Year 1 & 2

Here are some pictures of year 2 constructing 3D shapes to show they understand the properties: edges, vertices and faces
We have started our English learning with the book "Where the Wild Things Are." The children have absolutely adored immersing themselves in the text. They were amazing at following simple instructions to create their own masks.

During science year 1 & 2 have been learning about materials. We have been exploring their properties and how some materials can be changed. In a recent science lesson we investigated what things can be changed with heat. We predicted what would happen to chocolate, ice, wax and bread when they got hot. After we had made our predictions we worked together to carry out the experiment.
In art this term year 1 & 2 have been working on their 'Colourful Creatures' topic, based on Ben Cort's illustrations from the picture book: 'Aliens Love Underpants'. Throughout this topic, the main focus has been colour mixing.  The children have had lots of fun using Playdough, coloured acetate and paint bags to explore which primary colours can be mixed to make the secondary colours (orange, purple and green). They have also been exploring how to make a colour lighter (tint) or darker (shade).  At the end of the topic, the children will use their colour mixing skills to create their own alien illustrations.

Year 1 and 2 photos

Our children adored our time at the Novium Museum in Chichester. we got to explore the Tim Peake workshop , learning lots of new facts about him and his life as an astronaut. The children took part in a range of activities such as learning how Tim Peake coped with the lack of gravity in space using a hairdryer, ping pong ball and net! They were even able to dress up in their very own space costume!