Welcome to our class page. Please check regularly to find out all about our exciting learning journey.
Reminders and Dates for the Summer Term
The children will be enjoying Dance lessons every Wednesday and PE lessons every Friday. Please bring a labelled kit in at the start of the half term – this will be returned at the end of the half term.
Below you will find lots of photographs about the learning in our class.
Our Learning in Year 2
The children had lots of fun on their scooter training this week. We learnt all about how to stay safe when riding a scooter. Did you know that you should always get off your scooter when you cross the road? It’s much safer!
We are really enjoying learning about plants this half term. We have been very busy planting seeds and writing instructions to help others if they would like to plant their own! Mrs Ryan thinks that we’ve all definitely got ‘green fingers!’
The children had lots of fun on our Westbrook walk. They looked at different trees and plants, noticing similarities and differences, searched for different animals in different habitats, and used natural materials to create some artwork.
We had a super, sunny day starting our new Science topic, ‘Plants.’ We started off by looking at different flowers, naming their parts. We then discussed their function and created our own labelled diagram. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, we took our learning outside, drawing and labeling trees on our school grounds.
Take a look at some of our super finger puppets! We designed them from our favourite Indian animals and worked really hard to sew very carefully. All of the adults who helped us were very impressed with our sewing skills!
Our topic for this half term is ‘India,’ and we have enjoyed learning all about the country and it’s culture. This week we have been extremely lucky as Mrs Sen came in to our class to tell us all about India, the country that she grew up in!
British Science Week
British Science Week is always a fun-packed week, full of exciting Science learning, and this week has been no different! Our week started with a visit from the ‘Science Boffins.’ We had a super assembly, where we were shown lots of exciting experiments and investigations. We were then lucky enough to have a workshop with the Science Boffins, where we learnt all about filtering water, food chains and keeping our environment clean and healthy.
To continue our Science learning, we started to think of our own questions and investigations that we could complete. Using some milk, food colouring and washing up liquid, we enjoyed testing and predicting what would happen when we put all of the liquids together. When we used a pipette to put the food colouring and fairy liquid in the milk, there was an array of ‘WOWs’ around the classroom!
We then chose to find out the answer to the question: Do the children with the longest legs jump the furthest?
We created our own table for recording and using a tape measure we set out to try to find an answer to our question!
World Book Day
It is always lovely to see all of the children sharing and enjoying their love of books on World Book Day. There were some fantastic outfits, and the children all enjoyed discussing their favourite characters and their favourite books. Our day involved lots of reading, a trip to our new library to enjoy a bedtime story, and using our art skills to create alternative front covers for our favourite books. Take a look at some of our fantastic outfits!
Fun in the Snow
The snowy weather meant that we all enjoyed some time making snowballs and snowmen. You can tell by the big grins on our faces that we all had so much fun!
Which sweet makes the best brick?
This half term our focus in Science has been materials. Today we completed a fair test to see which was the best sweet to use to make bricks. We chose to test fudge, marshmallows and chocolate buttons. After thinking about the properties a brick needed, we used our cement (icing sugar) to create our wall. We made sure to keep the number of sweets we used and the ball used to test the strength the same, in order to keep it a fair test. We found out that the fudge pieces were best for stacking, and that they held up in our strength test. They were also opaque, solid and not bendy!
As our topic is ‘Space’ this half term, this week we have had the chance to try something very exciting – astronaut food! Using our senses, we described how the food looked, felt, smelt and then finally we got to taste it! Most of us thought it was very delicious but a little strange looking!
I was very much looking forward to taking the children to the library because they are so enthusiastic about books! Of course, on our visit it was no different. The children were respectful of the library and other people and they behaved impeccably. They loved nothing more than choosing a great book and sharing it with a friend! We definitely have some authors of the future in our midst! Linking to our current project, we looked for non-fiction books about space. The children could identify a variety of non-fiction features, including contents pages, index pages and glossaries.
Making Healthy Drinks
This week is ‘Health Week.’ Throughout this week, our learning will concentrate on looking at how to keep our bodies and minds healthy. Today, we started with how to keep our bodies healthy by recapping our learning about healthy eating. We remembered the ‘Eat-Well Plate,’ and how important it is to have a balanced diet. From this, we enjoyed creating and making our own healthy drinks!
We started this by trying lots of different fruit juices: orange, pineapple, cranberry and apple, thinking about what we liked and didn’t like about the juices. We then chose two juices to mix together, measuring our juices exactly using a measuring jug! Using our knife skills, we finished our drinks with fruit that we chopped carefully using a knife. They tasted delicious!
On Tuesday we all had lots of fun during our ‘space’ themed day. Firstly, the children enjoyed a workshop all about Space, in a fantastic Space Dome which was huge!
We learnt lots of exciting, new things about Space. We were amazed to see a sea of shooting stars in the sky, called a meteor shower. Did you know this only happens around every 100 years? We also learnt about the moon’s phases and why the moon looks like it is a different shape each night. The children and teachers had a fabulous time!
We then went back to the classroom to complete a science experiment – what is the best material to make a space suit? We had lots of fun testing the different materials to find an answer to our question.
Finally, we ended the day looking at artist, Peter Thorpe, who paints pictures of rockets. We had a go at creating our own artwork, in his style. A fantastic day was had by all!
The children had lots of fun at their Christmas party. We enjoyed pulling crackers, playing pass the parcel and dancing to our favourite songs. Have a lovely Christmas break – Merry Christmas everyone!
Our topic this half term has been called ‘Lively Liverpool.’ Throughout our Geography lessons, we have been learning all about the differences between Liverpool and Westbrook. To follow on from this learning, we used junk to create a small-scale model of Liverpool’s waterfront, and of Westbrook. We explored different ways of joining materials, and learnt to join materials using tabs. Take a look! Can you guess which buildings we have re-created?
Our Christmas Play
The children have been working extremely hard, practising for their Christmas play, and WOW, wasn’t it fantastic? From our dancers to our elves, each and