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School Blog Year 2

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Year 2

The blog for Elm, Elder & Fir
Mrs Toll, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Harnett

Science day in Elm Class

By Elm Class, in Year 2 - Friday, 14 June 2024

We have been so lucky to hear from alot of people who work within science throughout the day. Our exciting morning started with Mrs Dale who spoke to us about the company she works for within Engineering and found out that engineers have built or taken part in the building, of lots of things around us. 

We met Ethan, who works as a wastewater modeller and he spoke to us all about climate change and how he investigates urban dainage to prevent flooding. 

We then completed an experiment, investigating the right environments for seeds to grow and learned all about a Botanist called Emma Williams.

In the afternoon we had an assembly with Dr Chennell and Mr Rigby from Nikon who talked to us about how they use microscopes in their job to research medicines. We even got to have a look through the microscopes!

Science Day in Fir Class!

By Fir Class, in Year 2 - Friday, 14 June 2024

We have had the best day in Fir class during Science day. Firstly, we read 'Greta and the Giants' and discussed climate change. We made posters to show how we could help look after our planet Earth. We then went to an assembly and listened to a STEM ambassador called Ethan. He knew lots of information all about our climate! It was fasinating listening to all of his science facts. After, we learnt about Emma Williams, a famous Scientist. Later, we went to the hall and had a workshop with Dr Chennell and Dr Rigby about miscroscopes. We had the chance to use the microscopes to look at slugs, other insects and lots of different plants. It was the best day ever!

Science Day

By Elder Class, in Year 2 - Friday, 14 June 2024

Elder Class have had a super Science Day today. First we read the story of Greta and the Giants which helped us think of things we could do to help save our planet. We then meet Ethan who talked to us about climate change and how he works as a wastewater modeller investigating our urban drainage networks to prevent flooding.

We then learnt about another scientist called Emma Williams who is a Botanist. She told us why she loves being a Botanist and what her job involves.

We completed an experiment, investigating the right environments for seeds to grow.

Finally we met Dr Chennell and Mr Rigby from Nikon who talked to us about how he uses microscopes in his job to research medicines.

We have had the best day ever!  

Super Joe!

By Elm Class, in Year 2 - Thursday, 13 June 2024

This week we have been getting into superhero scenarios and thinking like a super hero! 

We have been using the past progressive tense to describe major events in our stories. 

 

Super Joe was running quickly when a ginormous rhino came towards him! 

Super Joe was saving helpless passengers when the tremendous train came off the track! 

Super Joe was swimming silently when a dangerous Megladon came slithering by and ate him up! 

Wow morning in Elm Class!

By Elm Class, in Year 2 - Friday, 24 May 2024

 Elm class had a fantastic James and the giant peach day full of exciting activities! They made fruit kebabs, designed peach collages and completed observational paintings of a peach using watercolours.

Thank you so much to all the adults who joined us this morning!

James and The Giant Peach Wow Day!

By Elder Class, in Year 2 - Friday, 24 May 2024

Elder Class had an amazing Wow day today, taking part in lots of activities linked to our topic of James and The Giant Peach.

We made Cloud men masks, completed book reviews, observational drawings of peaches and made Peach collages.

It was great to have so many parents join us to make healthy fruit kebabs which we enjoyed eating. For some of us it was the first time we had eaten a kebab!  

Computing in Fir class!

By Fir Class, in Year 2 - Thursday, 23 May 2024

The children have really enjoyed learning about 'algorithms' in our Computing lessons this term. We learnt that robots and computers use an algorithm to follow a set of instructions. We even used robot caterpillars to design our own algorithm and test them out.

For our last computing lesson, Miss Perry said that we could make a 'Fir Class caterpillar'' and see how far it could travel around our playground. Each child chose an instruction and added it to the caterpillar; it ended up being over 30 pieces long!

It didn't work the first time when we pressed the start button so we had a discussion on why we thought it didn't work and came to the conclusion that there were too many instructions for the robot to process. We decided to remove some instructions to make it easier to follow and it worked!

We really enjoyed testing our our class algorithm and look forward to learning about programming next term.

Our Jigsaw Lesson

By Fir Class, in Year 2 - Thursday, 16 May 2024

During our jigsaw lesson, we were thinking about our secrets. We can have two types of secretes including happy secrets and worry secrets. We learnt that when we have worries we need to tell other people, including our families and friends. We then shared our examples as a class and it made us feel better about our worries

Tree classification

By Elm class, in Year 2 - Monday, 13 May 2024

In science we have been learning about the parts of plants and trees. We have been able to identify the different parts and their role in helping the plant or tree grow. Today we got outside to explore our school field and used our knowledge of the different types of leaves to identify the types of trees we have at Fairlands. We spotted lots of Elder trees and Sycamore trees as well as many others. 

 

Why not see how many different types of trees you can spot on your walk to school?

Our Character Descriptions of James and the Giant Peach

By Fir Class, in Year 2 - Friday, 26 April 2024

We made character descriptions of the characters from James and the Giant Peach. The characters included James, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. We made sure we used expanded noun phrases to describe the characters and conjunctions to extend our sentences. We then took our time writing up our descriptions in our best handwriting. We have made a beautiful display in the upper school entrance if you would like to see it!