In PE we have been learning to be Rhythmic Gymnasts. To music we have been expressing ourselves through movement using balls, ribbons, hoops or dancing on mats. We have worked with partners and tried to mirror their movements. This has been rather tricky and taken a lot of practise.
In RE we have been learning about the Easter Story. We have been sequencing the events, re-enacting parts of the story and creating our own Easter story egg. We took a visit to St. Nicholas church where we got to write about our hopes and dreams on pebbles, make something using plasticine that would help them if they felt lonely and placed this on the garden of Gethsemane. On welly boot we have also been out on welly boot looking for signs of Spring and new life.
In Science this term we have been looking at animals and their habitats. We have been exploring the school environment and looking at micro habitats. We found woodlice, ants, spiders, caterpillars and slugs. We created our own bug hotels, but unfortunately when we went back out to investigate what creatures might be living there, the stormy winds had blown them over and destroyed them. We have also been looking at the structure of a tree, and trying to identify leaves.
In DT we have been designing and making fairy carts to carry an egg. First we made a mock-up of a net. Then we used the hacksaw to cut our dowelling to make an axle with wheels. When they finished making them, they tested them with an egg inside. The winners were the children that kept their egg safe and travelled the furthest.
Year 2 went on their trip this term to Westonbirt Arboretum. We were very lucky with the weather as the sun shone all day. We learnt about the uses of different types trees, explored the variety of trees, learnt about how a tree structure worked, listened to the sounds of the trees and played lots of different games to help with our learning. We got to go on the tree top walk and become the same height of different trees. This was a little scary especially when we went up even higher at the top of the crow’s nest. We all had a fantastic time!