Outdoor Learning Week

Year 2 had a great time during the Outdoor Learning week when the Aldenham and Dell Farm Outdoor Learning teams came to visit the school. Children were absorbed in activities such as Land Art and making Stick Man using the natural resources they searched for and found in the Dell.

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We were very proud of our Stick Man creations!

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What fun we had in the Dell searching for natural resources.

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Look at our Land Art using the natural resources in the school grounds!

Year 1 and 2 Easter performance: Tattybogle

Year 1 and 2 are busy rehearsing and creating costumes for their Easter performance of ‘Tattybogle’ and it’s looking and sounding fantastic!

Just as a reminder, performances are on Tuesday 22nd March at 2.15pm (collection at usual time) and Wednesday 23rd March at 6pm (Children to be back in school by 5.30pm).

Your child has been given a letter telling them what clothes they need to bring in for their costume, please check bookbags if you have not had this!

We look forward to seeing you all for what will be a brilliant performance!

 

Ignite Year 2 Houses and Homes

The children have enjoyed a tour of Markyate Village ,comparing  the old and new houses and their different features and styles.

They also were deciding who might live in those types of houses .They also have been examining suitable and unsuitable materials with which to build a house.DSCF0399 They will be carrying out investigations on the strength of different materials and which of them would make the best insulators and which might be the strongest materials for construction.

To link in with this topic the children have been writing their own versions of the Three Little Pigs who turn out to be not such good little pigs after all.

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Soon we will be learning about the Great Fire of London and the reason for the fire spreading so wildly and widely across Old London town.

Year 2 have been learning to identify different types of angles in Maths. They have been exploring outdoors in the school grounds and have found different angles in the school’s outdoor equipment and nature’s natural materials.

Our Angle Hunt…………….

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An acute angle!

 

 

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A right angle!

 

 

 

 

 

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A twig with an obtuse angle! We used a protractor to measure it: 120 degrees.

Ignite For Transport Topic

Monday 16th September, Year 2 were lucky enough to have montrous Scammell recovery vehicles visit the school. They received a very interesting talk from Mr Marks on how these vehicles are used to rescue other means of transport. The children were very excited to look inside all the compartments and were full of questions. After the visit the children had an engaging discussion about all the new things they had learned and what else they would like to research.100_1585 100_1586 100_1587 100_1588 100_1589

Amazing Animals

A silver fox cub - but it's black!  Why is that I wonder...

A silver fox cub – but it’s black!
Why is that I wonder…

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It's an armadillo!

It’s an armadillo!

 

In continuing their topic on Amazing Animals, Year Two enjoyed the Rainforest Animals which came to visit the school. Not only did they learn and recall so many facinating facts about the creatures, but they also had the amazing opportunity to hold and touch them. Here are some photographs to witness this exciting event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazing Animals

Year  2 ‘s new topic this term is called “Amazing Animals”. We will all be going on a class outing to the National Gallery in London to view animals in paintings . Our focus will be the work of Henri Rousseau- the french self-taught painter.

This week we have been conducting a bird survey identifying birds which come to visit our school grounds. Daily we update our observation chart to ensure we have a accurate data.

I think I've spotted a starling!

I think I’ve spotted a starling!

 

Is that a robin?

Is that a robin?

 

Building Houses

Before half term the children designed and built houses based on the knowledge they had gained from their topic work on Houses and Homes. They used a variety of materials and even included such things as gardens and interior fabrics and furnishings.

In addition, they explored materials suitable for building different parts of houses and conducted experiments to test their properties. Fieldwork was carried out locally in the village, where children sketched houses both old and new, observing the features of both and deciding who might inhabit them based on the number of rooms and the size of the building.