Friday 8 December 2023

Are timelines of the great fire of London

In year two we made timelines of the great fire of London

We watched two videos the first was what happened the second was how they stopped it.

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Year 2 bulbs

In year two we have been planting bulbs.

We really enjoyed planting them and learnt a lot too.

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Knebworth House

We had an amazing day at knebworth house for our end of year trip.

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Place value

We have used place value cards and base ten to understand and make numbers up to 100.

Thursday 6 July 2023

Free verse poems

We have written our own free verse poems about squirrels. We performed them in pairs with actions.

Thursday 6 July 2023

Place value

We have been understanding the place value of numbers up to 100 by splitting them into tens and ones.

Thursday 6 July 2023

Quarters

We have been understanding quarters of shapes and objects and progressed onto finding a quarter of an amount. We have used counters and pictures and shared them between four equal groups to find the answer.

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Science

We have learnt the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees and collected leaves from around our school grounds. We identified which tree they came from using a tree ID sheet and used our senses to describe the differences between them.

Thursday 22 June 2023

History

We have been learning about Roald Dahl and have been finding out information about him. We have also begun exploring special objects he used and learning a little bit about his writing hut.

Thursday 22 June 2023

Fractions

In maths over the last couple of weeks, we have been identifying and finding half of shapes, objects and numbers using a range of maths resources to help us.

Friday 9 June 2023

Maths

As an introduction to multiplication, we have been making equal groups using counters and describing them. For example, there are 5 equal groups of 2 which makes 10 altogether.

Friday 9 June 2023

English

We have recapped the features of non fiction books and written definitions of what each feature is for.

Friday 9 June 2023

Wild plants and flowers

We have found a range of wild plants and flowers in our school grounds and identified the names of each one using a key.

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Geography

We have planned and performed weather reports in small groups

Wednesday 24 May 2023

Science

We have learnt about the parts of a flower by observing real flowers closely then dissecting them. After that, we drew a diagram and labelled it with the main parts of a flower.

Friday 12 May 2023

PSHE

We have continued our learning about keeping healthy and have learnt about balanced diets. We used the ‘Eat well plate’ to help us understand about the types of food groups and sorted foods into the correct section.

Friday 12 May 2023

Maths

This week, we have been learning about weight and mass. We began by using balance scales to identify which object was heavier/ lighter then moved onto measuring the mass of objects using cubes. We recorded our work on whiteboards.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Music

We have been exploring high and low pitch sounds and incorporating it into our learning with long and short notes.

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Kings Coronation

We made flags and crowns in the morning ready for a fun filled afternoon. We played games, did some dancing and ate a special cupcake to celebrate!

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Using a ruler

We have learnt how to measure objects in cm using a ruler

Friday 5 May 2023

Newspapers

We have looked at children’s newspapers and made a list of the features. We then labelled the features with a partner.

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Reading

To make the most of the sun, we took books outside and enjoyed reading them together.

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Maths

In maths, we have been learning about measuring length and height. We started off by comparing two objects and identifying which is longer/shorter, taller/ shorter. We then used cubes to measure the length of a range of pictures and objects.

Thursday 27 April 2023

Maths

We have used part whole models to partition numbers to 50 into tens and ones using base ten resources. We also wrote some number sentences to match.

Thursday 27 April 2023

Science

We have been on a scavenger hunt outside to collect things linked to nature. We sorted what we had found into groups.

Thursday 27 April 2023

Computing

We have begun learning how to word process using the laptops. We are learning where capital letters, full stops and question marks are on the keyboard.

Thursday 30 March 2023

Pop up books

In design technology, we have worked very hard to plan and produce a pop up book using a range of pop ups learnt in autumn term. We have created a mini book for the three little pigs and have evaluated them in pairs.

Thursday 30 March 2023

Rain gauges

We have kept a record of how much rain in CMs has been collected in our rain gauges.

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Spring walk

We took our learning outside for science today to look for signs of spring. We found lots of buds, leaves starting to grow and lovely daffodils. The children recorded what they found in pairs.

Monday 20 March 2023

Mindfulness movement

For PAUSE today, we enjoyed a new video called mindfulness movement which helped us focus on breathing with movements.

Monday 20 March 2023

Rain gauges

We have learnt how meteorologists measure weather and have made our own rain gauges to track rainfall over the next week. We will record the measurements each day in a table of results.

Thursday 16 March 2023

Church visit

We enjoyed visiting the local church and learning more about baptism. Thank you for having us!

Thursday 16 March 2023

RE

In RE we have been learning about symbols and objects which are important to Christians. We discussed what they were and why they are important.

Thursday 16 March 2023

Computing

We have been collecting data and learning how to present it into a simple bar chart.

Friday 10 March 2023

Jam sandwiches

We have used our instructions to make a jam sandwich. We enjoyed eating some too!

Friday 10 March 2023

Maths

We have used tens frames and counters to find all the number bonds to 20 in a systematic way. We also wrote down the number sentences to match.

Monday 6 March 2023

Sports festival

We had great fun this afternoon at the sports centre taking part in lots of different activities!

Thursday 2 March 2023

Books

Some children bought in books for world book day and shared them with the class.

Thursday 2 March 2023

RE

We were lucky to have Mr. Masters come into our class so we could ask him questions about what it means to be a Christian and belong to a church. The children came up with some great questions and found it interesting.

Thursday 2 March 2023

World book day!

We started our day with reading the school book ‘planet in a pickle jar’ which is all about preserving things that mean something to us and looking after the planet.

We put things into a class jar which we wanted to preserve and then drew three things of our own. We then learnt about the Sumatran Tiger which is critically endangered and produced a water colour picture of one. We enjoyed looking in the hall at everyone jars and also read for pleasure.

Monday 27 February 2023

Waterproof experiment

We have been testing which material would be best for Percy the park keepers new umbrella. We used a sample of different materials, water and a pipette to test each one. We found out that plastic was the most waterproof as all the other materials absorbed the water.

Monday 27 February 2023

Gymnastics

We have just finished our gymnastics unit in PE and used the apparatus to put together a sequence using travel, balance, shape, roll.

Thursday 23 February 2023

History

We have started learning about important people and their significance to our lives. The children enjoyed learning about Queen Elizabeth and King Charles as well as how people are related in the royal family (family tree). We also spoke about lines of succession.

Thursday 23 February 2023

Mindfulness

We have used ‘melting meditation’ to help us focus on our feelings and calm down after lunch.

Thursday 23 February 2023

English

We have read ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ to help us understand instructions. We acted out the instructions with a partner.

Thursday 23 February 2023

Geography

To finish our topic for this half term, the children made their own town using Lego and labelled the features.

Friday 3 February 2023

Computing

We are learning how to take photos and then edit them using features on an iPad.

Friday 3 February 2023

PSHE

We have learnt how to care for our environment by recycling our rubbish. We have sorted pictures of rubbish into the correct bins.

Friday 3 February 2023

Weaving

We have learnt how to weave using paper first and then fabric onto weaving boards.

Friday 3 February 2023

Maths

We have been learning the place value of numbers from 10-20 this week by using a range of maths resources. We have learnt there is one ten and some ones in each and 20 is made with two tens.

Friday 3 February 2023

Art

We have been creating repeating patterns using printing and made our own printing block with a sponge and peg to change the shape.

Friday 3 February 2023

Maths

In maths, we have learnt the names of 3D shapes and sorted them according to their properties. We also used polydron to make 3D shapes and identified which 2D shapes are on the faces.

Friday 3 February 2023

Geography

In geography, we are learning about the United Kingdom. We have labelled the countries and capital cities using atlases and Google earth to help us.

Friday 3 February 2023

Science

In science we are learning about materials. We have sorted objects by what they are made from and have described them using science vocabulary. We know what opaque, transparent and brittle means!

Friday 13 January 2023

Last day of term! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday 21 December 2022

RE

In RE we made our own Christingles.

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Christmas dinner day

We were all very excited today to be wearing our Christmas jumpers ready for our Christmas dinner.

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Letters

To finish off our English unit, we have written letters to Santa using a range of sentence starters as well as a formal address to send to the North Pole!

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Christmas fun!

We enjoyed playing a Christmas version of snakes and ladders called Christmas trees and candy canes

Monday 12 December 2022

Mince pies and gingerbread

As part of our English work, we tried mince pies and gingerbread and described them using our senses. We enjoyed them just like the Jolly Postman did in our story!

Monday 12 December 2022

Snowy pictures

We were very excited to see the snow today so we made our own snowy pictures using chalk.

Monday 12 December 2022

Nativity

Play rehearsals are well underway and we had our first performance to some parents and the whole school on Friday. We are excited for our next two shows this week!

Monday 5 December 2022

History

We compared an old and new version of the well known tale Cinderella and then acted it out in groups. We included time words into our storytelling to help us use chronological order.

Friday 2 December 2022

Music

We have started to make our own repeating patterns in music using colours and then we assigned each colour to a sound using our bodies. Then we practised and performed them to the class.

Friday 2 December 2022

Maths

As a treat for finishing our assessments, we used the ‘top marks’ website to play a range of maths games to consolidate our learning. We also had a team competition for number bonds to 10!

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Role play

Our role play area has transformed into a Christmas post office which links to our English story ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’. The children have enjoyed using it during our child initiated time.

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Tree decorations

We have made Christmas puddings to go on the tree at St.johns church and also for our school tree in the top corridor. The children loved making them!

Wednesday 23 November 2022

Science

In science, we have been using our sense of taste to guess what fruit or vegetable we were trying. We then wrote words to describe each one.

Wednesday 23 November 2022

History

We have been investigating how toys have changed over time and had lots of fun exploring old toys bought in by the parents. The children loved looking at them and had at go at playing with them.

Thursday 17 November 2022

Audrey

We were very lucky to have Audrey (the school dog) visit us today, she even joined us for a maths lesson!

Thursday 17 November 2022

Describing characters

We worked in pairs to write adjectives about the bear and teddy in our story.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Anti-bullying week

We have started the week off by wearing odd socks to celebrate how everyone is different. We have also created posters using the theme this year which is ‘reach out’.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Computing

We have been programming beebots using an app on the ipads.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

English

We have read the story ‘where’s my teddy?’ and acted it out in groups.

Thursday 10 November 2022

History

We have ordered pictures of ourselves from birth to present day. We identified how we have changed over time and also things which have stayed the same. We had lots of fun looking at each other’s photos!

Wednesday 9 November 2022

PAUSE ‘Peace, Attention, Understanding, Self – leadership and Energy’

As part of our ‘inner curriculum’ work we have been using the technique of a body scan to calm us and think deeply about how we are feeling.

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Remembrance

We have learnt about what Remembrance Day is and ways to commemorate the occasion. We used ‘collage’ to decorate a poppy and added them to old newspaper backgrounds which signalled the end of the war. They will look great on our window!

Monday 31 October 2022

Science

We have labelled parts of the body in groups using post it notes.

Thursday 20 October 2022

Maths

This week in maths, we have been using ‘part whole models’ to introduce addition. We have played a variety of games to explain splitting a number into two ‘parts’ and counting how many altogether to find the ‘whole’.

Thursday 20 October 2022

RE

We have been using the values of kindness and thoughtfulness in RE when learning about giving to charity. We have put together special Christmas gifts boxes to support ‘operation Christmas child’.

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Computing

We have introduced using beebots to give instructions. Today we used on screen beebots as a whole class and also had a turn using real ones in groups.

Monday 10 October 2022

The Little Red Hen

As part of our harvest festival assembly we retold the story of the little red hen. We also loved singing to all of the families who came to watch!

Monday 10 October 2022

Shape poems

We have written our own shape poems all about autumn. We planned our ideas first then wrote them up in best to go on display.

Monday 10 October 2022

English

We have retold the story of ‘brown bear’ in groups using actions

Monday 3 October 2022

Maths

We have been using the vocabulary ‘more’, ‘fewer’ and ‘same’ to compare amounts. We used teddies and cubes to make amounts and then compared them using the words above.

Monday 3 October 2022

Computing

We have made our own set of directional instructions and recorded them on the iPads. Next week we will start to apply this learning to program bee bots.

Friday 23 September 2022

Local area walk

In geography, we have been identifying human and physical features in the local area. We used aerial view on Google maps first and then went out around school to see if we could find them.

Friday 23 September 2022

We have been performing shape poems !

Friday 23 September 2022

Maths

This week in maths we have been representing numbers, recognising numbers as words and also counting on from any number.

Friday 9 September 2022

First week back

We have been doing lots of fun activities for our first week back at school. Drawing what we did in the holidays, sorting objects in maths and directions in computing.

Sunday 8 May 2022

Caterpillar Update

Our caterpillars have been getting bigger and bigger!

Sunday 8 May 2022

Numbers to 20

In maths we have been learning about numbers to 20 and beyond. We played a game ‘first to 20’, the children raced two animals to 20 by rolling a dice.

Sunday 8 May 2022

Games

We have started our ‘games’ unit in PE.

Sunday 8 May 2022

Caterpillar Update

Our caterpillars have been growing!

Sunday 8 May 2022

Map Work

We have been looking at different maps. As a class we made a large floor map. The children drew pictures of their houses and other buildings they wanted on the map.

Sunday 24 April 2022

Class Caterpillars

Our class caterpillars have arrived. We are looking forward to watching them change over the next few weeks.

Sunday 24 April 2022

Repeating Patterns

In maths we have been looking at repeating patterns. We have looked at shape, colour, movement and picture patterns. ABAB, ABB, AAB etc. We made colour repeating pattern necklaces.

Sunday 24 April 2022

Spring Welly Walk

We have been learning about the signs of spring. We went on a spring welly walk. We saw blossom, insects, buds, leaves, flowers and it was a nice sunny, warm day.

Monday 21 March 2022

Piet Mondrian

We have been learning about the artist Piet Mondrian. We painted a picture similar to Piet Mondrian’s using primary colours.

Monday 21 March 2022

Daffodils

We have been drawing and painting daffodil pictures.

Monday 21 March 2022

Healthy Teeth

We have been learning about how to keep our teeth healthy.

Monday 21 March 2022

People Who Help Us

We have started our topic ‘People Who Help Us’ and have been looking at the different jobs these people do.

Monday 21 March 2022

Height

In maths we have been learning about height. Using the phrases shorter than and taller than. We used different resources to measure how tall.

Monday 21 March 2022

World Book Day

As a whole school we read the book ‘Couch Potato’ for our World Book Day focus. We completed lots of book related activities – book marks, book scavenger hunt, book covers and making potato people. We also painted a sunset picture using potatoes, copying one of the illustrations in the book.

Monday 21 March 2022

Easter

In RE we have been learning about Easter. We have learnt about the Easter story and sequenced the pictures.

Monday 28 February 2022

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

We have made bridges for the goats to cross using construction toys and playdough trolls.

Monday 28 February 2022

Capacity

In maths we have been learning about capacity.

Monday 28 February 2022

Mental Health Week

For mental health week as a school we are making care packages for the elderly. As a class we are making salt dough decorations.

Monday 28 February 2022

PSHE Working Together

We worked in pairs to make a model sharing the construction resources.

Monday 28 February 2022

Our Bean Plants…

Look at how big our plants have got!

Monday 28 February 2022

Chinese New Year

We have been learning about Chinese New Year. We made lanterns, dragons and painted Chinese numbers.

Monday 28 February 2022

Weddings

In RE we have been learning about different types of weddings.

Monday 28 February 2022

Winter

We have been learning about the signs of winter. We went on a winter welly walk.

Monday 28 February 2022

Triangles and Squares

In maths we have been learning about the numeral 4. We used rectangles and squares to make house pictures.

Monday 28 February 2022

We’re going on a shape hunt…

In maths we went on a square and rectangle shape hunt using shape magnifying glasses.

Monday 28 February 2022

5 Ways to Wellbeing

We attended a 5 ways to wellbeing workshop.

Monday 28 February 2022

I-Pads

We used the ‘Bee-Bot’ app to practice programming.

Monday 28 February 2022

Planting Broad Beans

After listening to the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ we planted our own broad beans.

Monday 28 February 2022

Christmas Festivities

Christmas jumper day, carol concert and Christmas dinner.

Monday 28 February 2022

PE

Fundamentals to PE

Monday 28 February 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Decorating the class tree.

Monday 28 February 2022

Diwali

Painting our diva lamps.

Monday 28 February 2022

Nativity Rehearsal

We started rehearsals for our KS1 nativity ‘A King is Born’.

Monday 28 February 2022

Autumn

Leaf threading and making bird feeders.

Monday 28 February 2022

Number 4

Looking for different ways to show 4.