2018 / 2019
A great first day for Science Week in Year 2. We were finding out about the inventor and engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We used his ideas about bridges to investigate which biscuit could take the most weight between two blocks. We made predictions, tested weights, recorded estimates and results in a table and wrote a conclusion. There were lots of different ideas and surprises with the pink wafer biscuit!
Year 2 have worked so well together in their teams to create fantastic structures, using all the junk modelling they brought in.
They planned, discussed, constructed and adapted their ideas as they went along. What wonderful engaged learning!
We have been using our computing skills to learn how to 'copy' and 'paste' pirate pictures for our report text.
Design and Technology
In Year 2 we have been thinking about healthy food and healthy choices from the Eatwell Plate.
We know we must have lots of fruit and vegetables in our diets, but we must also make sure we have the right amounts of meat and fish, dairy and fats. We designed a healthy sandwich and planned what fillings we would like.
When we made our sandwiches, we prepared the food ourselves, using knives very carefully to slice cucumbers and a grater to grate cheese and carrots. They were delicious sandwiches!
Learning our Spellings in Year 2
Year 2 have been busy learning their spellings. We have been using our Spelling Journals to test each other. We have been learning lots of fun ways to remember them, such as Fill the Gap, colour tracing our words and illustrating or decorating our spelling words. There is always, Look, Cover, Write and Check too.