Throughout the year the children are guided through a series of Learning Adventures. Below is a review of the last Learning Adventure with some associated photos, ENJOY!
Autumn 2 - We are Explorers Blog
The explorers of Year 2 arrived back at school, straight from half term, oozing with enthusiasm and curiosity ready for their next exciting adventure!
In English we delved straight into the exciting story of ‘Claude in the City’. A fictional tale of a dog who leads an extraordinary life by travelling to different places in search of bright lights and excitement! Year 2 shared their own experiences of exploring different places around the world, including cities such as London. We then learnt all about Claude and Sir Bobbly Socks’ exciting adventures and used actions to help us orally learn the story, so we could retell it to others! From this, we innovated our own version of this story to showcase some of our Year 2 writing skills. Both Miss Plaw and I were blown away by the quality of the creative writing that was produced, and it was wonderful to see that the children were proud to share their stories with others!
In Maths, our exploring skills were put to the test in a series of preparing, trekking, investigating and exploring challenges. Our Claude and Sir Bobbly Sock adventures continued by tackling calculation problems for addition and subtraction so that we could solve some word problems for our fictional friends.
Within our Geography adventures we travelled around the United Kingdom (on Google Earth!) and explored the four capital cities. We tasted delicious foods (Tayto Crisps, Jammy Joeys, soda bread, wheaten bread and fifteens) and even learnt some Welsh words!
Finally, in RE we have been exploring the Christian perspective of ‘purpose.’ The children shared their own values and opinions on what the word ‘purpose’ meant to them and listened to others’ beliefs attentively. At the end of the academic term, with Christmas excitingly around the corner, we discussed what Christmas means to Christians and then reflected on what Christmas means to us.
Our next adventure begins in Spring 1…
Miss Longley and Miss Plaw
Autumn 1 - Roll Up, Roll Up Blog
What a truly sensational start to Year 2 we have had. Year 2 delved straight into their ‘roll up, roll up’ circus adventure by having the exciting opportunity of a circus performer visiting Pilgrims’ Cross school to share his skills! Miss Plaw and I were blown away with the courage shown by all, especially when attempting the tricky tightrope and the stilts!
Autumn 1’s English begun with listening to, rehearsing and writing the story of ‘Biscuit bear’ – a biscuit who comes alive in the night and decides to have fun by making a whole circus of his own…
We were so impressed with how much the children’s love for learning brought this book to life and this was shown by Year 2’s impressive story writing skills.
Year 2 also got to take a special visit to Pilgrims’ Cross outdoor circus when learning to write a recount of ‘Leon and the place between.’ The children saw some familiar faces on this mini adventure, and we all (adults included) got to have a good giggle, especially with the incredible magician ‘Abdul Kazam!’
In Maths, the exciting adventures continued with a series of ‘place value’ and ‘pattern sniffing’ trekking and investigation challenges. The love of learning, courage to practice and apply learning within different adventurous challenges throughout these adventures demonstrated just how resilient Year 2 are already becoming!
Within our Science adventure, Year 2 have been learning about where food comes from, and what being ‘healthy’ really means. From this, we were able to persuade ‘Maurice’, a circus performer, to continue exercising in the lead up to his big show. Like Maurice, we were able to demonstrate our own performance skills in PE by learning some gymnastic moves on small and high apparatus, which was great fun!
Finally, in RE we have been exploring the Christian perspective of ‘creation’ and have been responding to these ideas through drawings. Both classes showed so much respect throughout this adventure, and great maturity by listening to others’ thoughts and opinions.
Lastly, we would like to share a massive thank you for all the support we have received with engaging within our exciting first learning adventure and finally by thanking those who were able to come to our ‘End of Adventure’ celebration.
Our next adventure begins in Autumn 2…
Miss Longley and Miss Plaw