Y2 Peacock Class
We are Peacock Class.
Welcome to Peacock Class.
We are Peacock Class, a group of 30 children ready to make ourselves and those around us proud.
We can not wait to share our achievements and love of learning with you.
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In the first half of Spring Term, Year 2 will be focusing on Roald Dahl's 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. Over the course of the term, we will examine a range of different text types including instruction texts and book reviews. In the second half of Spring Term, we will be focusing on 'The Clockwork Dragon' by Jonathan Emmet and Elys Dolan. Throughout the half term, we will be comapring this story to our class book last term, 'The Deep, Dark Wood'. Furthermore, we will be examining how to write a range of poetry, create narrative stories about dragons and create our own myth and legend.
Throughout Spring Term, Year 2 will continue to develop their skills throughout maths by examining multiplication and division, statistics, length and height, properties of shapes and fractions.
In Spring Term, our first science topic will be 'Scientists and Inventors'. Throughout the topic, we will be examining the roles of scientiests and inventors and researching the impact of famous inventors.
Our second topic will be 'Growing and Planting'. In this topic, we will undertake experiments and observations to find out what plants need to grow and survive. We will also examine how to use simple scientific equipment to record our results.
Art and Design
Throughout Spring Term, we will first examine 'cooking and nutrition'. Throughout this unit, we will examine different food groups and discuss how we can ensure that we have a balanced diet. We will then design and make our own meals. Furthermore, to link with our topic of 'The Land of the Dragons', we will compare traditional Chinese food with our own.
In geography this term, we will learn all about China to link in with our topic 'The Land of the Dragons'. Throughout the term, we will research where China is on a map of the world and examine some of the key features of the country. We will also compare traditional Chinese lifestyle to our own.
Our History topic in Spring Term is the 'Shang Dynasty'. In this topic, the children will exmaine when the Shang Dynasty took place and the believes of its people. Furthermore, we will examine some of the artifacts found from the Shang Dynasty.
In RE this term, we will be examining places of worship and religious ceremonies. Throughout the term, we will learn about the beliefs of different religions and where these religions worship. We will also examine a range of different ceremonies by discussing why different religions have these ceremonies and what happens throughout them.
This term in computing, we will begin to examine forms of coding. To do this, we will use two different pieces of online software, Turtle Logo and Scratch. Throughout the term, we will examine what algorithms and how to create simple algorithms.
In PE this term, the children will focus on basketball and tennis. In the first half of the term, we will practice the key skills in basketball such as dribbling, before taking part in small games.
After half term, we will start to practice the skills needed in tennis. To do this, we will learn the correct grip for a tennis racket. We will then develop forehand and backhand to take part in small rallies.
Next half term we will journey into space for our Science topic.
Today we had a very exciting visit from a panatarium to start off our exciting learning adventure.
We were able to demonstrate what we already know about space, find out new facts and start thinking about what else we want to find out.
Visit our class blog to find out about our day.
Growing and Planting.
This week we planted a range a seeds.
Over the next two weeks we will conduct an experiments to watch how these plants grow.
DT - Spring rolls
Here is our second DT group. We have made spring rolls today and they were delicious. We followed a recipe, whilst using tools and equipment to prepare food.
DT - Spring rolls
Here is our first DT group. We have made spring rolls today and they were delicious. We followed a recipe, whilst using tools and equipment to prepare food.
Our topic this term is.... Into the woods!
We are excited and ready for lots of learning opportunities that will see us reading traditional and new stories, become authors and explore the wonderful world around us.
Into the forest.
This half term we will read the story; Into the forest by Anthony Browne. We will also learn about animals and their habitats in science.
We took our learning outside the classroom and visited Sherwood Forest where we had a wonderful day using the great outdoors to help with our topics.
We hunted for habitats and got dirty creating homes for foxes, hedgehogs, bats, rabbits and squirrels. Do you know the names given to these animals homes?
We also took a walk into the deep, dark forest and used our senses to describe what we could hear, see and touch when in this wonderful outdoor classroom.
We were helped with our descriptions by using blindfolds to explore our sense of touch, creating magic potions to explore our sense of smell and finally our sight by creating natural colour pallets.
We had a wonderful day and cannot wait for our trip to inspire some amazing writing over the next couple of weeks.
Peacock Class Remember: We are making poppies for our whole school remembrance project.
SMSC: Making our own Sukkahs.
Once upon a time blogging day.
We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite traditional characters for our blogging day.
We were incredibly busy creating our own what am I riddles about the character we chose to be and designing our story paths for others to use for story telling activities.
We also worked as a team to use the characters we were dressed as to create new mixed up traditional stories.
Visit our blog to see some of our wonderful ideas.