Oak Class - Year 2

 

Summer Term 2017

Extreme Mountain Bike Show

As a reward for most of the school cycling or scooting to school during National Cycle to school week we won a show from the extreme mountain bike show. They came into school and amazed everyone with their stunts and tricks that they were able to do on their bikes. 

Fun in Maths

We have had lots of fun this year using a lot of different equipment and measuring scales in Maths. 

Designing vehicles

We have had a lot of fun designing and making our own vehicles. We made a wide variety of vehicles including a Gruffalo car, a steam roller several aeroplanes and many other different types of vehicles. Here we are holding our finished products. 

Spring Term 2017

Great Fire of London

Our topic this term was the Great Fire of London and we loved it. We learnt a lot about it in History. In Art we designed and built our own Tudor houses.

We then had the most amazing experience and we re-created the fire by burning our houses. It showed us what it would have been like for the people of London in 1666.

World Book Day

We had a great time dressing up as our characters from our favourite books. Can you guess what characters we are?

Pancake Day 

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating pancake day at school. We looked at the history of Shrove Tuesday (or known in some countries as Fat Tuesday or Bursting Day) and the first ever pancake day race in Olney. We then made some pancakes for ourselves and in the afternoon took part in some exciting pancake day races.

Chinese Dance

To celebrate Chinese new year we had a dance teacher come into school and teach us some traditional Chinese dances. We had lots of fun dancing and wearing the dragons head and costume. 

PE High and Low

In our PE lessons we have been learning to do balances with different parts of our bodies. We also have been learning to keep our heads high or low while we have been doing our balances. 

Autumn Term 2016

Making Puppets 

We had great fun, designing and making our hand puppets. We thought it would be a lot easier sewing them, but in the end we got there and love our finished puppets. 

Remembering others

This term we have been learning about the world and our country and remembering those less fortunate than us. We also remembered all those people who have fought in wars for us and give their service to our country and community. We painted poppies and had great fun dressing up in spots for 'Children in Need' day. 

Computing

We have been using the Bee bots to develop our skills at writing our own programs and trying to draw some Maths shapes using the 4 commands of Forward, Back, Right and Left. 

Art

In Art we have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy and how he uses natural materials to create his artwork. The materials used in Andy Goldsworthy's art often include brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pine cones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns. We had a try at creating our own work in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. First we used leaves then we had a go at creating a piece of work using stones. 

Summer Term 2016

Stockwood Atheltics Trip

We all walked to Stockwood Athletics Stadium and experienced the full size track. Wow, it was big!

We had a really fun morning competing against each other in a variety of activities.

We particularly enjoyed running on the big track and having a go at the long jump into the sandpit.

What a busy day we had!

Woburn Safari Park

To finish our learning about Animals and their Habitats we went on a fantastic trip to Woburn Safari Park. We saw lots of different animals wandering around the park including a Lion that came very close to the coach and several monkeys that climbed on the coach. We think they wanted to join us back at school!

SELF

We have been self-reflecting this half term. We thought about people that had helped us in some way during the year and made them Thank you cards. I am sure everyone who received one was very pleased.

Science

In Science this term we have been learning about plants. We have planted lettuce and sunflower seeds and have been learning what they need to grow and stay healthy.

Look at our tasty lettuce that we took home.

Spring Term 2016

Great Fire of London

Our topic this term was the Great Fire of London and we loved it. We learnt a lot about it in History. In Design Technology we designed and made Fire Engines with moving wheels and in Art we designed and built our own Tudor houses.

We then had the most amazing experience and we re-created the fire by burning our houses. It showed us what it would have been like for the people of London in 1666.

We hope you enjoy watching our movie!

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Grammar in Year 2

We enjoy learning how to use the correct grammar in English to help us to speak and write properly.

We have been learning about verbs and how to use them in the correct tense.

It was fun!

Chinese New Year

On the 8th February we celebrated Chinese New Year.

We took part in a Chinese Dance workshop in the morning, then in the afternoon we turned our class into the 'Oak Class Chinese Restaurant'.

We enjoyed sampling some egg fried rice and sweet and sour sauce. It was yummy!

 

Autumn Term 2015

Anti-Bullying Week

We behave excellently in Oak class and are very kind and caring towards eachother.

As part of our SELF lessons we have been reminding ourselves about the effects

of being unkind or hurtful towards others.

We did an activity about how our comments can have a lasting effect upon us.

We screwed up our 'hearts' with unkind comments and then said lovely things to

eachother and tried to smooth our 'hearts' out.

Sadly, we discovered that our 'hearts' wouldn't smooth out properly.

We decided that it is better to only be kind to avoid damaged hearts!

 

Potatoes!
When we were in Year 1 we planted some potato bags and Mrs Dixon has helped them to grow over the summer. We have now dug them up. We had loads of potatoes and we also had loads of fun getting rather dirty! Mrs Dixon then boiled them so we could taste our efforts. They were very tasty!

Maths
We have been learning the 2 times tables and

had great fun working together.

                  

                 

                   

 

Summer Term 2015

 

Willows Farm
We have been learning about animals, plants and their habitats so we went to

Willows Farm to support this. We enjoyed looking at, stroking and feeding lots of different animals.

Our favourite activity was feeding the Goats. Their tongues tickled our hands!

We had a really good day and enjoyed having fun together.

Tag Rugby
We visited Dunstablians Rugby Club and had a fantastic day of Rugby. Many children from various schools attended and they all learnt some useful skills before participating in an inter-school tournament. 

We all thoroughly enjoyed our day and learnt many new skills. 

 

Chinese Dance Workshop
We had a professional Dance teacher visit us to teach us some Chinese Dances. She taught us the history of the traditional dances and we learnt a Parasol Dance and a Dragon Dance. We all had great fun learning some new dances.

 

Spring Term 2015

 

Bread Making and Fire Engines

During our topic of The Great Fire of London we had two fun activities to help our learning.
We learnt that the fire started in Thomas Farriner’s Bakers in Pudding Lane and we had the opportunity to make our own bread rolls a bit like he would have baked. They were fun to make and very tasty to eat!

 

We also learnt that sadly the fire brigade didn’t exist in the days of the fire and the water squirters they had didn’t work very well. We had a visit from the Fire Service who taught us all about fire safety and they let us have a go at squirting their hosepipes. They would have been very useful in the days of the Great Fire! We had great fun!

 

 

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day in Oak class and we wore some fantastic costumes.

We brought special books into school and shared them with each other. We wrote about our characters, did some wordsearches, made bookmarks and read some fantastic stories.

 

 

Art
We have been learning how to mix powder paints, which colours are ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ colours and how to lighten and darken our colours by adding white or black. We chose a ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ colour, mixed the paint and then painted a pattern showing the lightening and darkening of our colour.

 

Science

We have been learning about different materials and how they change.

They can change shape, size and form. We learnt about reversible and irreversible changes and we made toast in class to demonstrate an irreversible change.

 

 

We also made our own pieces of paper by recycling other types of paper. We particularly enjoyed making the squidgy pulp and then squeezing the water out in the wire press.

 

 

History

We have been working hard since we returned to school following our Christmas holiday.

To begin our topic we have been learning about the Great Plague which happened in 1665, just a year before the Great Fire of London.

We learnt the origins of the Nursery Rhyme 'Ring-O'-Ring-O'-Roses' and that the Plague doctors and many other people believed that carrying dried flowers would keep away the Plague germs and also mask the nasty smells.

We had great fun making Pot Pourri balls and doing some drama role-play of the Plague.

 

               

         

              

                                                   

 

Autumn Term 2014

 

Anti-Bullying Week

We behave excellently in Oak class and are very kind and caring towards eachother.

We have been reminding ourselves about the effects of being unkind or hurtful towards others.

We did an activity about how our comments can have a lasting effect upon us.

We screwed up our 'hearts' with unkind comments and then said lovely things to

eachother and tried to smooth our 'hearts' out.

Sadly, we discovered that our 'hearts' wouldn't smooth out properly.

We decided that it is better to only be kind to avoid damaged hearts!

 

Children In Need

On the 14th November we had a 'Superhero' day in aid of Children In Need.

We donated money to dress up as a 'Superhero' and had a great day

creating our own superheroes and writing about their powers.

Can you spot who we dressed up as?

 

Remembrance Day

On the 11th November we remembered all the brave people who lost their lives over the last 100 years.

 

Art

Oak class have been learning about Houses & Homes and have looked at the different

patterns, textures and shapes found in buildings. 

We created some prints using a variety of objects we found around our classroom.

 

Maths

Oak class have been enjoying Maths in Year 2!

We have been showing how well we work in teams to make our own 100 square.

              

               

               

 

We have also been learning our 2 times tables.

 

 

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Summer Term 2014

 

Making Cars

In Design Technology we designed and made cars!

First we had to assemble boxes for the main body of the vehicle. This was rather tricky, but we got there in the end. Then we learnt how to use a hacksaw! We felt very grown up sawing our dowling to make the axles. Then we had to poke the dowling through the correct holes. Next the teachers helped us with the glue gun and popped some very hot glue onto the ends of the axles. After that we could push the wheels on nice and tightly. Finally we painted our cars lots of bright colours to decorate them.

We think they look fantastic!

 

Maths Fun!

We have been learning about symmetry in Maths.

We have identified lines of symmetry in shapes and we have also learnt about reflective symmetry.

That can be a bit tricky but we found that using a mirror helped us to create

patterns of both sides of a line of symmetry.

 

St Andrews Church Visit

Our Summer Term has got off to a great start and on 30th April we walked down to

St Andrews Church for the afternoon. We were treated to some acting to teach

us about the events that happened at Easter time.

We took part in some activities and sang some great songs.

We love singing!

Spring Term 2014

 

Firemen Visit

On 2nd April we had a visit from the Fire Service who taught us what they do,

how we can stay safe and what we should do if we found a fire.

After this we went outside and all had a turn at squirting their hoses and we

got to climb in their Fire Engine.

It was great fun!

 

World Book Day

On 6th March we celebrated World Book Day.

We all came to school dressed as characters from books and during the day we did lots

of activities to celebrate reading, stories and great books.

We all look fabulous!

 

Pancake Day

On 4th March we celebrated Pancake Day.

We had a very busy afternoon. We set up the 'pancake station' and we all learnt how to make the batter. Then we watched the pancakes being fried. It was very exciting!

When they were ready we all added our own toppings. We could choose from lemon and sugar or jam. We spread our toppings then rolled our pancake and ate them!

They were delicious!

 

Chinese New Year

On 31st January we celebrated the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Horse.

The morning started with a visit from Alex's Mum who told us all about how Chinese families celebrate the New Year.  Alex and his Mum sang a song to us and gave all a traditional red envelope as gifts.

Then we all made some bright and colourful Chinese Dragons.

In the afternoon we had our own 'pop up' restaurant and sampled a selection of Chinese foods and snacks. It was yummy!

                           

                               

                                

                               

                               

                               

                              

    

 

                         

                           

                           

    

Autumn Term 2013

Science

Oak Class have been learning about how materials change. 

We learnt about how paper is made from pulp and we made our own paper by ripping up toilet paper and newspaper, mixing it with water, straining the pulp and moulding it in a wire frame.

We had to make sure we squeezed all the excess water out.

It was great fun!

We left them to dry for a week, then we displayed them for everyone to see.

We are really pleased with our homemade paper!

In Science we have also been carrying out various experiments.

We melted chocolate in various ways and observed how it changed from a solid to liquid form, then we put the liquid chocolate in the fridge and it turned back to solid.

        

        

        

                                                                                           

We also explored how bread changes when heated up... yummy toast!

We learnt that this change is irreversible, so the best thing to do was spread butter on it and eat it!

 

 

Maths

Oak Class have been counting in 2's and learning their 2 times tables.