Welcome to year two, we were so pleased to see the children back at school, filling rooms with laughter and chatter. The children have embraced learning and were excited to be back together and return to some sort of normality.
We are working closely with year one and carrying out activities in a bubble. For the first-half term we have used the book ‘The Colour Monsters’ by Anna Llenas, focusing on emotional wellbeing, learning how to express our feelings and support our friends. We created our own portraits in the style of Andy Warhol and are now looking at the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his painting of Sunflowers as part of previous work on tint and shade. This is linked to the colour yellow depicted as a happy emotion in the story. We have been introduced to the STEM area and enjoyed a few challenges, working together in order to succeed.
We have enjoyed many outdoor activities, where we have taken part in team building games, problem solving tasks and Forest School; exploring nature, building dens, cooking in the mud kitchen and climbing trees. We have developed our health and wellbeing, taken risks and built our communication skills.
Next half-term, we will be using the wonderful book by Oliver Jeffers called ‘Here We Are’ gaining a sense of the world, where we fit into. Pupil Voice will play a big role in planning the activities, so, lots more exciting learning to look forward to.