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You Are What You Eat!

 

This half term we have been learning about how we can keep healthy.  We have looked at what makes up a balanced diet and how exercise can help our bodies.  We have created 'Healthy Eating' leaflets using the features of non-chronological reports.  We also found out about Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale who were pioneers in health and hygiene. In maths we have been measuring body parts and using our data to create bar graphs we have continued our work on number and have also been finding fractions of shapes and quantities.

We visited the Walled Garden at Chiswick House.  We learned about how bees help plants, discovered more about how plants spread their seeds and potted our own bean plants.  Take a look at the photographs below to see more!

THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN!

 

In the first half of the Spring term, our topic was all about the circus.  At the start of this topic we had a visit from Mrs Chatralia who works with children from the circus community.  We learnt how these children go to school and what their homes are like.  In art we learnt how to use guidelines when drawing a self-portrait, then we turned our portraits into clown faces!

 

We loved reading 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl, did you know Mr and Mrs Twit used to work in the circus as monkey trainers?  We used alliteration, adjectives and similes to describe Mr and Mrs Twit.  We wrote about Mr Twit's beard using a shape poem.  

 

Our computing topic was 'We are photographers'. We learnt how to use a digital camera and what makes a good photograph.  In PE we were practising the circus skills of throwing, catching, balancing and dance.  We created our own poi to use in one of our circus skills lessons.  Take a look at the video below to see our poi in action! 

 

‘Sensational!’

 

In the Autumn term we learnt about our five senses and how our body uses each sense.  We learnt that our brain is part of our sensory system and thought about what it would be like to lose one or more of our senses.  In literacy we used our senses to add description to our writing.  We are great at using similes and adjectives! In science we investigated whether our sense of smell affects our sense of taste.

Can you name our 5 senses?

 

“Learning about our senses has been AMAZING!” Ruben.

 

Take a look at the photographs below to find out more...

Poi - Circus Skills

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Children of the World Year 2 Production

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Otter and Woodpecker

Autumn Term Curriculum Overview 2014


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