Year 2 Science Week

We’ve been busy scientists this week! We’ve been investigating a range of everyday items and carrying out experiments with them, including making whirlpools, testing a non-Newtonian fluid (quicksand!) and creating our own lemonade. Here are some of our favourite photos of our learning this week…

Mixing lemonade

Trying to melt the ice

Save that dinosaur!

Making a whirlpool

Cornflour and water – liquid or solid?

Mixing it well

 

 

 

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STEM Fair at Tiverton Museum

This week Year 2 visited the Tiverton Museum to take part in their STEM fair, celebrating all things Science.  There were many engaging activities for us to complete and we were able to explore lots of scientific concepts: light and sound, materials and friction to name a few.

Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!

Making the sounds of a fire engine!

Team work builds a throne fit for royalty!

Our finished puppets!

The children have finished their puppets! They have sewn their puppets and decorated them. Their evaluations have shown how pleased they are and how much they have improved their skills. We hope your puppets enjoy their new homes!

 

 

 

Green Fingers!

This term in Science we have been busy learning all about plants, finding out what they need to grow and how they grow. We can even name the different parts of plants and explain what their role is.

We have really enjoyed watching the changes of our bean plants over the past few weeks!

Observing and filling in our plant diaries

Starting to sprout

Getting taller!

Puppets

Our new book for Literacy is ‘Claude in the City’. Claude is a small dog who visits the city with his best friend, Sir Bobblysock. We are going going to be making our own puppet friends this half term! We started by evaluating some puppets and developing success criteria for our own puppet designs, so they are going to be brightly coloured, have soft material and be well-made. (We also had a lot of fun with some improvised puppet shows..!)

Scoot Safe!

This week we were lucky enough to be visited by Liam from Team Rubicon, a scooter and skateboarding instructor.

Year 2 were taught about the different safety equipment we should wear when scooter-ing and how to ride scooters responsibly.

We all wore helmets, knee and elbow pads

It was a great opportunity for novices to build confidence and the more experienced among us learn and practice some new tricks.

Now we must remember to walk our scooters across the road!

 

The Inn-spectors

Rehearsals are well underway for the Year 1 and 2 Christmas performance. Our Year 2s are busy learning their lines, playing their parts and singing beautifully! Please keep practising – we won’t be using any scripts by the end of next week…