Our Trip To South Shields!

This week we went on a trip to South Shields to find some landmarks. This links to our History and Geography topic, as we have been learning about our local history. We went on the Ferry toward North Shields and discussed what landmarks we could see, walked through the town square, then went to see the John Simpson Kirkpatrick statue in South Shields Town Center. We have been learning about John Simpson Kirkpatrick in history this half term and were so excited to see the remembrance statue in real life!

Staying safe!

As part of our PSHE programme, we had a visit from the NSPCC who spoke to the children.  Topics covered were; Who to talk to, What to do if you are feeling unsafe and how to get help.  It was a very informative session.

Let’s grow!

This week in science we have continued to learn about plants and how they grow.  We revisited the lifecycle of a plant, discussed each stage in detail and recorded what happens.

 

Let’s see some control!

The children have been learning how to control and move a ball accurately with speed, this involved using the inside and outside of their feet. This then led into team games to score points.

Historical Inquiry

In History, we have started looking at the past of South Shields. We learned all about John Kirkpatrick, who was born in South Shields and helped to have over 300 injured men using his donkey. We noticed that there is a statue of John Kirkpatrick in South Shields town center. Some of us in year 2 have seen the landmark before and others hope to see it on our next visit!

The children conducted a historical inquiry on John Kirkpatrick, first predicting who he might be, why he might be important, and if he was from the past. We then discussed their predictions and learned about him together.

The children then worked together to make their own posters, with all of the new knowledge that they have learned about John Kirkpatrick and presented these to the class.

 

A Circus Filled Week in Year 2!

What a busy week in Year 2!

To celebrate World Book Day, we have had a Circus themed week!! We have gone circus crazy and linked all of our learning to the circus.

We have researched the history of the circus and used our research to generate informative posters!

We have read ‘Paddington at the Circus’ and wrote post cards home, telling them all about his crazy circus filled day.

We have looked at Ariel views in Geography, identifying key features of Ariel photographs of the Circus then created our own!

We have had an also amazing time learning some Circus skills in PE and making fortune teller potions in science.

We had a fun filled ‘Circus theme’ dress up day and finished our week by writing some persuasive posters to convince people to go to the Circus.

Maths Parent workshop

Thank you to those parents who attended our Spring maths workshop.  This term we have focussed on Place Value and ways in which you could support your child at home.

 

Let’s get physical!

This week in P.E we have been learning and practising our racket skills.  This is in preparation for net games later on in the half term.  The children found it challenging but persevered.

Scientists at work!

Children were exploring their scientific enquiry skills today by sorting and classifying pictures of materials.  Children grouped them accordingly and came up with some excellent reasons and ideas.

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