In music, we have been learning how to use letter notation to play melodies and create our own compositions.
In geography, we carried out some fieldwork in the school grounds. We went on a search for physical and human features of the school. We decided that a feature is something that is an important, large object object that generally stays in one place and cannot be easily moved. As we walked around the grounds, we identified the features we saw and made a note of them to use later in the topic.
In our class book, The Colour Monster, the main character has some very mixed up feelings. We discussed how we can identify our own and other people's feelings and used drama to help us explain why the Colour Monster may have been feeling the way he was.
We were lucky enough to have a drama workshop taster session today.
In computing, we have been learning about the jobs computers have in the real world. We thought about the way computers are used in a supermarket and looked at how they can be used for scanning, checking stock levels and reordering.
Year 2 have enjoyed studying the work of Van Gogh. We looked at lots of his famous paintings, including The Potato Eaters, Starry Night and Sunflowers. We discussed the techniques used in Van Gogh's Post-Impressionist style: intense colours, lots of expressions and bold, visible brush strokes.
We looked at the sunflowers we planted in Year 1 to help up create our own interpretations of Van Gogh's most famous and valuable work: Sunflowers. We spent some time practising our pencil skills on scrap paper first, jotting down some ideas before we started on our final piece. We used our pencils in different ways, practising creating light, shade and texture.
To make sure our sketches were detailed, we compared our sketches with a partner and gave advice on how to make our artwork realistic. We then used pastels to add colour taking care to maintain the shade and texture.