British Science Week.

During British Science week, year 2 have been learning about mini-beasts and their habitats. On Tuesday, we joined with Year 1 to watch an online lesson about mini-beast facts and their habitats. On Thursday, we took part in our own mini-beast hunt outdoors. We found lots of interesting mini-beasts which we were able to explore and describe.

Stretching, bending, twisting and squashing.

During science, we have been exploring materials and their properties. The 4 main properties we have been learning about are bending, squashing, twisting and stretching. We have completed a variety of experiments such as changing the shapes of different materials, and our most recent experiment, measuring the length that different socks can be stretched. To compare the length of the socks, we began by measuring the sock before it was stretched, we then measured the length of the sock once it had been stretched in order to compare how far each different sock could stretch.

We then used our bending, twisting, stretching and squashing knowledge in our PE lesson. Year 2 used their bodies to make different shapes using a variety of skills and techniques. The children then worked with a partner to see how many different shapes they could make working together.

Number day.

Year 2 have enjoyed dressing up as numbers as part of our number day. The day was filled with lots of fun activities all relating to numbers.

We completed a number hunt in our sports hall where we had to crack the secret code by answering the maths questions in order to find the secret letter that was hidden. Year 2 did a fantastic job and used our super maths knowledge to find the hidden word.

Science.

During science, year 2 have been learning about materials and their properties. During several weeks, we have been exploring lots of indoor materials. Recently, we took our exploring outdoors and discovered what materials outdoor objects are made out of, and why they are made out of that material using lots of vocabulary we have been learning.

In the upcoming weeks, year 2 will be creating their own ’materials monster’ using their knowledge of suitable materials and properties.

Science

In science we completed a germ experiment as part of our hygiene lesson. We discussed the importance of covering our mouth and nose when we sneeze to stop germs spreading. Our experiment consisted of using spray bottles to represent the germs we spread when we sneeze. We measured the distance the germs travelled by spraying paint at paper from different distances. In conclusion, year 2 discovered that the germs from a sneeze can travel up to 6 metres!!

Great work year 2, and remember to catch it, bin it, destroy it,

Art

In Art, year 2 have been creating 3D sculptures, diva lamps for Diwali and autumn tiles. Everyone has been practicing and using different techniques to create textures and patterns on their clay artwork. Here are year 2’s Diva lamps that we created using a coil pot technique.

Geography

In geography Year 2 have been learning about continents. During our lesson, we looked at the different countries in Europe using maps, globes and books. The children identified the different countries in Europe and then labelled them on their own map. After that, year 2 then researched some of the key geographical features found in counties in Europe such as mountains, the weather, rivers and land.
Here are some photos of year 2 completing their research and work.