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Penguin Bottles

We designed and created our own sculpture using paper and paste to layer over our bottles. First we chose which type of penguin we wanted to make and drew a design. Then we used suitable materials to follow our design and decorate to make as close a match to our plan as possible. We are very proud of the results.

 

Ukulele Concert

Here are a few photos from our Year 2 Ukulele Concert last week. Thank you to all the grown-ups for coming to watch. We hope you enjoyed listening as much as we enjoyed performing to you all!

Ukulele 

This term we have been busy learning how to play the ukulele with the wonderful Miss Dixon from Hampshire Music Service. We have learnt to pluck and strum our ukulele and we can name the different parts of it too. We have loved learning lots of new songs to sing alongside playing our ukuleles or clapping to different beats. We can’t wait to perform to our grown ups next week!

Roald Dahl Puppets

Our author focus last half term was all about the amazing work of Roald Dahl. We loved listening to his stories so much that we were thrilled to be able to create our own puppet based on our favourite characters. We carefully planned our puppet before having a go at sewing our puppet together. Take a look at some of our wonderful creations…

Diwali Dance

This afternoon we were treated to some expert dancing tuition. As part of the celebration of Diwali, the festival of light, the company West End in Schools presented a workshop based on the story of Rama and Sita. Take a look at the smiles on our faces in the photos! We had so much fun!

Penguin Day

Today was Penguin Day and what a great day we had! We were each given an egg to look after for the entire day. We created our brood pouches using a range of materials to help keep our egg safe, warm and dry. It was so lovely reading some of our favourite books to them during the school day. We then practised our penguin sketching by creating a mood board thinking carefully about the colours that matched our penguin. We finished the day by learning the first part of a 'Penguin Dance' which was made all the more exciting because we were dressed as penguins!

Roald Dahl Day

Year 2 enjoyed a special Roald Dahl day where we all dressed up as our favourite Roald Dahl characters including the teachers! We took part in an Enormous Crocodile drama workshop, created Wanted posters to catch that dastardly Enormous Crocodile. We also decorated crocodile biscuits after deciding what ingredients would be needed to create a ferocious crocodile and then finished our day with some crocodile sketching. What a fantastic day we have had!

Gymnastics

Today in PE we have been practising the 5 basic gymnastics shapes. These are: straight, star, tuck, pike and straddle. We then chose 2 of these shapes to create our own sequences thinking carefully about how we could 'travel' across the mat.

Chance to Shine Cricket

This half term we have been enjoying learning, and putting into practice, some cricket skills. This week we got into small groups and practised bowling and batting. Lots of fun was had by all and we would like to say a big thank you to James from 'Chance to Shine Cricket' for making the sessions so much fun!