In Year 2 we have been busy reading lots of Roald Dahl books. This week we have been learning all about the BFG. We wrote our own dream journeys and created an instructional text on how to create that dream. We then followed our instructions to build our dream and catch it inside our dream bottles. Some added blue tissue to represent the ocean, or pink tissue for the colour of the mermaid’s hair. Others added the sound of drums beating or the smell of fresh donuts. Finally, we sprinkled our dreams with some magic dream dust and created our labels.
Roald Dahl Museum
On Tuesday we visited the Roald Dahl Museum. We were shown: a real BFG dream trumpet, walked through the James’ giant peach, saw how cameras were used to shrink Mike TV in Charlie and the Chocolate factory and we even got to create Mr Twit’s disgusting beard.
Today, Year 2 had a whole day celebrating and learning more about the Tudors. We made some Tudor bread in the morning. In the afternoon we had a royal banquet. We were able to taste some meats, cheese and exotic fruits. We even got to try some pottage, which is what the poor Tudors ate. We liked the bread the most as it was very sweet and filling. We followed our banquet with some Tudor style entertainment, dancing! We learnt a Tudor style dance and performed it in our classroom.
Year 2 have absolutely loved learning about the Tudors. They have enjoyed creating the Tudor family tree, learning about the ex-wives’ stories and are excited to find out all about Queen Elizabeth I and her achievements. They have practised incredibly hard for their class assembly and we hope you all enjoyed it!
Today, we had a whole day dedicated to SCIENCE! We learnt about Earth and Space and made our creatures which could survive on Mars. We then carried out an investigation to answer the question- ‘Which chemicals react with copper to alter a coin's appearance?’
We also had a very exciting visit from Chris the Scientist who taught us lots of different facts about Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
On Wednesday 17th November, Year 2 visited a local synagogue. We learnt about the special objects inside a synagogue, how to play a typical Jewish game and how to sing a Jewish song in Hebrew.