This term in Maths, we have enjoyed some practical measuring! We used the tape measures to help us understand how we might measure longer items, and also that we might need different tools to measure different things. After practising, we challenged our partner to draw a line of a certain length just by estimating. We then measured to see who was closest!
In Science, we have been learning about plants. We made plants and labelled the functions of each part, for example that the petals are to attract insects with its bright colours and beautiful smells.
We also learned about the various methods of seed dispersal and had lots of fun outside having a go with glitter as the seeds! We are also having a go at hydroponics in the classroom, growing broad beans using only water! We chose where to place them carefully using our knowledge of what they need. They grew so much in a such a short space of time! In the photos, you will see what they looked like when we first planted them and then how tall some of them grew!
This term, we have really enjoyed having the sports coaches back in! We have been doing hockey, balancing games and gymnastics, focussing this term on flight and rotation and creating sequences!
We have also been learning all about the Great Fire of London which we have loved! We ordered the events of the Great Fire by creating our own timelines. We then shared our timelines with class, retelling the whole event in order.
To end our topic on the Tudors, we learnt about William Shakespeare. In our year group bubble, we were super lucky to have a drama workshop from the Shakespeare Company. It was great! We focussed on Macbeth and the scene with the witches, and we loved brewing potions and practising our acting skills!
This term has looked a little bit different to the past two terms with school closing again so we have had to adapt again to remote learning, but we have all still worked exceptionally hard and Miss Southon is extremely proud!
Our Term 3 topic has been ‘The Tudors’ so we have been doing lots of History, as well as some super English and Art linked to this interesting topic. Have a look at some of our super History learning all about the Battle of Bosworth, the Tudor monarchs and Henry VIII. In English we have written some amazing stories including different Tudor events as well as a diary entry a Tudor child in in school – we loved learning all the fascinating facts and comparing to life at Bridge Farm!
In Art we worked hard to develop our portrait skills – take a look at some of our amazing portraits. Can you spot which famous Tudors we have drawn?
In Science, we have been learning all about materials and their developing our understanding of properties. We did lots of activities, challenging us to use scientific vocabulary as well as an investigation to find out which materials can be changed the most easily by squeezing, bending, twisting and stretching.
We have been having a lot of fun in science in Year 2 so far!
We learned about how some fabrics are dyed naturally in India and then we carried out an experiment with different natural objects to see which one would dye the fabric the strongest colour. We tested turmeric, pomegranate, strawberries, onion and bark. You will see from the pictures that Turmeric dyed the fabric the best. We discussed our results and the reasons we feel Turmeric worked better than the other objects.
In English, we have been learning all about Red Pandas, including why they are an endangered animal in India. We practised the skill of information writing and then put everything we had learnt together to create a new report. Some of them even ended up in our school newsletter. Have a look to see how fantastic they were!