Autumn 1 Crazy Claude
Despite the many changes to our school environment, Year 2 have had a fantastic start to the year. This half term our adventure started when we had a visit from a French dog called Claude who told us we would be going on lots of adventures with him as part of a geography themed adventure.
During our adventure lessons we looked at maps, discussed what they are for and even created some of our own. We looked at map symbols to help us understand maps in more detail and we created our own compasses to give directions to Claude. We then wrote a letter to Claude explaining what fantastic activities he could do if he came to Andover. They were so amazing we persuaded him to bring his next adventure to Andover.
In English we delved straight into exciting stories of Claude which are fictional tales of a dog who leads an extraordinary life by travelling to different places in search of excitement and adventure! We wrote information sheets to help Claude get to know us. We also helped Claude find and return the letters in common exception words that were stolen by the robber! We ended the adventure by writing our own Claude Halloween adventure stories!
In Maths we built upon our knowledge of how to add and subtract to help Claude and his friends. We applied our knowledge of number to create a Claude board game. He then asked us to help him plan a ‘welcome home party’ using our addition skills. Towards the end of the term, Claude showed some Covid-19 symptoms so we helped him do his shopping by using our subtraction skills.
In Science we investigated materials to make Claude a new rain jacket. We investigated how waterproof or absorbent materials are. We also looked at the suitability of materials.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the first part of the autumn term and we couldn’t be prouder of every child. Their enthusiasm, motivation and smiles have kept us all going. We are extremely excited for our next adventure after a well-deserved half term break.