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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Our Class Teacher is Miss Knott.

Our Trainee Teacher is Miss Stanley.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs O'Beirne.

 

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Year 2 Long term overview

What an exciting Sports Week we've had!

As part of our topic 'Global Gardens' and Science topic 'Plants', we have been growing our own cress!

This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.

This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  1
This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  2
This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  3
This week we have been learning how to name and describe the common 3D shapes.  4

Geography Day: world map cress, story telling and music from the Caribbean, and a mystery trail around the local area.

We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind.

We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 1
We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 2
We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 3
We were learning all about how plants disperse their seeds in different ways. Here are photos of us exploring how some seeds are dispersed by the wind. 4

Making chocolate Easter nests - delicious!

We created our own seascapes inspired by the work of William Turner.

Our fantastic trip to The National Gallery!

Science Week: we made our own notebooks out of recycled materials and also took part in a fun fruit workshop.

Celebrating Reading Week: World Book day, buddy reading and much more!

In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.

In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  1
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  2
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  3
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  4
In Science we sorted materials into those that are natural and those that are man-made. We also described the materials using adjectives.  5

Our trip to Cavendish School for the indoor athletics competition.

We really enjoyed celebrating National Storytelling Week!

History Day: Children's games in 1986. We learnt all about the playground games that children used to play in 1986. We then recorded videos explaining our favourite games from 2017.

We practised counting in twos, fives and tens by bouncing a ball and jumping on targets.

Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday!

Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 1
Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 2
Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 3
Mystery golden trophy found in our woods! What is it? Who put it there? Why is it there? We look forward to hearing your ideas on Monday! 4

Inter-class Sports Week: we took part in a skipping workshop, multi-skills with Year 5 and the Daily Mile.

To end our topic 'Fire! Fire!', we created our own Great Fire of London!

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We learned all about the Nativity Story - we created our own stable with the characters from the story and also our own book of the story.

Christmas tree festival at St John's Church, Boxmoor. We decorated our KS1 tree with our fantastic snowflake decorations.

Thank you for coming to watch our Christmas performance of 'Santa's Hat'. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

In science we investigated the question 'What do worms prefer to eat?' We made our own wormeries and discovered that they like to eat tea bags, leaves and vegetable peels.

London's burning, London's burning...we really enjoyed our History off the Page day this week. We learned so many facts about the Great Fire of London.

In Science we investigated which is the best way to remove bacteria from your hands. We found out that you should always wash your hands with soap and warm water to remove the germs.

Thank you for joining us for our class assembly and guided reading session. We hope you enjoyed sharing our reading activities with us.

Remember remember the 5th November...gunpowder, treason and plot! This week we have been learning all about The Gunpowder Plot and finding out why we celebrate Bonfire Night.

During our Stay and Learn session today, we created crosses which represent Christianity. We have been learning all about the signs and symbols for different religions in our RE lessons.

Maths Week: We really enjoyed taking part in problem solving activities. Our first investigation was to find out whether taller children always have bigger feet. Later in the week we had lots of fun completing the smarties investigations!

In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions.

In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions. 1
In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions. 2
In Maths this week we have been using number bonds to help us solve more difficult additions. 3

What a great day at Paradise Wildlife Park! We saw so many different animals including the White Tigers, the Snow Leopards and the Meerkats.

We had a great time during our drama workshop this week! We joined Phileas Fogg on an adventure to Australia and acted out different parts of the journey.

During our trip to Tescos, we learned all about where our food comes from. We tried lots of different fruit and cheeses, and we were even allowed to explore the fridge and freezer store rooms!

We've had a fantastic week exploring the story of The Twits written by Roald Dahl. We used adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe the food that we might find in Mr Twit's beard. After that we wrote a set of instructions explaining how to make his beard.

Our learning journey last year...

Thank you for joining us for Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed looking at all of our work and around our school. We are really proud!

Our breakfast morning! This week we've learnt about the importance of having breakfast. We made bar graphs of our favourite cereals and measured mass in g and capacity in ml.

This week was Art Week. We learnt about the artist and textile designer William Morris. We are so proud of the wallpaper that we created!

As part of our topic Global Gardens, we visited Kew Gardens. We had a fantastic time learning all about different plants from around the world like cacti and pitcher plants.

This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.

This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.  1
This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.  2
This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.  3
This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.  4
This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.  5
This week we've been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Here are some of the clocks we made to help us.  6

We've had such a busy week in Year 2 this week! As well as learning about Belgium during Geography Week, we have also taken part in a singing festival at St John's Church and a sports festival at Sportspace (please see photos below).

Thank you for joining us for a class assembly on Wednesday. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Singing festival at St John's Church

Geography Week - We've learnt all about Belgium this week. We looked at a map of Europe to find out where it is and made Belgium flags which we used at the KS1 Sports festival. We also found out about the Belgium football team and even tried Belgium chocolate!

Geography Week - We've learnt all about Belgium this week. We looked at a map of Europe to find out where it is and made Belgium flags which we used at the KS1 Sports festival. We also found out about the Belgium football team and even tried Belgium chocolate! 1
Geography Week - We've learnt all about Belgium this week. We looked at a map of Europe to find out where it is and made Belgium flags which we used at the KS1 Sports festival. We also found out about the Belgium football team and even tried Belgium chocolate! 2

Celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday with dancing and a tea party!

Chocoberry Shakers! The best milkshakes in town! Come and buy our delicious milkshakes on Friday 27th May from 3:15pm.

Chocoberry Shakers! The best milkshakes in town! Come and buy our delicious milkshakes on Friday 27th May from 3:15pm. 1

In RE we are learning about important religious people in the community. We started this topic by thinking about people who are important to us.

This week we have learnt how to find fractions of amounts. We've been focussing on 1/2, 2/4, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3.

This week we have learnt how to find fractions of amounts. We've been focussing on 1/2, 2/4, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3.  1
This week we have learnt how to find fractions of amounts. We've been focussing on 1/2, 2/4, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3.  2
This week we have learnt how to find fractions of amounts. We've been focussing on 1/2, 2/4, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3.  3

We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work!

We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work! 1
We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work! 2
We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work! 3
We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work! 4
We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work! 5
We rewrote the story of Tiddalik the frog. We are so proud of our work! 6

This week we learnt how to play tennis during our special workshop.

This week we became gardeners as we planted broad bean seeds and bulbs! We made our own greenhouses for the broad bean plants and also set up an investigation about the best conditions for plants to grow.

Our RE celebration day - we found out about the Hindu festival of Diwali (the Festival of Lights).

All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter.

All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 1
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 2
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 3
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 4
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 5
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 6
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 7
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 8
All about Easter! We found out about the true meaning of Easter. 9

We also made chocolate Easter nests to help us learn about how materials change when they heated. It helped us to practise our Maths and English skills because we used scales to weigh the ingredients in grams and wrote our own set of instructions.

The happy egg company tour bus - we learnt all about eggs!

We had lots of fun raising money for Sports Relief today!

This week it was Reading Week! We dressed up for World Book Day, visited the local library, paired up with Year 4 for buddy reading and also wrote our own versions of 'That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown!'

We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown!

We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 1
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 2
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 3
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 4
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 5
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 6
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 7
We really enjoyed retelling the story of That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown! 8

E-safety Week - we read a story called Digiduck's big decision and discussed the impact of sharing photos on the internet.

E-safety Week - we read a story called Digiduck's big decision and discussed the impact of sharing photos on the internet. 1

During our SEAL lesson we found out about the different ways that we learn. One task was given to us with verbal instructions, another was given with a demonstration and no verbal instructions and finally the last task was given with no instructions at all! We realised that we learn best when we are given clear verbal instructions with a demonstration too!

On Wednesday afternoon we went to Cavendish to take part in an indoor athletics event. It was great fun!

We made our own 3D shapes using their nets! Can you name our 3D shapes and describe their properties? How many faces, vertices and edges do they have?

At the beginning of the week we visited St Alban church in Hemel Hempstead. Thank you to Reverend Pete for talking to us about the church and to our parent volunteers that joined us!

In maths this week we have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers.

In maths this week we have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers. 1
In maths this week we have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers. 2
In maths this week we have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers. 3
In maths this week we have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers. 4
In maths this week we have been learning how to find the difference between two numbers. 5

We are really proud of our observational drawings of fish!

We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them!

We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them! 1
We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them! 2
We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them! 3
We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them! 4
We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them! 5
We are really enjoying our new topic Under the Sea! This week we wrote fact pages about creatures that live under the sea. We hope you enjoy reading them! 6

In English this week we have been learning about calligrams. A calligram uses a word to create an image which illustrates its meaning. We created our own calligrams by hand and also on the computer.

In English this week we have been learning about calligrams. A calligram uses a word to create an image which illustrates its meaning. We created our own calligrams by hand and also on the computer. 1
In English this week we have been learning about calligrams. A calligram uses a word to create an image which illustrates its meaning. We created our own calligrams by hand and also on the computer. 2
In English this week we have been learning about calligrams. A calligram uses a word to create an image which illustrates its meaning. We created our own calligrams by hand and also on the computer. 3
In English this week we have been learning about calligrams. A calligram uses a word to create an image which illustrates its meaning. We created our own calligrams by hand and also on the computer. 4

Thank you for coming to watch our Christmas performance of Hey Ewe!

Thank you for coming to watch our Christmas performance of Hey Ewe! 1

In RE we have been learning why Christians celebrate Christmas. We then made our own nativity scene.

 

Here are a couple of our Great Fire of London pictures - can you spot where we have used different materials like tissue paper and sugar paper?

Here are a couple of our Great Fire of London pictures - can you spot where we have used different materials like tissue paper and sugar paper? 1

We've been making snowflakes in preparation for the Tree Festival at St John's Church.

We've been making snowflakes in preparation for the Tree Festival at St John's Church. 1

Castles, knights and princesses: This week we were confident during our drama workshop by Perform Drama4all!

We had a fantastic time today at Sportspace! We took part in lots of different activities like aerobics, bowling and obstacle races.

We have been learning how to ride safely on our scooters.

Thank you for all of your donations for Children in Need today.

Thank you for all of your donations for Children in Need today. 1

Year 2 pedestrian training

Bonfires, fireworks and The Gunpowder Plot!

Year 2 achieved 2nd place out of 18 teams during the tri-golf tournament at Cavendish School. Well done everyone!

Year 2 Farm to Fork at Tescos Extra in Hemel Hempstead.

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Year 2 Farm to Fork at Tescos Extra in Hemel Hempstead.  5
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We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy!

We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy! 1
We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy! 2
We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy! 3
We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy! 4
We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy! 5
We loved taking part in the drama workshop by Performance Academy! 6
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