Our topic for the first half term was:
'One Small Step'
During the topic we explored the big question:
'Why were Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus brave people?'
WOW, we certainly have learnt lots about people who have made significant changes in history.
To kick start our new topic 'One small step', the children arrived at school to be greeted with the night sky and instructions to head straight into Robins class. The classroom was filled with dazzling laser light stars and we watched the footage of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. The children were fascinated with the old fashioned footage and we enjoyed talking about the Apollo 11 space mission. We then became space engineers and designed our very own moon landing module for a very precious spaceman. It was the moment of truth, Wrens and Robins presented their moon landing modules to the rest of the class. As a year group we investigated which modules were the strongest and why. We dropped them from a height and watched them fall. We then opened them up to see if our spacemen had survived the journey. We are pleased to report that many of them did!
Throughout the rest of the topic, we have worked really hard to find out lots about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus and their significance throughout history. We researched many facts using a range of media and made our very own fact files! We also used papier Mache to create the surface of the moon, being careful to make craters. We found out that the Earth orbits the sun, and the moon moves around the Earth and created models to show this.
Year 2 have certainly had a busy half term filled with fantastic learning.
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Our topic for the second half term is:
During the topic we will explore the big question:
'Where would you rather live - South Africa or England?
Get ready for a splash of colour and a loud noise!
The sound of African drumming will be carried through the corridors of Wimborne First School! The children will be treated to a host of African activities, whilst learning about life in South Africa. They will taste a range of South African foods and immerse themselves in local life through watching a local dance, listening to traditional stories and playing the drums.
Through our topic learning, the children will use clay to design and make an African clay pot. They will look closely at a range of African patterns and use carving tools to finish their pots with a chosen effect. We will look closely at lots of pictures from both South Africa and England and discuss the similarities and differences. We will then look at a range of South African animals and make our very own shilloute pictures using pastels to create the South African sunset.
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