Year 2 Learning

We had some great snow at school. It was so much fun when we got to go outside. For some of us this was the most snow we have ever seen!!!
  
We all very happy that we got to have world book day and we really enjoyed it. We read lots of stories from different authors and learnt how hard you have to work to create your own books but anyone can do it if they work hard enough.
We have been doing lots of exciting experiments in science. It has been great fun getting our hands messy. We learnt how to write: predictions, methods, results and equipment lists. Also how to follow instructions carefully to make sure the experiment works. We thought it was great when the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda experiment exploded in Miss Humphrey and Miss Oag’s faces, they were covered in gunge! We realised that not all experiments go to plan the first time.
 
We enjoyed making positive and negative stencils of leaves in Art for our rain forest topic. It has been exciting to experiment with different media this term collage, layering, painting, printing and many more to create some rain forest masterpieces.
We enjoyed running a mile for the race for life. It was a lot further than we first thought!! 
In Otter class we have welcomed a new addition Beanz the hamster. He has settled in well and he has already taught the children lots about caring and looking after a pet.

Year 1 Summer Learning

Literacy

In Literacy we learnt about the Royal family and what is great about Great Britain. We learnt about the capital cities and some of the famous London landmarks related to the Royal family. We also had a trip to Norwich castle where we learnt about the amazing life of Florence Nightingale. As Nightingale was known as the lady with the lamp we made our own versions and we got to handle different artefacts that she would have used during her life time.

Maths

In Maths we focused on measures, place value, shape, addition and subtraction. We ordered numbers from smallest to largest, compared the capacity of different containers and solved addition and subtraction calculations using concrete and pictorial methods. Using shapes hunts we also named and recognised different 3D shapes.

Science

In Science, we did experiments with eggs, as it was Easter! First we soaked raw eggs in water, orange juice or vinegar and left them for 3 days. We then tested the eggs to see if they would bounce if we dropped them. The egg soaked in vinegar was spongy and squashy but it did break, even though it was not supposed to!

We then experimented with a hard-boiled egg to test air pressure. We started by lighting some newspaper that was put it into a glass bottle to change the pressure inside. Then we quickly placed the hard-boiled egg on top and watched the egg getting sucked into the bottle. We all love Science!

R.E

In R.E we listened to and discussed the Easter story. We then retold the story and sequenced pictures.