Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to the Year 2 page! This is where we will be posting updates about the fantastic learning taking place in Class 5TB and Class 6HT. We will be updating regularly so keep an eye out for information about things happening at school and pictures of our fabulous work.
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What does it mean to be alive?
This half term our topic is Living Things. We will be learning about the life cycles of different animals (including humans), what makes something alive and animals and their habitats, as well as lots of other exciting things!
Take a look at some of the games and videos below to learn some more about living things.
Our first week back after half term was Cobden Primary School's Science Week! On Wednesday year 1 and 2 were lucky enough to enjoy an exciting workshop about space provided by Science Theatre. We also conducted our own experiment about which biscuit is the best for dunking and were surprised to learn that Rich Tea biscuits are 'dunking champions', lasting for over 2 minutes before falling apart! Take a look at some of the pictures of our budding scientists:
In the Spring term we have been learning about materials and their properties. Our topic question is "What is a material?". We have been conducting lots of science investigations and sorting activities about different materials and what their properties are. We have sorted materials into different categories, looked for different materials around school and investigated whether the properties of materials change when they are heated up.
In our English lessons we have been writing reports about penguins and John Boyd Dunlop (who invented the pneumatic tyre) and have written our own versions of the Three Little Pigs.
In maths we have been learning about data handling & shapes.
This half term our topic is 'Light Up' and we have been asking questions about how we use light and investigating whether everything burns. So far we have learnt about the Gunpowder Plot, the Great Fire of London, Loughborough fair and how light is used in different religious festivals such as Diwali, Hannukah and Christmas.
In Autumn Term 1 out topic was Transport. We learnt about different types of transport: land, sea and air and how transport has changed over time. We also had a go at making our own moving vehicles!