Year 2 Goings On
The Gingerbread Man
We have been using the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ to inspire our writing, so we baked some gingerbread men. It was great fun mixing, weighing and smelling the ingredients! We carefully decorated them using icing and edible decorations. The best part was eating them though!
From St John’s to India
We designed and created our own batik art. We drew our design on material before using cantings to draw the design using hot liquid wax. We had to be very careful doing this. Once the wax was solid again, we painted our fabric using fabric paint. Mrs Lister then took them home to iron them, and as the wax melted, our patterns became clear again. The results were fantastic!
Eggs & Chicks & Ducks
For our science topic on animals, a lovely parent lent us their incubator and provided us with chick and duck eggs. We were extremely excited to see two of the ducklings hatching live! We had three ducklings and two chicks, although, unfortunately, one chick didn’t survive. The chick and ducks will be back to visit at the Summer Fair so we can’t wait to see what they look like now!
During our animal themed Book Week, we had a visit from Basil and Crew with their gorgeous farm animals! The children loved stroking, feeding and brushing the animals and particularly enjoyed feeding the lambs their milk – the lambs were so strong!
To support our geography topic, ‘Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside’, year 2 went on a trip to Littlehampton Beach. The children built sandcastles, dug holes and buried their feet. After lunch, they all had an ice cream (some children got messier than others!) and then we all went into the sea for a paddle – everyone got very wet due to all the splashing around, but we all thoroughly enjoyed it! What a brilliant day it was!