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Mrs Fernandes

Mrs Lamb

Mrs Shaw

Miss Healy

Year 2 (15)

Ducatis, Fiats, lambrettas and all things Italian...

This week we have had some Italian vehicles visit our school. On Tuesday Frank came to show us his Ducati Monster motorbike. We had the opportunity to have a look around it, draw it and ask lots of questions. On Wednesday we had some Lambretta, Piaggio and Vespa scooters as well as a Fiat 500 to look at. We hada great afternoon practising our sketching skills by looking at these Italian vehicles. Well done to Y2 for your hard work and many thanks to all those who were able to help us by bringing in the vehicles.

 

The Easter Bunny strikes again!

On Wednesday it was the turn of Y2CLLS to recieve a letter from the Easter bunny. We too had to travel round the school on a rhyming hunt where the clues each led to the next. The final clue was in the garden and we recieved a basket of sweet treats. We then had the final challenge of writing a recount.

 

The Easter Bunny's mysterious hunt

On Tuesday Y2H recieved a letter from the Easter Bunny. We were sent on a mysterious rhyming hunt where each clue led us to the next. After travelling round the school, picking up tokens along the way, we finally reached the garden where an Easter basket filled with treats awaited us.

Perfect Partners in PE

Today in PE we have continued developing our gymnastics skills. We have learned all about balances, what they are, how to long to hold them and what our hands and feet should do too. Today we were practising some trickier balances with the help of a partner. We needed to work together as a team to make the balance work. Miss Healy was very impressed with what we could do by the end of the lesson. Maybe some of us will become Olympic gymnasts one day?

Michelangelo's in the making!

Today we learned about Michelangelo and his famous works. We learned that he painted the Sistene Chapel in Rome. We also learned that it took him 4 years! We decided to try out his method of working on his back to understand what it must have been like to paint a whole ceiling. We were sketching some famous places in Italy and we were really trying to look out for the shapes in the pictures to help us draw. What a hardworking set of children Y2 are!

Exciting Eruptions in Y2

On Thursday Y2 made and erupted some volcanoes. They first had to make their volcano using a small plastic container and some paper. The container was placed in the middle and paper stuck around the edges to make it look more like a volcano. We then added Bicarbonate of Soda and Vinegar to make them erupt. The children decided to look and see whether they erupted like Stromboli (down one side) or like Mount Etna (all over the volcano). Mrs Shaw and Miss Healy were very impressed with this as they hadn't even thought of that! We are sure there are some budding volcanologists in Y2!

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