What is Year 2 like at East Sheen Primary School?
We go on exciting school trips – we make pizzas at Pizza Express, we visit the National Archives and we go to The Wetlands Centre in the summer time. We learn about lots of interesting things: The Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, penguins, life in Mexico, growing things and keeping healthy. Anthony Browne and Oliver Jeffers are two authors who write exciting stories and we really love the work about that. We also do lots of artwork using different materials such as making our own tie dyes.
We take responsibility for our environment in year 2 by helping recycle as part of the Green Team and we can often be found litter picking, keeping our school tidy. We help the teachers by doing jobs such as: distributing our healthy snacks and taking the playtime equipment outside, whilst setting a good example for the younger children.
There are many clubs for year 2 such as drama, chess, numi-kids, karate, multi-sports and gymnastics. We can also learn to play the violin, flute or the guitar along with joining a band as part of Rocksteady.
At the end of the year we have our ‘Graduation Day’ to celebrate completing the Infants’ school and the beginning of our journey into the Juniors.
So you can see that year 2 is really fun!
We have four fantastic trips in Year Two.
Our first trip in the autumn term is to our local Pizza Express in East Sheen. The children enjoy first hand experience of making a pizza which helps them back at school in literacy to write their own instructions. Learning about the different toppings on their pizza also supports their learning in our science topic ‘Health and Growth’.
Orleans House Gallery is our next exciting trip. Here we find out about lots of different materials and how they can be used. We have a chance to visit the current exhibition and think about how materials are used in art. During this trip we make our own paintbrush and try it out in sketchbooks that we have made. Also in the spring term we have a trip to the National Archives in Kew in order to see the documents and research the evidence that exists about The Great Fire of London.
In the summer we visit the Wetlands Centre in Barnes. Here we learn about the different plants that grow in the there. We have a fantastic workshop and explore the environment.