What we have been learning about in Autumn Two
This term has been very busy in Year 2. In maths we had lots of practical lessons measuring the volume and capacity of water containers, measuring mass with scales and we're finishing the term learning to tell the time. Hopefully there will be lots of opportunities over the holidays to practice reading different clocks. In our RE lessons, we've learnt about the major Autumn festivals of Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas through celebration afternoons which were lots of fun. Our science learning has been exciting, taking part in lots of experiments within the Yewtree Physics lab. We've helped Mr Flip-flop, Mr Woodcut and Mr Liquid test the suitability of a range of materials. Both classes are thoroughly enjoying our class novel The Christmasaurus in the afternoons and we're excited to see what happens on their journey before the end of term.
What we have been learning in Autumn One
This term we have been very busy getting back on track with our learning. We came in one morning to discover our classrooms had been a crime scene - with lily pads and water left by flying frogs! As detectives Blake and Seuss, we investigated the evidence, sequenced the events then wrote our own narrative story about the adventures of flying animals.
Our topic of All About Me has covered life cycles, keeping healthy and looking at the details of our self-portraits. We hope you enjoyed our portrait galleries through the window.
We also watched our tiny caterpillars grow and then turn into beautiful butterflies, which we released into our wildlife garden by the KS1 playground.
Through our RE lessons we've been learning about symbols that are important to each of the major religions and what symbols re important to us - creating personal crests. We also learnt more about our local area through Geography and the history of Hemel Hempstead in History with support from the Hemel Hempstead Local History Society and Heritage Trust.