WB 07.12.20-14.12.20-Making and blessing of the Bambinelli's
During Advent, as part of the the preparation for Christmas, the children all made a Bambinelli. A Bambinelli is a hand made Jesus to put into the crib. The children really enjoyed using clay and clay tools to make their Bambinelli. They waited several days for the clay to dry before painting them. On Monday 14th December we held a whole school online service where all of the Bambinelli's were blessed. This was in line with the beautiful Advent tradition, Bambinelli Sunday, which can also be called Gaudette Sunday and is the third Sunday of Advent. In Rome, families bring their Baby Jesus figures to be blessed by the Pope on this Sunday. This was instituted by Saint Pope John Paul II during his Papacy.
This week Y2 became bakers as we baked WW2 Carrot Cookies - all of the ingredients could have been obtained during WW2 rationing.
Before baking we talked about how important food health and safety is whilst preparing food.
Then, following our WW2 recipe, we grated the carrots carefully, took it in turns to measure out ingredients, mixed them together and moulded into cookie shapes ready to put them in the oven.
We were very proud of our cookies and took them home to show our families. The next day, we evaluated our product by discussing our likes and dislikes and what could be improved - most of us enjoyed eating them and the only thing we would do next time was to make more of them! Some children thought they were a little sweet, so would add less sugar if we were to make them again.
In Science this week we discussed the importance of exercise, our knowledge and skill we were using were: as a scientist know the importance for humans of exercise & to gather and record data.
We came up with different exercises to do in 1 minute and had a go. We then answered the following questions:
1. Which exercise could you do the most in one minute?
2. Which exercise did you like the best?
3. Which exercise did you feel was the hardest?
4. How does exercise make your body feel?
This week we have linked our topic work on WW2 with our English work and we have been reading a section of 'Goodnight Mr. Tom'. In the story, a young boy called William leaves his Mother at a train station in London and is evacuated to small village in the countryside. Our freezeframes below show a scene from the book; you will see us acting as William with a billeting officer who is taking the children to different houses in the village. We discussed thoughts and feelings, we said William would be feeling...
"terrified", "devastated", "worried" and "nervous".
ICT - Topic research
Use these links to research what life was life for children in World War Two:
Autumn 1 PE
During our NBLT sessions we have been learning and practicing our hockey skills, we've really enjoyed our sessions with Mr. Percival. In our last lesson, we were practicing dribbling with the ball in 3 relay teams, the exciting race was tight as everyone was so focused! Ask Y2 which team won...
We are all so proud of how fabulous and hard working Y2 have been over the last 8 weeks - we had a little party to end the half-term!
Using money that was raised on Mad Hair Day, the children chose what treats they wanted. Taking inspiration from our lunch-time reading with Mrs. Stanoch (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), we think Mr. Wonka himself would be proud of the special treats the children came up with. Check them out below!
19.10.20 - English
This week we have enjoyed getting in touch with Autumn; starting the week off with an Autumnal walk around school -we engaged our senses as we discussed what we could see, hear, smell, feel and taste. Back in the classroom, we used these ideas to create descriptive phrases which in turn, became poems that we performed to each other focusing on using expressive voices.
Who can you spot reading their poems below?
22.10.20 - Topic
To end our Great Fire of London unit, today we worked with a partner to create a model Tudor house.
Following the instructions given carefully, we had to score to allow the card to bend and we used valley folds and hill folds. It was rather tricky and we had to help each other our, but that is what Year 2 do!
We hope our Tudor houses don't meet the same fate as those in London in 1666...