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Welcome to Year 2

 

Class Teacher: Mrs Hemming 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stayte

Year 2 is taught by Mrs Hemming. Mrs Stayte helps support us with our learning. Mrs West teaches us PE, RE, science and music on Tuesdays.

Just look at some of the things we have been doing.

At the start of the Summer Term we made model cars. To start with we had to work out how to make the body of the car with a flat pack cardboard box. Then we poked holes in the side of the box to attach the axels, taking care to line up the holes properly. We had to solve the problem of how to stop the wheels falling off the ends of the axles. We came up with a variety of solutions to this problem. We finished off the car by cutting it to shape, making doors and windows and then the best bit of all… painting!

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Pond Dipping at St Mary’s School

On Thursday 4th May Year 2 walked down to St Mary’s School and spent a lovely sunny afternoon pond dipping. We worked in groups catching creatures in the nets and tipping them out into a tray to take a closer look at them. We went into the science lab and worked with the science teacher from St Mary’s to identify the creatures we had caught. We looked at them through magnifiers and microscopes. We found tadpoles, waterboat men, water spiders and dragon fly nymphs.

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African Garden at Tillington Fruit Farm June 2017

On one of the hottest days this year we went to the African garden at Tillington Fruit farm. We were outside in the sun all day and had a great time but we were absolutely exhausted coming back on the bus! We learned about what it was like to live a rural African village.

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We found out how to make nsima, an African porridge.

 

First we had to grind the maize. Then we fetched the wood for the fire. We helped make the fire to cook the porridge. We found out about a new type of stove that is being used in Africa which saves wood and makes less smoke. This is more healthy for people to cook with.

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Water is very precious in Africa and it is sometimes difficult to find clean water. We carried water on our heads like they do in Africa. We also made some tippy taps which are good for saving water.

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This keyhole garden is a very good way to grow vegetables. The water goes in at the top and trickles down through the garden bed.

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