Year 2 have spent the final few weeks of the spring term completing their Rainforest topic. We welcomed into Michael Faraday School our friend Mike, a professional filmmaker who has many different experiences of working within this type of environment. All Year 2 pupils were able to use their Rainforest knowledge to take part in a Q and A session with Mike. We wanted to know what the habitat is like for humans to live in, as well as to hear some of his stories about the different animals that he has been able to see.
Our written work based on this theme has involved plenty of drama-based projects to provide us with some literacy ideas. Year 2 have been working on the idea of extended story telling. We asked the pupils to consider the different life experiences of three different types of animals that live in this type of habitat. We wanted to use drama to help explore feelings about how it must feel to live in an environment that is under threat.
Finally our Rainforest work in Year 2 was concluded with a wonderful visit from Paul the Animal Man. Our special guest was able to bring into Michael Faraday many different reptiles and spiders. The children were able to observe these at close hand – very close hand!
Elsewhere around Year 2 and we held an incredibly successful Science Week. We were keen to draw upon the proud history of Michael Faraday, and so set the children the task of making an electrical circuit. All pupils benefited greatly from a special science workshop that was staged. We have now produced a series of class displays to pass on our knowledge.