As part of Black History month, the children at Heygreen took park in a Black History Bonanza. Each class chose a significant black man or woman from history to study and complete tasks on. Year 2 chose Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an activist in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, who became famous when on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat in the black section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled.
The children completed several tasks including a Who Am I? iPad search, a fact file, a time line and finally a Pop Art portrait. We really enjoyed learning about Rosa Parks and agree that she was a very brave woman who changed the course of history.
This week in Science year 2 have been looking at what happens to materials when you squash, bend, twist and stretch them. We used playdough to investigate…
Today in Geography Year 2 compared the physical and human features of 2 contrasting cities. We looked at the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh and the capital of South Africa, Cape Town. We noticed that the cities had many things in common including hills, water close by and areas of grassland.
Today in Maths the children were using the Base 10 equipment to work out the place value of 2 digit numbers. They were given numbers and had to partition them on a frame or whiteboard.
Today year 2 were looking at persuasive writing. We spoke about using persuasive language such as ‘I believe’, ‘I am certain’ and ‘In my opinion’ to make our sentences more powerful. We recorded ourselves trying to persuade other children to come to our fabulous school. Have a look at the videos to see how we got on.