Welcome to Year 2
Class Teachers: Mrs Hemming (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning) and Mrs Sewell (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Owen
Year 2 is taught by Mrs Hemming and Mrs Sewell. Mrs Owen helps support us with our learning.
Just look at some of the things we have been doing.
Year 2 have started the Autumn term with a British geography topic called “Camping Out". We are finding out what it is like to live on an island, a place very different from Hereford!
We had great fun building dens in the trees around the playground. We had to solve lots of problems about how to make our dens stand up by using string pegs, poles and pop up tents. We also had to work in a group, share ideas and listen to each other.
Year 2 visit to The Cartshed November 2017
This week we had a fantastic time at the Cartshed doing a range of outdoor activities in the woods near Norton Cannon. We used tools like hacksaws, hammers and nails to make Christmas decorations out of wood.
We made our own pizzas and baked them in a clay pizza oven. We made chocolate orange cakes and chocolate bananas then wrapped them in foil and baked them in the embers of campfire.
We made dens and bridges in the woods which we loved as it involved experimenting and solving problems as a team.
Finally we sang songs around the campfire and toasted marshmallows. It was very cold but we wrapped up warm and had hot chocolate and lots of homemade hot food to eat!
We have been enjoying our walks across the field with Squirrel in the bright winter sunshine.
As part of our Frozen Planet topic we have been making polar animals out of clay. Next week we will paint them.
Year 2 visit to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Park
Last week Year 2 visited Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Park. We had a wonderful time and saw so many amazing animals. We had a bumpy ride on a tractor and trailer across the park and we took part in fantastic educational sessions where we learned about Indian animals and how they adapt to their habitat. We even got the chance to touch a real snake! Even though we had all the snow a few days before the visit we had a beautiful sunny day out. It was great to be out in the fresh air again!
This week Chandra and Rahsmi came in to Year 2 to tell us all about India. We learned so many interesting facts about life in India. Rashmi cooked some delicious food for us to try and we had great fun trying on clothes, playing Indian games and looking at all kinds of Indian artefacts.
As part of our topic about India we have been finding out about Tigers. We were very concerned that tigers are endangered and there are now only a few thousand left in the wild. We decided we would like to become “Tiger Protectors” and sponsor a tiger through WWF (World Wildlife Fund). We put up posters around school, performed an assembly and gave out leaflets to tell the school all about this. We have started collecting money and hope we can raise enough to sponsor a tiger. We will let you know how much we raise.