Autumn 2 - London's Burning
Autumn 2 Year 2 – London’s burning!
Our adventure started with the delivery of some random objects! In close inspection we discovered they were items from 1666 for the Great Fire of London! We then played a team game against the other Year 2 class. We had to see who could empty a bucket of water from one end of the line and fill up the bucket at the other end of the line by passing water in cups. Lime class were the winners!
We then ordered the events of the fire, learnt about why the fire happened and how it spread as well as learning about how houses had changed since the Great Fire. We enjoyed having the parents in to help us make our Tudor Houses, thank you. We also enjoyed a Great Fire of London theatre workshop where we all took part in the event back in 1666.
In English Mr Le Fevre and Mr White wanted us to write instructions for what to do in case of a fire. We did a practice fire drill and wrote some fantastic instructions. We also pretended we were at the Great Fire and wrote diary entries using some exciting adjectives.
In maths we learned to multiply so that we could help the baker organise the bread and cakes in his new bakery. We showed our understanding of multiplication in different ways; practical resources, arrays, repeated addition and multiplication sentences.
In science we have been investigating what it means to have a healthy heart. We have discussed why it is important for humans to exercise, of eating the right amount of different types of food and why good hygiene is so important, especially at this time of the year!
We have enjoyed the first part of the Autumn term and we are excited for our next adventure in the New Year!
Mrs Carter and Miss Longley
Autumn 1 - Crazy Claude
Autumn 1 Year 2 – Crazy Claude!
Year 2 have had a fantastic start to the year! 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 themes adventure.
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 walked around our local area and talked about why Claude should visit Picket Twenty.
In English we delved straight into the exciting story of ‘Claude in the City’. A fictional tale 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 and we wrote a recount of Claude’s trip to the City. We ended the adventure by writing our own Claude 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. Claude opened a café so we had to help him add things together and give change. By using take away, we helped Claude understand what ‘less’ meant so that he would eat fewer bones and not be sick!
In Science we investigated materials to find and make Claude a new rain jacket. We learnt about where our food comes from and how to use food safely when we made dog biscuits.
We have enjoyed the first part of the Autumn term and we are excited for our next adventure after half term.