Our Wonderful World

Year 2 have started to learn about the wonderful world that we live in. So far we have learnt that there are 7 continents (which we can sing to you), 5 oceans and many, many countries.

We are travelling around the world learning something about each continent that we get to. We started in the UK and learnt about our own continent of Europe. We found out about the art work of Piet Mondrian, one of the many famous European artists in Europe. We painted some pictures in the style of Mondrian, but instead of using the primary colours of red, blue and yellow, we mixed the secondary colours of orange, green and purple and used these. You can see some of our paintings below.

Moving on from Europe we crossed the Atlantic Ocean to North America. We learnt a bit about Christopher Columbus, the first European to really open up the route to America. We discovered that the  largest country in North America was Canada, but the most famous was probably the U.S.A. When trying to think of a famous American many of us came up with the President, Donald Trump as he seems to be on the news a lot these days!

Hurrying on, we went South to South America where we learnt about the largest country there - Brazil. We found out that a lot of Brazil is in the Amazon Rainforest which is a hot, humid place because it is close to the Equator. We learnt about some of the fascinating animals that live in the rainforest and we painted these animals and wrote reports about them. You can see the results below.

Next stop is Africa, Asia and Australia before we finish up in cold, cold Antarctica. Come back soon to find out what we learnt about these parts of the world.