Autumn Term 2
Over the past two weeks, Year 2 have continued their learning to support them in answering their big question at the end of the unit. We travelled all the way back to the 1920s to explore what televisions looked like and how they have evolved to the present day. The children reflected on the different ways in which technology has advanced and how this has helped communication. We found out that years and years ago projectors were used and TV images were in black and white! Today, the majority of families have televisions in their homes but when TVs first appeared, it was considered a luxury. We explored how television has enabled us to spread important news around the world and stay informed about Covid 19 updates. Furthermore, we reflected on how the advancement in technology provided many positive opportunities to communicate with loved ones during Covid, especially when we could not see them in person for a long time.
In English, Year 2 have been writing their own Great Kapok Tree stories. We have tried to include lots of extended noun phrases, descriptive language and some of our key vocabulary words such as injustice and implications. We thought about how it is an injustice to chop down a tree that so many creatures depend on and the negative implications that it will have on the animals. Miss Atkins has really enjoyed reading the stories and cannot wait to share some examples further down in the blog.
For RE, we have continued our learning about New Beginnings. The children were introduced to psalms, in particular psalm 139. The psalm reflected on how God is a wonderful creator and how God is always with us during new beginnings. We then had a go at writing our own psalms and celebrated all of the positive new beginnings we have had so far in our lives.
As part of our Art project, we have been exploring Mixed Media. We had a go at taking still images of parts of the St Dominic grounds with the class ipads, which we would use as our mixed media image focus. As a class, we decided on the stain glass cross that we have in our prayer garden. We recreated the same image four times but used different materials for each cross. The materials we used were colouring pencils, pastels, water colours and tissue paper. We hope you like them!