Autumn Term 2023 in Year 2

The term began with a school-wide exploration of the book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. This book focuses on the natural environment, the beauty of words, and features inspiring illustrations. The children have engaged in various activities inspired by the book, including acrostic poetry, observational drawings of ferns, immersive creative dance set to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Autumn, and working with charcoal and watercolour paint.

At Forest School, children have honed their language skills by collaborating on a poem based on their senses about autumn and have also used natural objects to create patterns, enhancing their mathematical skills. They have engaged in imaginative and collaborative role-play scenarios using loose parts to develop their creative and critical thinking skills.

Collaboration and teamwork have been a focus in various areas of the curriculum. The children have learned to listen and develop their team-working skills, both at Forest School and during new team games.

In math, the children have been learning how to measure using standard measures with accuracy, engaging in practical measurement activities within the classroom, in fact I do not think there is anything left to measure in our classroom!

The whole school launched its modern foreign language with a Spanish Week. Year one and two learned and performed a Spanish colour song called ‘Los Colores’, used common greetings like “Hola” and “Buenos días” in the morning, and incorporated Spanish words like “gracias” into their activities and even their harvest prayer.

The school participated in a whole-school celebration at the church to give thanks for the harvest. The children performed a poem and wrote a prayer for the occasion, and food donations were collected for Wrexham Food Bank to help those in need.

The children had the opportunity to engage in a virtual musical experience provided by Wrexham Music Service. They were introduced to different musical instruments and participated in singing familiar songs.

PC Hulley visited us to talk about the importance of safety, providing valuable information to help students stay safe.

All this in half a term! I wonder what we will achieve next half term, I am looking forward to finding out. Have a good half term whatever you are doing.

Jo Richards