Thursday, 26 February 2015

Vehicles homework project

Thank you to all the parents who supported their children with their homework projects. Some of the work was magnificent! 
Tiffany and Harry's projects were amazing and the boys who created 'top trumps' were very impressive too!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


Last time Year 2 did some investigations using force.  We wanted to find out if different surfaces made cars travel further and faster.  

To make it a fair test we used  the same car and used the same height.  
We only changed the surface.  We used three surfaces: wood, sandpaper and carpet.  

We had a lot of fun measuring and recording our results and most of the children concluded that wood was the best surface because the car travelled further.  Wood was the best surface because it was smooth and flat. 

Here are some photos. 

Friday, 13 February 2015

St. Albans Abbey trip!

We had a fantastic visit to St. Albans last Wednesday.  We all took part in a fantastic retelling about St.Albans and found out more about his life in Roman Britain.  Year 2 learnt how Alban was the first Christian martyr and how he gave up his life for his religion.  Children had different roles to play.  Some were market traders, rich Romans, Roman soldiers, slaves, as well as Christian priests and Alban himself. 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Roman mosaics at St Albans Abbey

Year 2 made some brilliant mosaics at the cathedral. We learnt how mosaics were important in Roman Britain and how they were designed.  We spent the afternoon at the cathedral making our own mosaics using tiles and pasting these onto a wooden square.  The children designed their own mosaic using the colours available and choosing their own pattern.  Some children also used the initial of their name for their inspiration and deliberately made a mistake (Romans deliberately made a mistake because they thought that nothing was perfect apart from Roman Gods).