Our first topic in Year 2 was keeping healthy and we completed lots of work about healthy eating and how we can look after oursleves and our bodies. We designed and made healthy sandwiches which was great fun. They tasted delicious!
During our Autumn Term we learnt all about castles. We looked at different castles and we can name the different parts of a castle. We designed our own Coats of Arms and painted them for our role play area. We learnt about knights and jousting and how different our lives would be if we lived in the medieval times.
During our Spring Term topic we learnt all about London. We focused on where London is and compared how it is different to Kirkby. We learnt about all the famous landmarks and buildings in London and we produced some fantastic artwork of the different landmarks. We learnt about The Great Fire of London through our history work and how buildings and the fire service changed after the Great Fire.
Through our artwork related to London we made a sculpture of the London Eye. Mrs Woods found a scrap bicycle wheel and we spend weeks turning it into the London Eye using lots of paper mache, yoghurt pots and paint. A big thank you to Jimmy who helped us build a stand for the wheel.
We also had a very special visitor into Year 2 who came in the post all the way from London. Binky Bear has spent the last few weeks living in Year 2 and he has helped us do lots of wonderful writing. We loved reading his books about his adventures and hope he writes a book about his trip to Eastcroft Park.
Through our Design and Technology work we made London Character puppets from felt. First of all we designed our puppets and then we made prototypes to experiment with different joining techniques. We decided that sewing our puppets would we best and we loved sewing the puppets together, then bringing them to life by turning them into our characters. Take a look at our wonderful puppet work...