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Year 2 Science experiment - What is the best way to keep our hands clean?
Before school closed the Year 2s started doing an experiment to see which is the best way to keep our hands clean and everyone was very excited to see what was going to happen! We wiped our hands on the first piece bread before we washed them. We then washed our hands with water and then wiped them on the second piece of bread. Finally, we washed our hands with soap and water and wiped them on the third piece of bread. We all made a prediction about what we thought would happen and had lots of different ideas! Why not show your children the pictures of the bread after 2 weeks and have a conversation about what has happened and why it has happened?
We have started 2020 with an exciting project about
We will be exploring how :
Ada Lovelace created the first algorithm;
Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity;
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
In history, we have been looking at Ada Lovelace; who she is, what her invention was and how her invention has helped us. We've learnt a song about algorithms, followed an algorithm to build a lego model and even made our own algorithm.
To help us learn about letters we have read ‘Dear Zoo’ and ‘Dear Greenpeace'. We have written postcards to the zoo to ask them to send us a pet and we are writing letters to Greenpeace to tell them about the animal that we think is in our garden!
Our new 'Monster Phonics' scheme is making learning phonics so much fun!
In Y2 we are loving our new ‘Maths - No Problem!’ books. So far we have been working hard to learn about multiplication and division – the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We have used counters and multi-link to create groups.
Each lesson, we investigate an 'In Focus' task. Here is one that we have studied recently.
VINCENT VAN GOGH
The children have relished opportunities to learn about Van Gogh and create pictures in his style. They have created their own pictures of
‘Sunflowers’ and of ‘Starry Night’ using a range of materials and techniques.
Our RE focus this term is Christianity. We have been asking, 'What did Jesus teach Christians?' particularly in parables like The Lost Son and The Good Samaritan.
In science we have been looking at how animals including humans grow and have been conducting experiments to see if humans get quicker at doing things like running, doing up buttons and putting on a jumper as they get older.
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