Despite the Euro 2020 Football Tournament being cancelled, Year 2 have not let this stop them embracing their favourite sports recently. They were set a range of challenges to help them explore the sports they are most interested in and the quality of the learning produced has been outstanding.
Each class was allocated to a European team so that they could take part in St. James’ very own version of the Euro 2020 tournament. Despite both classes being knocked out in the first round, Year 2 loved spending time researching their country and producing a poster presenting their information. Sharks found out about Croatia and Stingrays investigated Iceland.
In another activity, Year 2 thought about their greatest sporting moments. This may have been a sporting moment in their own life or a sporting moment they have witnessed that inspired them. The children sent in a whole variety of learning linked to this activity, some recording what they saw in writing and others recreating the moment through models, photos and pictures.
Year 2 were also inspired by this week’s sporting project to write a sport themed creative story.
Finally, we became inspired by Andy Warhol’s style of art called ‘Pop art’, using bright, vibrant colours to create artwork of every day objects. Some children chose to stick with the sport theme but others ventured into their imagination and created artwork using other every day objects. Here is a selection: