Peacock Class have had a great first term in Year 2! They have learnt all about the life of Florence Nightingale and how she trained nurses to help soldiers in Crimea. Year 2 had a fantastic Florence Nightingale workshop where the children pretended to be Florence’s nurses. They scrubbed the floor, tidied bandages and helped the wounded soldiers.
In maths the children have been learning about telling the time and measuring capacity, weight and length. The children practised making medicines for Florence by carefully measuring the different liquids. 
We also went on a wonderful school trip to Painshill Park. We worked as a team to build marvellous dens and then these were tested with water to see how successful our den building had been. In the afternoon we used our map reading skills to hunt for treasure. What a fabulous day of team building!
We have had a super half term in Peacock Class! The children were lucky enough to work with Jones an engineer during our ‘Let’s Go Fly a Kite’ focus week to design paper aeroplanes.  They couldn’t believe how high they flew! Peacock Class also helped Nursery children to make a kite and then taught them how to fly it in the playground. This was great fun! This term Peacock Class have been learning all about Space. They have written newspaper articles about the moon landing, researched fun facts about the planets in their Science lessons, learnt about the life of an astronaut in space, made junk model rockets and even had a visit from  a space planetarium. What a fun filled half term!

Peacock class have become inspired writers after our topic ‘Seeking South America! They wrote persuasive travel brochures for Peru, informative non-fiction reports on Brazil and even became news reporters, reporting from South America! The learning culminated in an exciting Year 2 Carnival – where the children designed their own glorious headdresses, danced to the quick beat of Samba and created their own Carnival Cocktails!