Welcome to Year 2 - Team Whales
Welcome to Team Whales,
We will update our class page regularly with the exciting things we are learning about. We will upload photos and videos of the activities we do to enhance our learning and share some of the amazing work we produce.
If you have any questions about what you see on our page, or in general, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff in class.
Mr Ward, Mrs Doyle and Mrs Hopkinson
Team letters 2019-20
Monday 13th January - carnival headdresses
Today we began looking at the culture of Brazil; particularly life at the carnival. We watched a short clip of a carnival in Rio de Janeiro and discussed the outfits that they wear. We used these ideas to design and create our very own masks so that we can have our own carnival.
Thursday 19th December - Hand Puppets
Following our work with toys and hearing "The Elves and the Shoemaker" story, we designed and sewed our on puppets. First, we planned what our puppet was going to look like and considered who might use it. Then, we spoke about the best way to join our decorations and added detail. Finally, we followed the pattern and holes to sew our puppets together.
Children in Need - Friday 15th November
The children loved bringing their teddies into school and reading with them. Thank you to all those that offered donations to support a brilliant cause. We hope the children continue to read with their teddies at home.
Sunday 13th October - Junior Parkrun
A huge congratulations to those children from Team Whales that took part in a very wet and muddy Junior Parkrun this weekend. It was great to see so much support from family and friends for the children as they completed their 2km run around Forest Recreational Ground. Head over to the Gallery section of the website to see a video and some pictures of the children in action.
We would also like to congratulate all those children that have been regularly attending the running club after school on Thursdays. We understand that not all children were able to get to the Junior Parkrun but want to acknowledge all the hard work and effort the children have put in over the past six weeks.
Wednesday 9th October - Making jam sandwiches
This week we have been looking at the features of instructions. In particular we have learnt that an imperative verb is a bossy, doing word and usually found at the start of a command type of sentence. Today we got to make jam sandwiches and thought about the order of the steps it takes to make them - we even got to eat them!
We will be writing our instructions tomorrow.
Monday 16th September - The Magic Paintbrush
Last week we learned the ancient tale of Ma Ling and The Magic Paintbrush. Today we practised retelling the story as a class before we start to make improvements to the tale and change key events. We have filmed our retell and you can view it via a QR code on one of our classroom displays.