Year 2 2018-2019
It was party time in Year 2 as they told the ‘Tale of Two Birthdays’, and celebrated King Casper’s special day. However, as singing camels, mysterious Eastern Dancers and weary shepherds all made an appearance, it soon transpired that there was another birthday being celebrated not so far away in a star lit stable. With twirling angels and majestical kings (and not forgetting their very bossy wives!) the children delivered their lines clearly, danced beautifully, sung their hearts out and, quite simply, put the sparkle into Christmas!
Pre-Prep are immensely proud of their Year 2 Choir and Year 2 Ocarina Club. Gathering together each week, during a lunchtime and after school, the children have exercised their musical skills by quickly learning new songs and pieces of music. They are positively brimming with enthusiasm, with a wonderful thirst for learning new pieces, and so Mrs Fountain has planned many new challenges from solos, duets, ostinatos and rounds ~ we can’t wait to hear what the children do next!
In Year 2 we have been learning about the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1. In 1918 a famous sweet company produced a delicious bag of treats called ‘Peace Babies’ to celebrate the end of the war. These were made to share with loved ones as a sign of peace. The sweet flavour was to remind us of all the goodness in the world. The sweets are still made to this day but have a new name – Jelly Babies. We shared some delicious ‘Peace Babies’ and discussed what the word peace means to us.
In Art this term Year 2 have been learning about abstract art. This week we looked at Jackson Pollock’s style and some examples of his work. The children enjoyed replicating his technique to create their very own drip paintings.
Year 2 are learning about Materials in Science. The children identified many different materials and their uses during a hunt around the school. We explored the playgrounds, Trim-trail and classrooms in the main building. Here are some of the fantastic pictures the children took using the iPads and the PicCollage app.
What a wonderful start to the school year the children have made. New routines have been introduced and the children have enjoyed getting to know their new classrooms and teachers. With gum shields, hockey sticks and rugby shirts to hand, Year 2 have been experiencing Games lessons for the first time with much excitement. With lots to look forward to this term, I am sure the children will make the most of every opportunity that comes their way.