Another really busy week in year 2. Although it has been science week, I have tried to include maths and writing and other topics in with the science.
At the start of the week the children started to work on information texts, using the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.’ The children looked at the dinosaur names and the grapheme ‘or’ looking for all the different phonemes in lots of other words. The children also started to investigate dinosaurs using a great website ‘Kids Dinos’ (http://www.kidsdinos.com/). This is the topic for the rest of the term and into the beginning of the next.
Our maths was a slight change from what I had said last week. This week, as part of an investigation, we used metre rules to measure how far a toy vehicle travels over different surfaces. The children collected data from 5 surfaces and are going to put the data onto a bar graph.
Lots of science this week. We had a science assembly from professor Bubbleworks, who showed the children lots of brilliant scientific reactions. The children made rockets and created ‘Rocket Books’ looking at the history of rockets and how they work, they learnt a ‘trick’ with a balloon and barbeque skewers, had a visit from the GeoBus from UCL who worked with the children on geology and carried out their own experiment looking at endothermic reactions. So, all in all a very busy week. I have lots of pictures which I will have running as a slide show at next Wednesdays open afternoon, hope to see you there. The children have also designed a drone as part of a national competition, the children have details in their bags.
Next Fridays shoe ‘n’ tell is a ‘catch-up’ so any children who forgot or missed their slot can show next week
Also next week I will be giving the children their Y2 maths task, I would be grateful if you didn’t let the children know, they don’t need the stress.
Have a good weekend.