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The children were very excited for our school trip to Conisbrough Castle!

 

When we arrived, the children looked in wonder at the castle as many had never seen one in real life before. We dropped off our bags first and headed for our workshop with English Heritage. The children learnt when the castle was built and who for. After, the children became detectives and used clues to help them learn about the different rooms of the castle. Year 2 enjoyed exploring the castle, especially the keep, where they learnt about what life could have been like living inside a castle (the most popular fact of the day was learning about the toilets- see if they can tell you all about the Gong Farmers!). At the top of the keep, the children looked at the amazing views and discussed what geographical features they could see whilst discussing if those features would have been there 850 years ago. After lunch, they looked for castle features and created some wonderful observational sketches of the keep. 

 

It was lovely to see the children discussing what they had learnt and applying historical vocabulary. It is safe to say, we had lots of tired children on a the way home! 

Super charged in Year 2!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Year 2's battery collection. It is safe to say that Year 2 have an almighty collection! 

Money, Money, Money!

In maths this week, Year 2 have been investigating money by counting in pounds and pence as well as finding ways they could make different totals using a range of coins and notes. At the end of the week, the children were able to find different ways of making the same amount. 

Let's get started...

This term, Year 2 are focusing on the topic 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' with lots of exciting opportunities to develop new skills and learn new knowledge. To start the term, the children have been researching famous towers around the world and using maps to locate them. They have also been learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel who was born over 200 years ago. Isambard was responsible for ground breaking designs and ingenious constructions including assisting in the first ever tunnel under a River (the River Thames), The Great Western Railway and Paddington Station. The children have channelled their inner Isambard through use of drama techniques (hot seating) and even worked like an engineer whilst trying to construct a tower with marshmallows and dried spaghetti. It was definitely harder than it looked but the children quickly realised working as a team and evaluating regularly could help them improve. 

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