Welcome to Year 2
Teacher: Miss Cossey
TA: Mrs Elbrow
Miss Eadie (Mon-Thurs)
Term 5: Design and Technology - Puppets of People Who Stood Up For What They Believe In
We have been busy designing and making our own puppets of people who stood up for what they believe in, to help us retell in history what we have learnt about these important historical figures. Some of the people we chose were Marcus Rashford who stood up for children having free school meals, particularly during COVID and the school holidays; Greta Thunberg who stood up for the environment; Mala Yousafzai who stood up for girls' education, David Attenborough who stood up for the environment, and Emmeline Pankhurst who stood up for votes for women.
First we explored and evaluated different types of puppets such as hand puppets, finger puppets, stick puppets and marionettes (string puppets) before we designed our puppets and thought carefully about the materials we would need. We then practised different joining methods when using textiles such as sewing, stapling, taping and gluing. Finally we cut the fabric, sewed the edges of our puppets together before sticking the decorations onto our puppets to make them look like our designs of the people we had chosen.
We are so proud of the puppets we have made. Here are some photos to show the fantastic puppets the children have created:
Term 4: Design and Technology - Indian Fruit Salads
In Geography we have been exploring and comparing India to the United Kingdom, and as part of looking at the culture, we made Indian Fruit Salads. We had to design and choose which fruit we wanted to use in our Indian Fruit Salad and add the evaporated milk which some Indian Fruit Salads use to give a custardy taste. Once we had designed our fruit salads we practised how to cut the fruit safely using the claw technique and bridge hold using plastic knives and playdough. We then cut our fruit into small pieces used the safe techniques for cutting when we prepared our Indian Fruit Salads. Finally we got to enjoy tasting our Indian Fruit Salads - lots of us found them yummy and delicious!
Term 3: Art - Great Fire of London Dioramas
In art we have explored the different elements of colour, form and texture. We looked at the differences between warm and cool colours; how we can create texture by folding, pleating, scrunchy, twisting, tearing and cutting pieces of tissue paper, and how we can make 2D images appear 3D. We then used what we had learnt and applied it to create dioramas depicting a scene of the Great Fire of London. We worked in pairs or groups of three and had to think carefully about the background, middle ground and foreground. Here are some of the dioramas we have created with boats in the River Thames in the foreground, burning houses in the middle ground, and a fiery sky backdrop for the background: