Y2 Spring 2 2018 Summary

What a journey we have been on this half term! We have been learning about countries and culture all ‘Around the World’. We started our travels in Europe by visiting France, doing some Mona Lisa style portraits, buying fruit from the market (in French) using euros and produced fact files with lots of interesting information we researched. We then journeyed on to Asia and stopped in Japan. Ms.Deegan taught us some Japanese and fascinating facts about schools there where she taught. We tried noodles, did origami and made cherry blossom paintings. Africa was the next continent we visited. We did some fact finding about Kenya, did some African drumming, bead work and even wrote letters and postcards home to our families. In Australia, we learned about native drawings and produced our own piece of Aboriginal art. South America was our next stop. We researched animals that live in the rainforest in Brazil, made a penguin colony dance in small groups and wrote riddle poems using the facts we learned. Next stop was North America. We did some more French, played ‘ice’ hockey, sampled maple syrup, made Top Trump cards using facts about Canadian animals as well as exploring the different geographical landscapes there.

Children’s comments about their learning:

“African drumming was the best,” said Adam.

“I loved learning about penguins,” said Ella

“I loved using the big apparatus in PE,” said James

“I loved tasting the Japanese noodles, “ Zachery said

Useful website links to continue learning at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

Use your purple mash log in to explore the country fact files under the geography section.

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/topics/geography/country_factfiles