have been creating wax resist paintings based on the Great Fire of London. We learnt about Batik art and used this technique to help us do our paintings.

Year 2 design fire engines

Class 2 have been doing lots of Design and Technology work this week. We have been exploring axles, wheels and chassis and designing our own fire engines to carry a cup of water 1m. We have had lots of fun!

Year 2 celebrate World Book Day

In Class 2 we shared our favourite books with our friends at school and at home. We also watched a talk with Cressida Cowell and are inspired to go and write our own stories.

Southwold Superstars!

Two home and two school learners are recognised from each class every week for their amazing effort in learning. Home learners receive their certificates through the post. We can’t wait to find out who are our Superstars today!

Class 2 create microhabitats

This week, Year 2 have been learning about habitats. Today they collected twigs and leaves to create microhabitats. They placed these under the trees in the allotment, under trees so the bugs have some shade! They have already found a lot of minibeasts today.

Snowy lunchtimes!

Classes 1 and 2 have loved the snowy weather and playing in it with their friends at lunchtime.

Class 2’s ‘Home Learning Highlight’

Class 2’s ‘Home Learning Highlight’ this week so far… check out the Design and Technology projects that have started coming in from Class 2 home learners. We are designing, making and reviewing a candlestick holder that would have been great in 1666 when they didn’t have electricity!-

Year 2’s online live lessons

Year 2 have all been so amazing adapting to the new way of learning. Today we were looking at how to edit and improve our sentences for instructions adding adverbs and time connectives to bring clarity and order.

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