What fantastic creations Year 2!
In our Art we have been looking at Aboriginal art. Today we created our very own Didgeridoos using the aboriginal patterns we have been looking at.
What fantastic creations Year 2!
In our Literacy lesson today we had a carousel of activities which involved following instructions.
The activities we carried out were:
*Whiteboard drawing – Working in partners, one child would describe what to draw step-by-step and the other would draw it on their whiteboard. Then they would both reveal their whiteboards to see if their drawing matched.
*Origami Fox – The children had to read and follow both word and pictorial instructions on how to fold paper to make an Origami Fox.
*Just Dance – The children had to watch and follow the choreography to different dances and music on the Interactive whiteboard.
*Jam sandwiches – Also linking to our current Literacy story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ the children had to read and follow both word and pictorial instructions to make their own jam sandwich.
As part of our science topic, we have been looking at different materials and their properties.
This afternoon, we took a range of different materials onto the playground to test if they were waterproof or not.
The materials we chose to test were - fur, cotton, cardboard, sponge, chiffon, netting and leather.
Before we carried out our experiment, we predicted that the leather, cotton and fur would be waterproof
We took the materials and a jug of water onto the playground and poured some water over each of the materials.
Our results were...... The cardboard and leather WERE waterproof and the cotton, chiffon, netting and sponge WERE NOT waterproof.
A great experiment Year 2!
So for our STEM lesson today, we repeated last weeks exciting experiment again, but this time with 'giant' skittles and cold water instead of warm on the plate.
Almost straight away we noticed that the colours began to drain away from the sweet quicker and the colours were much more vibrant.
We discussed this and thought this maybe because the bigger the sweet, the more colour it was coated in.
This time, after a while we also turned the skittles over and saw the bottoms were almost completely white. We also think the smell of the skittles was stronger and sweeter.
The conclusion we drew upon was that the temperature of the water on the plate doesn't really matter, but the size of the sweet does. The bigger the sweet...the more exciting!
During todays literacy lesson we were learning about concrete Nouns.
We learnt that a noun can be a person, place or thing. Mrs Tubby had placed some different nouns around the classroom and some of us were asked to chose a word and stick it onto the whiteboard. We then had to decide if the word we had chosen was a person, place or thing and think of a sentence we could write containing that noun. Lastly, once we had written each sentence we underlined the noun with yellow highlighter.
Mrs Tubby even had us calling out verbs to line up ready for home time! Tomorrow we will be learning more about nouns and also looking at 'proper' nouns....watch this space!
Super work Year 2!
This week we had our first STEM lesson (Science Technology Engineering and Maths).
We were given some skittles to arrange on a plate. We then carefully poured warm water onto the plate and watched what happened to the skittles.
We found it fascinating to watch the pattern and colours change and we noticed that the skittles began to shrink and turn white.
We discussed what was happening as a class and walked round and looked at each other's patterns. We enjoyed it so much that we are going to perform the experiment again next week but with 'giant' skittles and with cold water this time to see if we get different results.
Great experiment Year 2!
We had some biscuit themed fun in our Science lesson this week.
Our task was to see out of Digestive, Oreo, Bourbon and Fruit Shortcake biscuits, which was the best to dunk in 'a cup of tea'.
We planned to do this by seeing how many dunks the biscuit could take before it fell apart. Most of us predicted that either the oreo or digestive would last the longest.
After dipping the biscuits in our cups of warm water, we found that the fruit shortcake was the worst to dunk as this fell apart after just one dunk.
We found that the best biscuit to dunk was the bourbon as it lasted a huge dunks into the cup! So if in doubt.....go for a bourbon!!
In our maths lessons this week we have been look at using the part-whole method to work out how many tens and ones in numbers. We have written numbers on whiteboards, used number cards and counters and cubes to show how many tens and ones in different numbers.
We have also been looking at Less than (<), More than (>) and equal to with numbers up to 50. We have learnt that the 'crocodile' always eats the bigger number.
Written by Mrs Tubby and the children in class Nightingale.