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WELCOME TO YEAR 2

We are very busy in Year 2!

 

We have lots of fun solving problems, and you can often find us out the courtyard in the magic shop or garden centre! We use the iPads almost every day to help us develop our creative skills. We use GarageBand to create music for giants, Book Creator to show our Cymraeg skills, and iMovie to create trailers for our stories! We often pop to Rhiwbina Village to visit the shops and look for ways to improve our local community.

 

You can start to play a musical instrument and have lessons in school. You can choose the drums, recorder, guitar or the piano. During the Summer Term we also have tennis lessons at the tennis courts.

 

In Year 2, we use our thinking skills to snowball, diamond rank and use our thinking hats! Our traffic lights, twitter walls, learning caterpillars and PLAPS help us to identify what we have learnt and what our next targets will be.
 

Click here to check our games & PE days :http://www.rhiwbeinaprm.co.uk/games-pe-days/

We wear black/navy shorts and a white t-shirt.

We wear our outdoor kit for games -don't forget your jacket!

 

BIG WRITE and BIG MATHS! are on a Friday - and we wear slippers in Year 2!

Our Year 2 Topics....            

The Secret Garden

What is hidden behind the door at the bottom of the garden? Can you grow a sunflower taller than your teacher? Become a ranger, and work in the Garden Centre, and grow your own plants and flowers to attract animals in our very own secret garden. Can you follow the maps to find the secret garden hidden in school. Visit the garden centre in Rhiwbeina village to find the most popular selling plants and serve tea and coffee, and you make fruit salads in The Watering Can coffee shop!

Visit : Roath Park Rangers.

For more information on The Secret Garden see our topic web

Around the World

How fast can you travel around the world? Follow the clues from Harry Potter as he sends a howler message with a challenge each day. What will you have to do? Join us as we swim through water cities, take balloon rides across continents and journey on a train through the mountains. Walk through Rhiwbina Village to look for street furniture and use your numeracy skills to find the most popular way to travel to school. Muddy Bum Bikes will give you lots of ideas as you design a bike of the future.

Visit : Swansea Transport Museum.

For more information on Around the World in 30 Days see our topic web

Pudding Lane

Travel back to 1666 to find out who lived in Pudding Lane and research the Great Fire of London. Become a news reporter on the Rhiwbeina News Studio, and use Green Screen to report straight from the scene. Can you decode the mysterious diary? Can you design a plague doctor outfit? Visit the local  bakery to ask your market research questions before baking bread for your own Rhiwbeina Bakery, and making toast for your friends!

Visit : St Fagans, Rhyd-Y-Car Cottages.     

                                                   

For more information on 'Pudding Lane' see our Topic Web and Mind Map below.

Magic and Mystery

A quest awaits you! Come to the rescue of Queen Guinevere and find King Arthur. On your quest you will come across Giants and the dragons  and Merlin himself.  Can you write your own invisibility spell? Visit forest schools to paint in the style of Monet and design a frame to hold your work of art. Discover how to train your dragon with the art of dragonology. Use iMovie to create your own trailer about the Giant Preseli Hills and enjoy a popcorn filled movie afternoon!

 

Visit : Forest Fawr Story Trail.

 

For more information on Magic & Mystery click to see our topic web

Here come the Aliens!

5.4.3.2.1.....BLAST OFF....to an alien planet. How do aliens speak? What do they like to eat? How will aliens save the Earth? Create a new planet with your thinking group and use Musyc on the iPads to create sound fx. can you build a new moon buggy for QPootle5? 

Discover who won the space race, what planet will we travel to next? Mums and Dads will have a shock when you start speaking in alien languages!

Enjoy a dress up day as an Alien and speak your own Alien language.

For more information on Here Come the Aliens see our topic web

Jambo

Pack your suitcase we are off to Africa to explore life in Botswana. Look out for the Greedy Zebra squeezing into his new coat, Lazy Lion too busy to build his own house and discover a bungle in the jungle! On your journey you will enjoy creating an African Wall hanging, a fridge magnet to hold your spellings, speak Swahili and listen to the stories from under the Baobab tree. Get your dancing feet ready to dance to African drums. Kingman opticians will help you design new glasses as you learn about Vision Aid.

Visit : Noah's Ark Zoo  and Cardiff Mosque.                          

For more information on Jambo click to see our topic web!

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