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.
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....
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.
Here come the Aliens!
188.8.131.52.1.....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.
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.
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.