Year 2: Delaunay class
Sonia Delaunay was a Russian-born French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris and cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964.
Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.
In Year 2 children have the opportunity to write in many different formats, have guided reading and phonics lessons daily, visit the school library to get a book to take home as well as consolidating and progressing their learning in maths through number, shape, data handling and problem solving.
Reading books and reading diaries go home every afternoon and are brought to school every morning. We encourage the children to read every night, and write in their reading diary each time they do so.
PE will take place on Thursdays. Children need a plain white t-shirt and blue jogging bottoms or shorts to change into, as well as suitable footwear.
Homework is given out once a week on a Friday and will be due in the following Friday. If children are finding it difficult, discuss this with the teacher.
Year 2 will perform an assembly about the things they have been learning on the 22nd April 2016. Parents are welcome to attend these.
Today, we were introduced to our new unit of work for maths – geometry. We explored lines of symmetry, quarter and half turns, properties of 2D and 3D shapes and use Venn diagrams to sort and classify. All of this was linked to our pirate topic.
Early last Friday morning, a strange treasure chest appeared outside the Delaunay classroom door, surrounded by a swarm of sea gulls. Captain McNerney and Captain Ruskin dragged the heavy chest inside and revealed its contents to the excited children. It seems that...
Autumn Term 1 – The Great Fire of London
This term our topic has been ‘The Great Fire of London’. The children learnt how and where the fire began and what the people had to do as a result of the fire. We used a storytelling approach to help the children remember the sequence of events which took place and this helped them learn and retain key facts linked to ‘The Great Fire of London. They learnt how to keep a diary just like Samuel Pepys did during the tragic event.
Spring Term 1 – Mega Structures
This term our topic is ‘Mega Structures’. During this topic we will be finding out about different mega structures from around the world as well as visiting some local mega structures to look at these in more detail. We will also be testing a range of materials to see which will be most suitable to build a structure. Based on these results we will design and create our own structures.
Summer Term 1 – Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Autumn Term 2 – People Who help Us
This term our topic is People who help us with a particular focus on ‘Florence Nightingale’.
The children have shown great curiosity in this topic and are asking lots of questions as well as doing research at home to find out more about her life. The children have taken part in role play scenarios to get a better idea on what life was like for Florence Nightingale.
Spring Term 2 – Pirates Ahoy!