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King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2HU

01223 518330

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Year 2 - Latest Work

How Has Flight Changed Over Time?

At the beginning of March we had a fantastic trip to Duxford Air Museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip which included seeing a tiny, classic plane take off, a walk inside Concorde, sketching and marvelling at so many different flying machines.

We experimented with different types of paper to make predictions about how well our paper aeroplanes flew. There were some surprises.


In English, we thought about futuristic flight and created our own drawings to show some amazing vehicles. Do you like our adverts with persuasive writing?

Our DT project was based around moving vehicles and this led to lots of learning about joining materials and wheels with axels.

How Do People and Animals Survive in Cold Places?

For this topic, we enjoyed looking at maps and globes. We were especially interested in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Some us created habitats in our home learning:

 

We experimented with keeping things warm and cold and used thermometers too.

In English, we wrote to replies to an email we received from Magnus, who lives in Iceland. We typed them and sent them as emails. We tried to ask questions about his life there and tell him a bit about life in Cambridge. We wrote adventure stories set in snowy regions and descriptions of the animals who lived there. It was interesting to work out food chains and discover how things survive in icy habitats. In Philosophy we considered if we would like to go to the Arctic and if so, why? We also had an enquiry around what we would most like to take with us.

Looking After Our Pets

We have spent several weeks looking at how we can look after pets. We enjoyed a visit from Wood Green Animal Charity who showed us how to read a dog’s body language. Do you know what a tail hanging down really means? We talked about how to stay safe around dogs and created safety leaflets and posters. We were able to use dog accessories for lots of maths and investigations. We loved painting our dogs, real and imaginary.

Two favourite books were ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet.’ We were inspired by a book called ‘Dogs’ Night’ to imagine what painted dogs might do if they could creep out of their paintings at night.

We used a fun poetry form called a ‘kenning’

In Art we have continued to explore pattern using thick and thin pens. We are pleased with our results.

Artwork - Patterns

We have spent time carefully creating patterns using thick and thin pens.

Emergency!


We all enjoyed a fantastic visit by our local fire service, including a modern fire engine, full of equipment. Did you know it even had a boat on board? Before the fire officers came we wrote questions we wanted to ask them.


We learned about how to stay safe with some electrical things in our homes and how we must check our smoke alarms every week.
Our Emergency topic led us to write emergency stories which we enjoyed reading aloud.

Christmas

 

Choosing which nativity scene we liked best was tricky. We were interested to see the many different materials used and the way the characters looked in sets from across the world. Our Christmas performance of songs and a poem was great fun and enjoyed by all.