On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, Year 2 took part in the fun mindfulness art day, which was all about developing art skills and learning how to draw and colour, carefully, but also it linked to their science topic, habitats.
The children used graphite and charcoal to draw to some music, which was called Vivaldi. They looked at how to shade pictures to give them depth and texture. They also used some similar materials, like charcoal and pastels to colour in different lines and patterns and shade to make them look real and professional: not only this, but they used shells and twigs to draw. However, they couldn’t look at them instead they had to draw from what they felt like! At the end of the session, the artwork they had created was amazing, full of bright colours and textures from ink and symbolised how they had worked together to create something fantastic!
Art day was a brilliant day and the children really enjoyed it, and some children said they would rate it 100% it was so amazing!
This afternoon, 2P gave us a brilliant assembly, all about ‘Together We Can’, (the school motto) and how they had been working together in different activities as a class, and helping each other do everything they needed to do. They thought about the time they work together in school, in every subject like science, maths and art, and that working as a team sometimes can be fun and helpful too.
They also told us about the book they had been reading, which was called The Day The Crayons Quit, and how all the crayons were very unhappy, until they started to work as a team to create beautiful, and brightly coloured pictures! Some of the children dressed up as the crayons, looking fantastic, and acted out how the crayons would feel, and that they felt they weren’t getting used enough, and wanted their colours to be shown off more! During art day, Year 2 had created a huge piece of artwork using brightly coloured inks and graphite, working together, and the outcome was amazing, all different textures and colours and patterns, which also symbolised how they had done it together, as a team to make something beautiful and brilliant, while enjoying doing it!
To finish off their fantastic performance, the children sang a fun song about being kind and helpful to eachother, and that it doesn’t take a lot to brighten someones day! Well done 2P!
On Thursday, Year 2 travelled all the way to York on a trip to the York Chocolate Story. Over the past few weeks, the classes (2S and 2P) have been reading and basing their work on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, enjoying reading about Charlie and his trip to the Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Once they had arrived, they did a tour of the history of chocolate, how it was originally made and what was really used to make it. After, Year 2 learned how to make chocolate lollipops, doing it along with a professional, who worked at the Chocolate Story. The children got to eat it afterwards, and it was yummy! Mrs Philips said, “The chocolate was amazing and so delicious!”
Going further into the factory, the children did a fantastic workshop on making edible wallpaper! Imagine having that in your bedroom! Yum Yum! They learnt more tips and tricks on making the perfect chocolate to eat and made their own little wallpaper with different chocolate designs.
After an amazing time at the chocolate factory, on the way back, the year group visited the York minster, having a quick look and learning of information before it was time to go home. They looked at all the incredible architecture of the building and wondered how long it might have taken to built.
The children loved visiting the chocolate factory, learning all different ways of making delicious chocolate creations. Best of all, the chocolate was yummy!
By Mckensey and Daniel
3G assembly was all about Dinosaur Cove and fossils. We learnt a lot about what Year 3 have been up to as well as lots of facts about the book. Did you know that in the book there is a character called Jamie when he is older he would like to be a scientist? When he moved to Coast he made a friend called Tom and they found a cave that leads to a world full of dinosaurs.In the assembly they also taught us about volcanoes and different rocks like sedimentary rock.
At the end of the assembly Mrs Keighley embarrassed the parents and family members that had come to watch by asking them what a synonyms and an adjective was and none knew but we all did!
The assembly was amazing we really enjoyed it! Well done 3G!
By Amelia and Emily Mae