Mr Dale is the teacher in 2 Verdi and Mrs Zito is the teaching assistant.
Autumn Half Term 2
2 Verdi have had a great second half of the autumn term! Their History topic has continued to take the children all the way back to Ancient Egypt. This term, they learned about the process of mummification and were able to use this to mummify their own tomato! They were even able to meet the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamun. He answered questions about his life and told them all about life while he was ruling.
The children have worked extremely hard in all areas of the curriculum and been so focused on all of the tasks at hand. This term, they wrote a range of non-fiction texts, using their previous Science knowledge about materials and their everyday uses, and the Ancient Egyptians from History as a stimulus.
In Art, the children have had a fantastic time understanding the significance of and responding to the works of Henry Matisse. Through the medium of shape and complimentary colours, the children created beautiful pieces. They also drew inspiration from Kurt Schwitters and used non-art materials to construct pictures.
Science has given the children the opportunity to continue exploring and investigating materials and their uses. They have used their knowledge of the properties of the materials to choose suitable resources to design their own products.
Autumn Half Term 1
2 Verdi have had a wonderful start to the term and year! They have worked extremely hard in all areas of the curriculum and been so focused on all of the tasks at hand. This term, they wrote a range of fiction texts, using their class novel of The Mousehole Cat as a stimulus and began explaining their partitioning reasoning in Mathematics.
Their history topic took them all the way back to Ancient Egypt where they learned about what life was like and the customs held there. They were able to look at some artefacts and found out about the Egyptian Gods that were worshiped. They were also able to design their own Egyptian pots in art!
Science has given the children the opportunity to explore and investigate materials and their uses. They have had to learn the properties of the materials in order to explain why some are better suited to make objects than others.
PSHE day saw the children set themselves a goal for the coming term, name and identify foods from the 5 food groups and explain how to stay safe around harmful substances. In RE, the children explored the Hindu religion and even learned some traditional Hindi dancing!
This term Year 2 celebrated Black History Month through Diversity Week. In science, they had lots of fun finding out how the ice cream scoop was made. Alfred Cralle made the very first scoop. They investigated different materials and discovered which material spoon and scoop was the best to give us a lovely round scoop – they even ate the ice cream later! In art, the children learned about the significance of Rangoli patterns in India. Using coloured rice, they then made our own Rangoli patterns. They looked very symmetrical and colourful!