Year 2 went on a fantastic trip to the Zip Yard Milton Keynes this week! The trip was to celebrate not just having one winner but 2 winners from the design a bunny outfit competition. The winners Harlie and Aaron, got to take the whole class to the Zip Yard to see their designs being made. The Zip Yard showed the children how to sew together the outfits and got to help dress the winning bunnies. Everyone was impressed by how well they had transformed the designs into real life.
After the children were treated to a surprise visit from Bobby the Intu frog. They loved meeting Bobby and got to have their picture taken. The children were finally treated to a goody bag to take home. Everybody enjoyed watching the outfits being created and meeting Princess Neon (Harlie's Rabbit) and Aaron Junior (Aaron's Rabbit).
Year Two have enjoyed composing music using 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson. We focussed on timbre and creating different soundscapes for each of the places the snail and the whale took us on their adventure!
We read the story, created our own multimedia Art landscapes in reflection of the book, and then sorted instruments into their different timbres and moods to create our soundscapes. To help our performance skills we wrote down our music using a graphic score to help us organise our composition. We were then lucky enough to perform our soundscape story composition to Miss Kerrigan and Miss Lovelock!
Everyone had such a fun day! Have a look at some of our pictures.
Year 2 have had a fantastic trip to Hazard Alley this week! Both classes enjoyed the opportunity to learn about safety in an active way. When we arrived we split off into small groups and each had our own dedicated volunteer to work with us. First of all, we got to learn how to use a pelican crossing correctly to cross a road as safely as possible which was really fun! As well as this, we got the chance to learn how to dial the emergency services in a number of challenging situations including a fire and a drowning! We also got to role play in a kitchen and learn about how to keep ourselves safe around knives and pots and pans. Then finally, we all took part in an online safety interactive session about how to keep ourselves safe using the internet. It was a fantastic day and the children are very much enjoying filling in their workbooks following the trip.
On Monday Year 2 had a visit from a scientist! We were learning about how animals have evolved over time and had the chance to take part in a quiz! Year 2 were able to act out being part of the evolution time line and pretend to be different species along the way. We have also taken part in some extra Science Week activities such as growing our own plants and going on a nature walk! Year 2 had to work collaboratively in groups this week during their nature walk to identify different types of habitat around school.
Today Year 2 had their ignite day which was fantastic! The children dressed up as superheroes and did a variety of activities to kick start our new project. One of the highlights of the day was creating our own dances in groups to accompany superhero music. After break the children got to create their own special superhero passport detailing their superpowers and costumes.
Year 2 have had an exciting start to the year with a brilliant ignite day for their topic, the Great Fire of London. We were lucky enough to be joined for the day by Mistress Victoria and Master Ian who brought with them plenty of activities and knowledge! We started the day by getting into role and imagined that we were in London in 1666 and the fire had just broken out. Throughout the day we had regular updates about how the fire was spreading and also learnt lots of new skills by making apothecary bags, writing with quills and learning all about medicine at the time.
After lunch we became archaeologists and carefully dug in soil to see what was left after the fire and how we could tell who the items belonged to. We found pots, cups and shells! Finally, the children were able to watch Victoria make a button out of pewter. Next week we will be continuing our learning by writing recounts of the day and using our items that we made to help us. When we have finished this the children will be able to take them home to show their families.
On Wednesday 20th June year 2 were so excited to attend the primary music festival. It was held in the Ridgway Centre and year 2 children from across Milton Keynes were included.
We traveled there on a bus, which also caused much excitement! And once there, we were were directed to the seats labelled for Great Linford.
Once our voices were warmed up by the vocal coaches we sang the songs we had learnt; accompanied by a real band. We also learnt new songs with actions.
It was a fantastic experience to sing as a giant choir with other schools and year 2 were amazing and really showed true Great Linford values when out representing our school.
So we have started our final summer term! For our English work we have been learning to write instructions, so the children made their own ham and cucumber sandwiches (or jam!) and followed their instructions on what to do next.
They then took the sandwiches home to enjoy!
We have all been practicing hard to learn the songs ready for the Primary music festival, including the song 'Wake up' that you can hear recorded on our very own Great Linford CD! (More details of this to follow)
During PE we have been practicing ready for Sports day next week and look forward to seeing many of you there!
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
Recently, as part of our explorers topic, year 2 visited Hazard Alley. The excitement of the day started when a double decker bus came to collect us!
Hazard alley is a purpose built centre, where children can safely experience hazards that they may come across. In our groups we worked our way around the various hazards, which included; what to do if you found someone in deep water, if a fire started when you were home, how to cross a road, staying safe around railway tracks and around building sites. The children were able to make 'real life' calls to emergency services and were given guidance about what information to share and ensuring that they stayed calm and spoke clearly.
We all had a fantastic day and the children were amazingly well behaved and showed true Great Linford values to the volunteers at Hazard Alley, who helped us with our day. Thank you again to the parent volunteers that accompanied us.