This Autumn term we are going to be finding all about the Tudors discovering who the Tudors were, their significant role in British history and what life was like in the Tudor period.
Our Visit to Durham Cathedral 10th March 2016
The Story of St. Cuthbert...
Our arrival at Durham Cathedral.
The Sactuary Knocker on the Cathedral Door.
Cuthbert receives God's message to become a monk.
Lighting a candle and reciting Cuthbert's prayer.
Cuthbert as a Bishop.
The Vikings invade!
Bringing St. Cuthbert's body to "Dunhelm", Durham.
Re-enacting the stage of Cuthbert's life.
St.Bede wrote Cuthbert's stories.
Cuthbert and the Sea.
Cuthbert the Hermit.
Cuthbert and the Raven.
Lots of Learning, Lots of Fun!
'Chemistry in your shopping basket'
By Anne and Peter
(Science Outreach workers from Northumbria and Newcastle University)
Listening very carefully!
Creating Ice Cream!
Using our hands to blow the ballon up!
We loved watching the balloon get bigger!
Tasting our Ice Cream!
In D&T, as part of our topic on The Tudors and The Great Fire of London, Year 2 made Tudor Houses. We looked carefully at Tudor houses using a range of books and websites. We then worked together to design and create our Tudor houses with a range of materials such as cardboard boxes, paint, straw, card etc.
First we attached two different sized boxes together and folded and cut cardboard to create a roof. Then we used white materials to cover the boxes.
After that, the children then cut stripes of black and brown from different materials to re-create a 'wattle and daub' effect and a tiled roof.
This was a very child led activity with a range of materials available to the children. I am sure you would agree with me that the final results are amazing! The children are extremely proud of their finished product. What brilliant Tudor houses Year 2!
Once again Well done!
KS1 Christmas party
KS1 had a great time at the Christmas party!
We danced, played party games and of course, we ate lots of party food!
The Christmas Story at All Saint's Church
As we were learning to be actors in our Nativity Play, we thought it would be useful to see adults acting out the story at our local church. We got to dress up as shepherds and we saw a puppet show. Everyone was lovely and we even had the chance to make puppets of the main characters of he Nativity! Thank you very much to all concerned who made it a great morning to remember!
We were very lucky in Year 2 when we were visited by Mr Lennox, who provided us with a fantastic musical morning. Everyone was very interested to listen to some Tudor ballads but even more excited when Mr Lennox began to teach us some Tudor dances. We concentrated very hard and had a brilliant morning dancing a variety of Tudor dances.
Great dancing Year 2!
What a brilliant day we had when Ross came in from the Fulling Mill & Oriental Museum to host a Tudor day. We spent the morning exploring a timeline of British History, dressing up in Tudor costumes, looking at and handling Tudor artefacts and we wrote our own inventory using a quill and ink. In the afternoon we performed a Tudor dance for Queen Elizabeth 1 and we learned all about Tudor portraits and their hidden meanings. We also performed a brilliant play about the religious struggles that took place in Tudor times. We had so much fun dressed up in our costumes! We didn’t want the day to end!
Timeline of British History
Handling Tudor Artefacts
Tudor dancing and Queen Elizabeth's play
The Tudor Rose
In Year 2 we have been learning all about the significance of the Tudor Rose. The children discovered that the Tudor rose was created by Henry VII when he married Elizabeth of York therefore combining the Lancaster and York rose to create the Tudor rose. Year 2 created their own Tudor rose using a range of coloured card and demonstrating their excellent cutting skills. After this the children then used a range of collage materials to produce some beautiful Stained Glass windows with the Tudor rose as the centrepiece. This was a thoroughly enjoyable task and the final products were fantastic. Well done Year 2!
The whole school were lucky enough to watch a theatre company production of 'Peter Pan' recently. It was very fun, colourful and lively and the actors were fantastic! There was a good mixture of singing, dancing, humour and drama!
The children and staff all had an amazing afternoon.
Investigating 3D Shapes
As part of our Mathematics work in Year 2 we have been investigating 3D shapes. The children have been learning all about the properties of 3D shapes using language such as vertices, edges and faces to describe them. Some of Year 2 used straws and bluetack to create 3D shape models, whilst others used everyday 3D materials to create our very own 3D shape man for our class display.
The children really enjoyed this lesson and demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the properties of 3D shapes through practical, fun activities.
Great 3D shape work Year 2!!!
The Mary Rose
As part of our topic on the Tudors, Year 2 have been learning all about the Mary Rose. We discovered that this ship was Henry VIII's favourite warship before it met its tragic end on July 19th 1545. The children really enjoyed learning the story of the Mary Rose and discovering the remains of the ship now and any artefacts that were found.
In Art Year 2 demonstrated a range of skills to create their own Mary Rose image. We had great fun and an enjoyable crafty afternoon!
Year 2 designed and created their own forts in Design and Technology after learning about how much warfare changed during the Tudor period. Year 2 looked at forts built along the south coast by Henry VIII, for example, the fort at Deal in Kent. These forts strengthened England’s defences against the Catholic powers of Europe, who were threatening to attack in the 1530’s. These forts were specially designed for the purpose of positioning cannons to fire on enemy invaders and that Henry VIII took a personal interest in their design. The main features of the forts were rounded walls to deflect cannon fire, a central round tower surrounded by various tiers.
Year 2 kept these features in mind when they designed and created their own forts and the final results were brilliant!!!
With Halloween arriving, Year 2 decided to have some crafty fun creating their own pumpkins and scary masks!