Welcome to a new school year! The website will be used to keep you up to date with what is going on in Year 2. On this page you will be able to find weekly learning overviews, updates and pictures of what we have been doing in class and other useful information.
The children in Orange and Yellow class had a fantastic time learning about old toys at Christchurch Mansion this week and also enjoyed finding their way around the park, using our maps to help us. We even had some time to play on the play area, which was lots of fun too!
Everyone was very well behaved and all the staff that went on the trip were very proud of the children.
As part of our learning about 'The Gunpowder Plot' we created fire work pictures.
We watched a firework display video and thought about the shapes that fireworks make in the sky. We used oil pastels and paint to make these shapes in our pictures.
Our finished work is fantastic!
STEM week fridges
This week has been STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week at Ringshall. In Yellow Class we thought about how we could keep food cold without a fridge or a freezer. On Monday we investigated how quickly ice melted in different places. Using this to help us, we designed and made our own mini fridges.
Today we tested our fridges by seeing how long an ice cube would last before it melted. We couldn't believe that some of our ice cubes lasted for more than 40 minutes without melting!
Our STEM Champions
The ice cubes in these children's fridges took longer than 40 minutes to completely melt!
This week we have been thinking about how we can show a number using different resources. We used Numicon, Base 10 (sticks and bricks), spaghetti and pasta, bead strings and place value straws to show how many tens and how many ones were in a number.
Have a look at the pictures to see how we did!
Yellow Class Puppet Shows
As an end of term project, Yellow Class have been working hard to create their very own puppet shows based on stories from other cultures.
The children created story maps to retell their story and then used these to write their scripts.
They also designed and made hand puppets to be their characters. Some of the children had to show lots of resilience when sewing their puppets but they all looked fantastic in the end!
Today the puppet shows were performed to Red and Orange Classes.
Here are some pictures
This week is Science week at Ringshall School.
In Yellow Class we have been curious scientists! We have been asking questions, setting up investigations, observing changes carefully and explaining why we think something has happened.
Some of our science learning this week has amazed us!
Yellow Class' Trip to Ipswich Museum
We have been travelling in our 'time and place machine' during our topic this term. We went on a trip to the museum to explore items from the past.
We had to look carefully, think about which were the oldest and which were the newest and explain why we thought this.
Here are some pictures of our trip!