Jetting Off
The children have got off to a brilliant start this term. We have launched our new project ‘Jetting Off’ where the children have been really engaged learning about the countries we can fly to in the world. We are particularly looking forward to our trip to Stansted Airport in June! Since we have returned from the Easter break, the children have impressed us with their determination and resilience in Big Write and it is amazing to see the progress they are making. They have been challenging themselves to use conjunctions, joined handwriting, words with suffixes and using exclamation and question marks.

 

To conclude their ‘Great Fire of London’ project, Year Two had an exciting visit from the Haverhill Fire Service. Over the last two weeks, the children have been busy making Tudor Houses, improving and using their Design and Technology skills. The children learnt that the houses were different in 1666 from the houses built today. So the children could understand how the fire spread, they replicated the fire in Pudding Lane by setting alight the Tudor Houses on the school playing field, in a controlled environment, led by the Fire Service.  The children were amazed at how quickly the fire spread across the houses! The children even had a chance to use the hose to burn out the fire. The children discussed many of the facts they have learnt with the Fire Service, who were impressed with their knowledge. We would like to thank the Haverhill Fire Service for visiting us and for making it a fantastic experience for our children. 

 

   

 

 

 

In Year Two we have been very busy learning lots of new things. In English, we have written our own instructions on how to make bread. We have also been reading and writing our own fantasy stories. We included lots of magical creatures like dragons and fairies! We were inspired by our work with Art Solutions creating the beautiful new displays around school.
In Maths, we learned about how to tell the time and using different calculations to solve problems. We even used them to solve tricky word problems!
In Project, we have been finding out about the Great Fire of London. We discovered that Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary all about it and that his diary was written in secret code. We have been researching Tudor houses so that we can build our own.
 In P.E. we have been doing gymnastics and finding out all the different ways we can move and pose our bodies on and off the apparatus. We have been investigating different balances too.
We would love to share more of what we have been learning at our Year Two assembly which is at 2.40pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
 

hew! What an exciting few days we’ve had in Year Two, in preparation for our Art Exhibition next Thursday!

We’ve been extremely busy learning the tie dye technique, finding out how to create vibrant, colourful backgrounds fit for the Rainforest! We’ve experimented with a range of dyes and colours, and can’t wait to see the finished product in a few days time, once they’ve dried! Parents, you will be able to view these (and much more) at the Art Exhibition on Thursday 1st December, 3.30pm to 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you then!

 

    

Year Two had an exciting and jam packed first half term.

The children have demonstrated resilience to become more independent, and have been driven to try their best in all lessons.

In English, the children learnt about the author ‘Roald Dahl’ and read his story ‘The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me’. The children created character descriptions and sequenced the events in the story. Also, the children learnt ‘The Crocodile’ poem using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies. They then created their own version by changing the animal to a dolphin or snake – the children impressed us with their rhyming skills.

In Maths Mastery, the children have been comparing numbers within 100, exploring number bonds to 20 and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Their enthusiasm for Maths is lovely to see and we have been impressed with their hard-working attitude.

In Project, the children learnt about the four layers of The Rainforest and created a rainforest in a jar using art materials. Also, we had an exciting visit from the Rainforest Ranger who brought lots of animals and insects to show us. We have also been learning to play the keyboard in Music and used the programme Paint to create rainforest animal images in Computing. We look forward to starting our preparations for the Art Exhibition.