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Spring Term 1 - Movers and Shakers

What makes a pioneer?

In this project, Year 2 will be sailing with Columbus as he voyages around the world on his travels; they will be launching into space with Neil Armstrong; standing up for woman's rights with Emmeline Pankhurst and fighting for equal rights with Rosa Parks as well as exploring significant individuals in the local area. They will create newspaper reports, setting descriptions and narratives based on their findings as well as creating timelines to show how explorers, activists and other significant others have changed the course of history over the years.

21/01/2022 - English


Year 2R have worked hard as journalists this week to write a report about the Apollo 11 mission. They have created drafts of their work, proof read and edited to create a super report about the mission from 1969.

21/01/2022 - Maths


Year 2R started their new unit in maths today of length and height. They started the lesson by looking at rulers and metre sticks and learnt how to use them correctly when measuring things. Next, they looked at different items around the class which they then measured and compared with each other to see which were longer or shorter than others.

19/01/2022 - History


This afternoon, Year 2 worked together to order the life events of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong chronologically. They then compared their explorations with different headings such as: transport, technology, discoveries etc.

19/01/2022 - Computing with Mr Carlton


This morning, the children worked with Mr Carlton and used the Strip Design app on the IPads. They learnt to take pictures and add them to their comic strip as well as add further features such as: speech bubbles and stickers.

12/01/2022 - History


This afternoon, Year 2R and 2B worked together to conduct some research into the significant explorer, Christopher Columbus. They read some information about him, watched a short documentary and then added their findings and knowledge to a large diagram cut out of him. They then compared these across the two groups to see if they had found out the same things!

10/01/2022 - Maths


Year 2R started their new unit of statistics today by creating a class table of data, collecting their own data and generating their own lines of enquiry to ask their peers.

05/01/2022 - History


Year 2R continued their study into significant people from history this afternoon. For this activity, they created a timeline based on when the significant person was born. They had to carefully look at the person's year of birth before ordering the significant figures chronologically on the timeline.

05/01/2022 - History


This afternoon, Year 2R used the 'Diamond 9' ranking system, where they looked at some key significant historical figures and put them into an order of least to most significant in their opinion. They had to justify their choices with reasons from the research they had completed into each person.

04/01/2022 - Launch Event and History


This afternoon, Year 2R launched their new project of Movers and Shakers by exploring the Dawson model, which determines if somebody is considered to be significant. They then moved onto studying local significant person - Sir John Franklin and his voyages and expeditions in discovering the Northwest passage. Finally, the children then sorted some significant historical people into groups for the kind of significant person they were, which included: artist, activist, explorer, monarch or scientist.