What a fun day it has been! We spent the day dressed as Victorians and a lady came into school to teach us all about what life was like for Victorian children. She taught us about the different classes of people; did you know that some Victorian boys who were the same age us were made to squeeze up chimneys and brush the soot away? We also learnt that many of the Christmas traditions that we follow today originated from the Victorian era; from cards and crackers to the decorated Christmas tree.
Trip to Bristol Aquarium
Year 2 went on a school trip to the Bristol Aquarium. This was to support the children’s learning in their new theme this term ‘Down Under.’ The children saw many different animals and plants that live in and around the water. They enjoyed learning lots of new and interesting facts about life under the sea. Did you know that the octopus has a brain in the shape of donut? Did you know that a jellyfish has 4 stomachs in its head? The children also had the chance to feed some rays in open water. They liked jumping out of the water to catch some food!
In year 2 we have been doing lots of outdoor learning this term in our science, geography and art lessons. Here are some sculptures that we created in groups, based on the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy, using natural objects found in our school’s forest area. We had so much fun making them!