Last week, we all visited a nature reserve to find out more about plants and animals that live in British habitats. We discovered lots of different types of plants and trees e.g. lavender and sycamore. Then, during our pond dipping workshop we were able to identify and classify different types of species that live in this habitat.
This week, Year 2 have been busy creating Ghostbusters slime! To do this, the needed to follow a set of instructions. After this, the children have written a set of instructions so that other children or adults at home can make this great creation too. Everyone had tremendous fun! Take a look at a set of the instructions they produced…
Recently, Year 2 have been reading their class book ‘Daisy and the trouble with zoos’. They have used ideas from the story to write about the time that Daisy visited the penguin pool on her birthday. The children worked on using a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to extend their sentences. Take a look at Tia-Jae’s fabulous version of this!
During their ICT lessons, Year 2 have been busy developing their understanding of algorithms. They have been working collaboratively to understand how they can be implemented on digital devices such as Roamer. Everyone has found it challenging to work out how to make Roamer follow a series of algorithms to reach certain points on the African map. The group below quickly realised that following precise instructions was important as this helped Roamer to move towards its goal with ease.
In science, we have been exploring the wilderness area to help Miss Lodge and Mr Blagg try to find ways to attract more wildlife. Firstly, we used all our senses to explore the area before recording these. Also, we closely observed the area and searched for mini beasts that are already living in this habitat. We discovered some very large spiders! Following this, we used the data we collected to create a pictogram to show which was the most and least popular mini beast. This information will be shared with Miss Lodge and Mr Blagg very soon.
This week, we have been learning how to order and compare numbers with our classroom friend Jaxson the crocodile! We have been using our knowledge of the value of tens and units to help us. Jaxson did an impressive piece of work where he used his skills of drawing base 10 to work out which side Jaxson would like to eat (has the greatest value). Then, he used and applied this knowledge further in his challenge. Well done!
In Design and Technology, Year 2 have been very busy studying emergency service vehicles from around the world before considering which materials would be the most suitable for a ladder and hose. Following this, everyone has spent the past few weeks developing their own ideas to create a final design for their fire engine. Now the exciting time has come to start to turn these designs into a reality. I cannot wait to see what the finished products looks like!
Recently, Year 2 visited the Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield to take part in a workshop all about the role of firemen during the Great Fire of London. We learned all about how the job of a fireman was very different back in 1666 from the clothes they wore, the equipment they used as well as how they were rewarded for their efforts. During the day, the children had excellent fun trying on the different uniforms – even if they were a little bit too big for them!
This week in science, we have been trying to help our class mascot Lamar. He is hoping to go on holiday to Africa to experience a safari adventure. To help him, we have been exploring different materials using our senses before testing their absorbency to help Lamar to work out which material is the most suitable for the bag and towel he will take with him.