In maths, year 2 have been working on comparing numbers and groups of objects. We talked about how we can check if one number is bigger than another and the children were able to explain brilliantly how they arrived at their answer. We used comparison symbols to show which number or group was less or greater.
As part of the Big Green Week, we have had our own Green Day. In Year 2, we learned how to look after plants and potted our own spider plants. We discussed ways in which we can look after the environment and improve the area that we live in.
In our art lessons, we have been looking at using shapes to create abstract artwork.
This term, we are lucky enough to have a sports coach from the Hunts Sports Partnership teach us PE. We have been practising moving around in different ways and at different speeds.
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.