Category: year2

Lee Valley Habitat Discovery Day

Our class trip to Lee Valley was an exciting adventure where we explored terrestrial habitats and a freshwater habitat. We engaged in a range of activities that allowed us to observe, identify and learn about different minibeasts and their habitat. Pond dipping was the highlight of our trip, we used our net to carefully catch …

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Science Day

On Science Day we enjoyed completing an investigation about paper aeroplanes and exploring plant habitats around the world. We made aeroplanes from card and paper to explore which material would make the best aeroplane. Once outside, we measured the distance each plane travelled in metres. To ensure a fair test, we used the same size …

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Ark Farm

During our farm visit, we learnt how the animals are cared for, the food they eat and what they produce. We had the opportunity to pet and groom the animals and ask questions to find out more. We enjoyed stroking the animals and identifying similarities and differences between them.

Maths Day

During our Year 2 maths day, we immersed ourselves in the world of shapes and patterns. We read the book ‘The Perfect Fit’ by Naomi Jones, which tells the story of a triangle struggling to fit in with other shapes. Through discussions, we explored the reasons behind the triangle’s challenges. After reading the book, we …

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Outdoor Classroom Day

On 18th  May 2023 we took part in Outdoor Classroom Day. In Year 2, we linked this to our learning on measurement. We went outside and measured the length of natural objects in cm, remembering to always start at zero. We recorded our results and were able to put the objects in order from longest …

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Design and Technology – Puppet Making

This term in Design and Technology we have been making hand puppets. We started by exploring a range of puppets and discussing their features and what materials they are made from. In our second lesson we explored ways of joining material. Using the template provided, we worked with fabric to create, make and decorate a …

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Internet Safety Day

On the 7th February 2023 we celebrated Internet Safety Day. This year’s theme was ‘Want to Talk About It?’. We started by interviewing our friends within the class to find out about their favourite things to do online. This kickstarted our conversations about how amazing technology and the internet are and all the things we …

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Parent Activity – Science

Our parent activity this term was linked to our learning in science on the suitability of materials. We started with a story “Poor Uncle Astro! He wants to make a nice cup of tea but he’s run out of tea bags. The shop is only selling packets of loose tea leaves. Uncle Astro doesn’t like …

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Trip to St Michaels Church

In RE, Year 2 have been learning about Christianity and exploring symbols of the church. We went on a trip to St Michaels Church in Birchwood and learnt about the different parts of a church, what they are for and why the symbol of water is important to Christians.

Science at The Ryde School 2021 – 2022

Alive, dead, never been alive     We placed a hula hoop on an area of the field and used magnifying glasses to help us find things that are alive, dead or never been alive. We thought carefully about grass and had a discussion about whether it is alive or never been alive. Some of …

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