Shears Green Infant School

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Year 2 2017-2018

 

Term 1

Welcome to Year 2!

Our topic for Term 1 is 'Senses and Spices'.

We will be exploring the delicious Asian foods, the rich and colourful fashions, looking at the Indian folk tale "The Tiger Child' and learning about the Sikh religion. 

We will also be building on our geographical skills using maps, globes and atlases to locate India and countries within the continent of Asia and comparing them to the UK.

Click on the Indian flag below to find out some interesting facts about India.

 

On the 18th and 19th of September Year 2 visited the Gurdwara in Gravesend.  We enjoyed seeing the beautiful decoration inside, trying some food in the Langar hall and visiting the meditation halls to find out more about the Sikh faith.   

On Friday 29th September, Year 2 hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan.  We had lots of fun preparing for the day by making decorations posters and cakes.  Thank you to all of the people who attended and helped us to raise £352.19.

Term 2

Our topic for Term 2 is 'Truly Scrumptious'.

We will be reading and writing recipes, making and tasting food, learning the basic principles of healthy eating and looking at where our food comes from.

We will also be developing our design skills by creating our own chocolate bars and packaging as well as adverts and persuasive posters to try and sell them!!

We will be exploring poetry about food, the different vocabulary used to describe it and writing our own stories about Hansel and Gretel.

We can't wait to get started!

 

 

Click on the picture below to have a look at Michael Rosen performing his poem 'Chocolate Cake'.  We will be

looking at this poem during Term 2 and using it to help us perform our own poems about foods we like and

don't like.

On 31st October we kicked off our 'Truly Scrumptious' topic by taking part in a chocolate workshop.  We found out about how chocolate is made, that cacao beans are grown in hot countries near the equator and then we had a go at making our own chocolate lollipops.  We had lots of fun and enjoyed taking home our wonderful creations.