Welcome to Hazel Class!
We are the Year Two Children.
Welcome back, we hope you've had a wonderful Christmas holidays and are ready for a new
term and an exciting topic! This half term our topic work will be based on Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine. We will be learning about the famous nurses Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell, understanding why they are important people from the past and how they helped to make improvements to medicine that still impact our lives today.
As part of our topic work in Design and Technology, Science and Maths we will be learning about healthy foods and researching, planning and making our own healthy smoothies. We will be researching the favourite smoothie flavours in Hazel Class and using our data to create graphs and tally charts.
This half term we will become detectives and will be investigating a crime scene in our classroom! We will be learning about how detectives gather clues and evidence including finger prints and writing Police reports. In our topic work we will be learning about the Gunpowder Plot and the infamous Guy Fawkes and in Art we will be creating our own photo-fit self-portraits.
We begin the year with our first topic 'Pumpkin Soup Cafe' inspired by the Pumpkin Soup stories written by Helen Cooper. As part of our work we will be opening our very own Hazel Class Pumpkin Soup Cafe, designing and making our own soups. We will be writing invitations, menus and recipes. We will be learning about how food is farmed and celebrating harvest with our church festival.
Our visit to Chatsworth Farm and Gardens
On Thursday 3rd October we visited Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. We had a wonderful visit to the Farm Yard where we saw horses, chickens, cows, sheep, donkeys and even Mrs Nayar's favourite animal, guinea pigs!
We met Nicola who works at Chatsworth, who told us all about the different fruit and vegetables grown on the estate. We planted our own seeds, which we have brought back to school to water and (hopefully!) watch them grow. We also visited the kitchen garden and saw lots of different fruits and vegetables. The gardener told us about the different pumpkins, courgettes and squash he grows, which are all part of the gourd family. We were kindly given some purple and orange carrots and a pumpkin to bring back to school.
We also really enjoyed exploring the amazing adventure playground!
Our Pumpkin Soup Cafe