October in Y2
For Black History Month we have been focusing on Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech.
Martin Luther King was born in 1929, he liked sports, piano and school. In 1929 times were hard for African Americans and they were not allowed to go to certain areas. Martin Luther King helped to change the law by uniting white and African American people.
Martin Luther King made the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech because he wanted to change the law. He was 39 when he died.
By a child in 2G.
‘I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!’
We discussed this speech and what it means to us…
Make and Take a Puppet
As part of our Science topic on materials, Year 2 recently enjoyed a thrilling trip to Horniman’s Museum where they took part in a ‘Make and Take a puppet’ workshop. We listened to a fantastic story about Rupa the Elephant where a mechanical puppet was used as an integral part of the story; it could cry tears!
Wow! Has two weeks gone by already.
These two weeks have gone by so fast and we have had so many great moments that we thought we would share a few of these moments with you.
In Science, we continued our Science investigation, which was ‘what is the best material in order to make a boat float?’ Pupils enjoyed working in small groups to make their boats. When testing our boats we were able to arrive at a conclusion. We found that plastic was the best material to use because it is light and waterproof.
For ICT we designed and made animation flip books, this was lots of fun. It was great seeing our images come to life.
In recorders we learnt how to play ‘a’ and ‘b’ notes, we used these notes to play a short tune.
During Italian lessons, we also learnt our colours and counting to 20 forwards and backwards. Soon we will be speaking Buona Italia!
For geography, we enjoyed creating maps of our local area. We even mapped our way from Mayow Park to the school.
For literacy, we wrote a detailed letter to Horrid Henry explaining how to get to our school from Mayow Park and why he should come to our school.
We had a visitor on Wednesday; a representative from the London Fire Brigade came and spoke to us about Fire prevention. Now we know how to prevent a fire in our homes and if there is a fire, we know how to leave our homes safely.
A letter to Horrid Henry giving directions to our school and why he should visit the school
Wow, What a fantastic beginning to the school Year!
Children have quickly settled in to our classroom environment. We have spent this week adhering to school rules.
When we arrive upstairs, we follow a morning routine:
- Say good morning to our teacher
- Register ourselves by putting our names into a cup
- Put our coats and bags onto our pegs
- Sit in our home seats and begin our Early Morning Work