This term in Year 2 we have been learning about “What is cool about Stoke-on-Trent” in gepgraphy. We have explored the different human and physical landmarks of Stoke-on-Trent. To support our learning we went for a walk around our local area and the City Centre. We followed a set of directions to find a secret location. Along the way, we identified many landmarks and features.
On the 11th May Year 2 had a special visitor from JCB. During the morning we looked at how JCB started and what the design team does today. We all took part in a fun activity of designing our own machine and the special features it has. Our visitor helped us to answer our key question and to think about ‘How inventions have changed the world?’
On Tuesday 21st March, Year 2 went to the Maritime Museum in Liverpool. We went to find out ‘Why the Titanic sank and why this is still talked about today?’ During the visit, we found out more about the Captain Smith and about the passengers who sailed on the luxury ship. What a super day we all had!
For our WOW activity, Year 2 experienced what life was like boarding the world’s biggest and most luxurious ship. We received two suitcases from passengers on the Titanic. One was from a first-class passenger and the other from third class. As a class, we explored the artefacts and thought about what life would have been like for different passengers. As historians, we had a great day in role and enjoyed learning interesting facts about its maiden voyage.
This week children in Year 2 visited the City Central Mosque. As part of our learning in RE, we were thinking about ‘What makes some places sacred to believers?’. The children got to learn about the important role the Mosque plays in the community and were able to ask lots of interesting questions about its history. The Imam answered questions which helped the children to understand the key question alongside a guided tour of the mosque.
On Tuesday the 20th September, Year 2 were given an opportunity to trial out the new Forest School building, which has been built on Staffordshire University campus. We took part in a range of activities linked to our science topic. We worked in small groups with an adult and used our senses to explore the meadow. This was a fun day and we thoroughly enjoyed our time outdoors.