In Term 2, we are continuing with the topic of 'Fire! Fire!', but our focus this term will be on The Gunpowder Plot.
Suggested recommended reads for Year 2
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Happy New Year
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See you all in 2023
Thank you so much for all the thoughtful messages, cards and gifts that you have given the Year 2 team this Christmas.
Third 500 Reading Points
On Monday 12th December, we achieved another target of 500 points for reading at home.
Since starting Year 2, as a class we have achieved 1525 reading points.
We voted for another well earned treat.........to bring a teddy into school for the day!
'Op Art' masterpieces transformed into Christmas cards
We have linked our shape learning in maths to our art and have created some amazing Christmas cards.
Bridget Riley and 'Op Art'
We have been learning about the work of this artist. 'Op Art' or optical art is a form of abstract art. The still image gives the illusion of movement and is created by the use of pattern and colour.
Like Bridget Riley in the 1960's, we have created our own abstract pieces of art using only black and white.
Experimenting with thin, thick, wavy, straight and bold lines, we thought carefully about the spacing of these lines to give an illusion of movement.
We are using our black and white collage masterpieces to turn them into Christmas cards.
Part 2- Complementary colours
In his collaged images, Matisse placed primary and complementary colours side by side. We looked at the colour wheel and learned that complementary colours are on opposite sides of the wheel. The complementary colours are..........
red and green
blue and orange
purple and yellow
We have created some complementary colour masterpieces using torn paper.
In art, we are experimenting with different techniques and responding to the work of artists like Henri Matisse.
We looked at his work 'The Snail' and used the technique of tearing papers and arranging them by overlapping.
We used the primary colours and created some super work. See if you agree.
Second 500 Reading Points Achieved
On Monday 14th November, Year 2 achieved the remaining 18 points that were needed to achieve another class reading treat. On Wednesday 16th November the children had their treat of some 'Golden Time' where they could choose to play with the wet play toys. Some children made Lego models, others did some drawing with the gel pens, other children made jigsaws and others played some of the card and board games.
Well done everyone!
Today, you have also made a good contribution to the third 500 reading points!
We learned the term 'debug' this week. When we give instructions for something or someone to move and we make a mistake, then we need to debug the programme to make it correct!
We also had to think carefully about which was is left and which is right.
At the end of term 1, we started looking at the work of Anthony Frost and identified shapes and colours that he used. We then selected different objects and materials to create a textured surface in the style of this abstract artist.
All our artwork then had a coat of emulsion applied so that the poster paint would stick to the textured surface. Just like Anthony Frost, we used primary colours and did not mix the paints.
We also learned that Anthony Frost would never use black and white on their own. He would however only use white to lighten a colour (tint)
Vocabulary...... surface, shape, building up, layering, collage, prime, emulsion, tints
Second 500 Reading Points
By the end of term 1 we achieved 721 points for reading regularly at home.
Therefore, we have started term 2 with 221 points.
ONLY 279 to go until our next class treat!