We've had a great morning creating Kenyan animals. Mr Gill, an artist, came into school to work with us and we painted and collaged lots of different animals that you would find in Kenya. They look great and will go up in the corridor outside our classroom.
We have had some great homework this half term. I am so impressed with the safari jeeps, homemade binoculars, jewellery, artwork, writing and so much more. It is all on display in the classroom. Here is a sample of what has been brought in...
Year 2 have looked at Autumn trees in art. They talked about the colours and brought in a selection of leaves they had found. The class enjoyed creating Autumn Trees using paint, sponges and their fingers. It got very messy but the results were great.
Come and See
Thank you to everyone who came into Year 2 this morning to see what we were learning about. We had a great morning writing riddles for Kenyan animals. They look great and will go on display outside the classroom. We also tried completing some mathematical challenges about multiples of 2,5 and 10.
We have been looking at photographs to find out more about the beautiful, brightly coloured, traditional jewellery worn by the Kenyan people. Afterwards, we decided to create our very own Kenyan style necklaces using paper plates.
The Great Exhibition of the North
We've only been back to school for a few days and we've already been on a school trip.
Today we visited the Quayside to look at exhibits from the Great Exhibition of the North. We arrived at the Sage first and watched a special animation called Bridges. It was about a fisherman and his dog on a journey up the Tyne. There were no words but there was music to go along with the story. Afterwards we went upstairs and had to wear headphones. Mrs Gill talked through a microphone and played us different pieces of music. We had to create our own graphic score, using shapes and colour to draw what we thought of when we listened to the music. Afterwards we watched the water fountains in the River Tyne and then headed to the Baltic. We looked around the Baltic at some of the exhibits about the future of where we live. We also got to see the Millennium Bridge turning to let a boat come through. Mrs Gill was very impressed with our behaviour. A great start to the year!