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Hill End

We had a great time at Hill End this week. We took part in so many activities including exploring the woods, solving challenges and spotting nature. We made our own lunch and even stayed for dinner! Here are some of the photos of our fun filled day!

Term 6 - Claude explores the UK

This term we will be learning about the UK and Great Britain. We will find out which countries make up the UK and explore some of their similarities and differences. We will use Atlases to find out about the physical features of each country, and explore Google Earth to find the different human features in villages, towns and cities. Have a look at our Topic Overview below to find out what else we will be learning in our classes this term.

Term 5 - Living and Growing

This term we will be learning about all things that are living and growing. We will recap how we know if something is living and look at plants in more depth. We will observe plants and discuss how and why they are different. We will discover the function of the different parts of a plant and think about what a plant needs to grow. We will then look at other living creatures and decide how to classify them. We will look at their habitats and decide why certain animals are fit to live in certain environments. Have a look at our Topic Overview below to find out what else we will be learning in our classes this term.

WOW Day!

For our WOW Day this term the children found out all about the Mayans. We discovered types of food they ate, games they played and even made our own headdresses. We learnt that the most important person in the group has the biggest headdress. Who is the most important in each class? 

Term 4 - Dora Explores

This term we will be learning about the different continents and countries in the world. We will use Atlases to find out what they are and discover some of the Wonders of the World. We will then focus on Mexico and learn about the physical and human features of this amazing country. Have a look at our Topic Overview below to find out what else we will be learning in our classes this term.

WOW Day!

For our WOW Day this term the children investigated different materials that might help characters in Traditional tales. We read The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and made rafts to find the best material to get the goats across the river, avoiding the troll. We read Hansel and Gretal and tried to make our own house using edible materials. We then read The 3 Little Pigs and investigated the durability of straw, stick and brick houses. Here's what we found out:

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Term 3 - Marvellous Materials

This term we will be thinking about Materials and how they help the world around us. We will be Scientists and complete a number of investigations to find the best material for certain purposes. Have a look at our Topic Overview below to find out what we will be learning in our classes this term.

WOW Day!

For our WOW Day this term the children were challenged with researching and dressing up as a famous person from history. We took part in a catwalk parade to show off our costumes to the Year 1s. Have a look at our outfits. Can you guess who we are?

Term 2 - Exploring History

This term Year 2 will be thinking about famous explorers and pioneers from History. Have a look at our Topic Overview below to find out what we will be learning in our classes to help us answer the question 'Why are historical people important today?'.

Jigsaw - PSHE

Year 2 children will participate in our Jigsaw lessons on Monday afternoons. This enables us all to reflect on the previous week, and set a positive tone for the week ahead. Please find more information about Year 2 Jigsaw lessons in the Useful Information section, within the Parents Tab.

Science - Healthy Living

As part of our topic on Survival, Year 2 have been finding out how to stay fit and healthy. We have learnt that you should be active for 1 hour every day! You could do lots of types of exercise like cycling and swimming. We completed a round robin of exercise and thought about how our bodies changed from the start of the session to the end. Do you do enough exercise?

Picture 1 We completed the Golden mile.
Picture 2 We counted how many laps we did.
Picture 3 We learnt a disco dance.
Picture 4 We performed it as a group.
Picture 5 We did some freestyle dancing.
Picture 6 We did circuit training.
Picture 7 We worked together in groups.
Picture 8 We were exhausted after our hour of exercise!

DT - Pizza making!

This week, Year 2 have been making Pizza characters for a new Traction Man story. First we designed our character, then we worked in groups to make the dough. After it had risen, we learned how to use a knife safely to prepare our toppings. We then added them to our pizza base before cooking them in the oven. It was great fun!

Picture 1 First we weighed the flour.
Picture 2 Then we added yeast and warm water.
Picture 3 Next we stirred the ingredients.
Picture 4 Then we kneaded the dough.
Picture 5 We left it in a warm place to rise.
Picture 6 We chopped mushrooms.
Picture 7 We sliced the ham.
Picture 8 We cut up peppers.
Picture 9 We grated cheese.
Picture 10 We added our toppings to our pizzas.
Picture 11 They were delicious!

Maths - Place Value

This term we have been thinking about the place value in number. We have learned how to use dienes to show how many tens and units are in a number, and we used our understanding to work out which number was greater than, or less than another. We have to remember that the crocodile always eats the BIGGEST number!

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WOW DAY!

For our first WOW day this term we spent the day learning survival skills in the woods. We learned how to clean dirty water, we went on a deadly 60 hunt and we even ate bugs like worms in mud! Check out some photos from our awesome day!

Picture 1 We ate bugs! (pretend ones!)
Picture 2 We learned how to clean water.
Picture 3 We read books in a tent.
Picture 4 We played team games.
Picture 5 We worked together to build a shelter.
Picture 6 Our shelter had to keep us warm and dry.

Term 1 - What do we need to Survive?

This term Year 2 will be thinking about survival and staying healthy. Have a look at our Topic Overview below to find out what we will be learning in our classes to help us answer the question 'What do we need to Survive?'.

‘Laughing, Learning, Caring and Succeeding For Life’

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