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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Our Class Teacher is Miss Knott.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs O'Beirne.

 

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Welcome Meeting for Years 1 and 2

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During Chicken Fortnight we loved meeting these adorable, fluffy chicks! We found out all about their life cycle. It was amazing watching them hatch!

Our fantastic day at Kew Gardens! We thoroughly enjoyed learning about lots of different plants from around the world.

Today we met Gemma from the Dogs Trust and she taught us how to be safe around dogs. We learnt so much and really enjoyed the morning!

Today we met Gemma from the Dogs Trust and she taught us how to be safe around dogs. We learnt so much and really enjoyed the morning! 1
Today we met Gemma from the Dogs Trust and she taught us how to be safe around dogs. We learnt so much and really enjoyed the morning! 2
Today we met Gemma from the Dogs Trust and she taught us how to be safe around dogs. We learnt so much and really enjoyed the morning! 3

As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow!

As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 1
As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 2
As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 3
As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 4
As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 5
As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 6
As part of our Topic and Science learning we planted different bean seeds. We're looking forward to seeing how they grow! 7

During our English workshop with Explore Learning, we helped Christopher Columbus on his poetic treasure hunt for nouns! We learnt how to use expanded noun phrases to describe things we could see, hear and smell at sea.

During our English workshop with Explore Learning, we helped Christopher Columbus on his poetic treasure hunt for nouns! We learnt how to use expanded noun phrases to describe things we could see, hear and smell at sea. 1
During our English workshop with Explore Learning, we helped Christopher Columbus on his poetic treasure hunt for nouns! We learnt how to use expanded noun phrases to describe things we could see, hear and smell at sea. 2
During our English workshop with Explore Learning, we helped Christopher Columbus on his poetic treasure hunt for nouns! We learnt how to use expanded noun phrases to describe things we could see, hear and smell at sea. 3

Olympics Festival at Sportspace.

Olympics Festival at Sportspace. 1
Olympics Festival at Sportspace. 2
Olympics Festival at Sportspace. 3
Olympics Festival at Sportspace. 4
Olympics Festival at Sportspace. 5
Olympics Festival at Sportspace. 6

During English we have been exploring different Creation Stories and we rewrote the story of Tiddalik the Frog. We hope you enjoy reading them!

During English we have been exploring different Creation Stories and we rewrote the story of Tiddalik the Frog. We hope you enjoy reading them! 1
During English we have been exploring different Creation Stories and we rewrote the story of Tiddalik the Frog. We hope you enjoy reading them! 2
During English we have been exploring different Creation Stories and we rewrote the story of Tiddalik the Frog. We hope you enjoy reading them! 3
During English we have been exploring different Creation Stories and we rewrote the story of Tiddalik the Frog. We hope you enjoy reading them! 4

Mini beasts in the wood! We went to see how many different mini beasts we could find living in our woods. During Computing, we then made block graphs to show this information.

Mini beasts in the wood! We went to see how many different mini beasts we could find living in our woods. During Computing, we then made block graphs to show this information.  1
Mini beasts in the wood! We went to see how many different mini beasts we could find living in our woods. During Computing, we then made block graphs to show this information.  2
Mini beasts in the wood! We went to see how many different mini beasts we could find living in our woods. During Computing, we then made block graphs to show this information.  3

Our trip to Whipsnade Zoo!

Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures:

Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures: 1
Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures: 2
Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures: 3
Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures: 4
Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures: 5
Using the running stitch and back stitch, we made superb puppets! Here are some of our under the sea creatures: 6

Everyday materials - we loved making our own slime! We found out what happens when we exert different forces on it. If you want to make more slime, find out how we made it below.

How we made our own slime...

As part of our Science, we were learning how solids can change when we exert forces on them. We really enjoyed it! Maybe you could make your own slime at home!

3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game.

3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 1
3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 2
3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 3
3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 4
3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 5
3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 6
3D shapes - we've been naming and describing 3D shapes. Here's some photos of us playing a matching game. 7

Computing - We're learning how to use Powerpoint to create our own presentations about under the sea creatures.

Bubbles! We really enjoyed taking part in the Bubble Workshop today. We explored a variety of things including predicting and testing what happens with different shaped bubble-blowers.

World Book Day! Look at our brilliant costumes! Can you guess which book characters we are?

Our beautiful seascapes inspired by the artist William Turner.

Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.

Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.  1
Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.  2
Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.  3
Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.  4
Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.  5
Visiting the Hemel Hempstead library as part of Book Week.  6

PE - learning how to balance and move safety on equipment at different levels.

Why do Christians go to church? We visited St Albans Church to find out!

We love reading! Here are some of our favourite books. Have you read them before?

We made symmetrical patterns on Christmas trees.

Fire! Fire! We learned all about the Great Fire of London during our History off the Page day.

We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School.

We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School. 1
We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School. 2
We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School. 3
We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School. 4
We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School. 5
We took part in lots of different sports activities during the Target Games at Cavendish School. 6

We really enjoyed making 2D shape monsters!

This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events!

This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events! 1
This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events! 2
This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events! 3
This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events! 4
This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events! 5
This week we have been learning about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We found out about The Gunpowder Plot and enjoyed acting out the events! 6

Maths Week: Solving Maths problems and learning more about having a Growth Mindset.

Today was Skipping Day! We tried lots of different skipping like the cross-over, flamingo and speed skip.

We really enjoyed reading with Year 5 during Buddy Reading today.

In PSHE we acted out different scenarios to show the affects of our behaviour, for example receiving certificates to celebrate our motivation or helping others when they are stuck.

In PSHE we acted out different scenarios to show the affects of our behaviour, for example receiving certificates to celebrate our motivation or helping others when they are stuck.  1
In PSHE we acted out different scenarios to show the affects of our behaviour, for example receiving certificates to celebrate our motivation or helping others when they are stuck.  2
In PSHE we acted out different scenarios to show the affects of our behaviour, for example receiving certificates to celebrate our motivation or helping others when they are stuck.  3

Bubble trouble! As part of Science Week, we investigated the question 'Which object will create the best bubbles?' We used lots of different objects to explore the question, for example, badminton rackets, cotton reels, hoops and quoits. It was a great afternoon!

We went outside to learn about the place value of 2 and 3-digit numbers using natural resources.

Giraffes can't dance!...or can they? After reading this fantastic story, we wrote about what we can and can't do...yet!

Giraffes can't dance!...or can they? After reading this fantastic story, we wrote about what we can and can't do...yet! 1
Giraffes can't dance!...or can they? After reading this fantastic story, we wrote about what we can and can't do...yet! 2
Giraffes can't dance!...or can they? After reading this fantastic story, we wrote about what we can and can't do...yet! 3

Earlier this week we visited our local Tescos to find out about where different food comes from. We found out lots of facts about fruit, vegetables, fish and cheese. Our favourite part of the trip was when we tried different food and also when we visited the large freezer room at the back of the store!

The BFG came to visit Gade Valley! During Take One Book Week we went to the woods and discovered lots of jars full of dreams! We then used these dream jars to help us draw and write about our own dreams. We also loved creating our own BFG!

We had a great time singing, acting and playing games with Playfeet drama company!

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