Autumn Term 2 2017
At the beginning of term, Year Two travelled back in time to 1666 and started to learn about “The Great Fire of London!”
The children found out facts about this historic event through investigating different sources and they had great fun making bread and creating their own Tudor style house.
We also had an exciting drama day, where the children came into school dressed in clothes worn in 1666 and we acted out the key parts of the Great Fire of London. Having immersed ourselves in 1666, the children were able to write fantastic newspaper reports about this historic event.
Autumn Term 1 2017
We have been learning about Africa and the Masai tribe in Kenya. We read the story of the "Masai and I" and compared where and how we both live. We also read the story of "The Hunter" and thought of adjectives and adverbs to describe the animals. We then used these to create our amazing group poems which we performed at our Fantastic Finale, as well as making an African silhouette picture with our grown-ups. For our Inspiration Day Mrs Byles taught us African Drumming using Djembe drums. We learnt about the importance of drumming in the African culture and ‘call and response’ drumming. We also learnt how to play rhythms by clapping out the syllables in words.
This half term Year 2 have been studying modern artists. The children found out that Andy Warhol was a ‘pop artist’ who liked to use bright colours and repeated images in his work. The children created their own version of his ‘cans of soup’ picture. They looked at the work of David Hockney, who sometimes uses an app on his phone to create pictures. The children also created their own Mickey Mouse pictures in the style of Damien Hurst and shadow pictures in the style of Banksy, a mystery street artist. Antony Gormley was a sculptor who created crowd installations, the children used clay to recreate his sculpture.