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Year 2 - Elm ARCHIVED 2015 - 2016

Welcome to Elm Class!

 

Your Class Teacher is Mrs Orth and is supported by the brilliant Mrs Knightbridge. Have a look at the fun learning we do below.

Marvellous Minibeasts

 

We have been exploring the school grounds on a mini beast hunt. Children have investigated mini beasts in a micro-habitat and used an identification sheet to name their mini beasts. We have researched different insects, spiders and molluscs and written exciting and eye-catching reports.

We received a delivery of Painted Lady caterpillars that are busy growing in our classroom. We will let you know what happens.

 

 

 

 

 

We made some 3D minibeasts of our own creation. We used plaster bandage, newspaper and other craft materials. Take a look.
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Busily observing minibeasts in our mirco-habitats.
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On Friday 20th of May our butterflies began to emerge. It was such an amazing sight and inspired us to draw, make and explore.

 

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Scrummy Snacks

 

We have had great fun learning about the foods we need to eat to stay healthy. We made our own food pyramid using the food packaging we had collected at home. In groups we researched how foods such as chocolate are made. We sorted everyday foods into groups depending whether they came from animals or plants. We then designed our own healthy food superheroes and lunch boxes.  As a class we created an exercise trail to find out which exercise would tire us out the most and found that running and jumping made our hearts beat faster.

 

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We took a sugar swap challenge and decided to replace sugary snacks with popcorn. We had a lot of fun making the popcorn and talked about more healthy ways of adding flavours.
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Great Fire of London

 

This half term, the children in Year 2 have been studying the Great Fire of London. They have found out all about where, when and how it started and have been learning about Samuel Pepys, who recorded his version of events in a diary. The children have made models of the typical buildings found in London at the time, and even recreated the events leading up to and during the fire.

 

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