This afternoon, two girls from Year 6 came into class to demonstrate some experiments to kick start Science Week in 2L. They shared their Science knowledge, wowed us with their investigations and answered all of our Science questions.
Aysha said "We learnt about acids and alkalis . They told us about the PH scale means."
We discussed different acids that are found in our homes. We know that some are dangerous and some are not.
Kyron said,"They also showed us some experiments using Carbon Dioxide ( CO2) and what it can do."
We looked at the affects it has on candles and who can remember what it did to the balloon?
Zenique said , " We learnt about density and we looked at different liquids and what happened when they were poured on top of each other. We had to guess what would happen."
The Year 6 girls did a great job and their Science investigations promoted lots of Science discussion in 2L.
Which experiment did you like best?
What did you learn today? ( Comment below)
This week in Year 2 we are celebrating Science Week.
We started with a special Science assembly where Mrs Morrison showed us lots of cool investigations. We also discovered that Science is much more than experiments. We discovered that Science is part of our everyday life.
Can you think of three things you use or do every day that use Science?
We know that Scientists ask questions so don't forget during Science week ask lots of Why, What and How questions.
If you do any Science at home this week you can send me your Science Selfie and the best Science Selfie will win a prize..... and NO Mr Wheeldon you can't enter!
Examples of Science at home include....
Baking or cooking, playing out in the garden, planting seeds, cleaning, brushing your teeth, creating , feeding pets etc.
email your selfie to:
We have only read the first few pages of our new story, ' The Queen's Knickers' by Nicholas Allen.
We know that someone has stolen the Queen's knickers! Who would do such a terrible thing?
We pretended that Year 2 stole the big bloomers and have written a ransom note to the Queen. We have been very demanding and had some really good ideas on what to ask the Queen for in exchange for her pants.
Below you will find some examples of our writing. What do you think?
Can you see any expanded noun phrases? Has anyone used any suffixes?
Today we ran the mile in our newly, decorated posh pants!
Did someone say they seen the teachers running in their bloomers too!
Have a peek at our pictures to see!
This morning for our Stay and Read we had to decorate bloomers for the Queen. We had a fun morning with our parents and children thinking of designs fit for a Queen. Have a look at our posh pants and see which ones you like best!
Click the book to share the story.
Oh no Mr Wheeldon has left his knickers in our classroom again! Hee hee hee!
I hope to see lots of parents and carers tomorrow for our Stay and Read.
Today in Gymnastics the children were learning to make different bridge shapes. We looked at some pictures of real bridges in the Uk and talked about the shapes we could see.
Next, the children had to think about how to make different bridge shapes with their bodies. The children took their weight on their hands and feet and held the shape. It was rather tricky but I was very impressed with how well the children tried.
Afterwards the children worked in pairs to make different bridge shapes. Can you spot a forward bridge or a backwards bridge?
We also played a game of trains and bridges. This was lots of fun and it helped us to remember to keep the tension in our bodies when making a bridge shape.
Don't forget to login to your Mymaths account and do a little bit of Maths homework. ( Click on the picture below to take you to the website)
If you've forgotten your username or password then please let me know and I'll print a reminder for you.
Chance cards for children who complete their homework. :)
Here are some more links to games you can play online to improve your timetables knowledge.
This morning we read our World Book Day story and then we made different insects using the craft materials. It was a tricky, fiddly job to do but I think you'll agree the children and adults did a great job.
Thank you to all the parents who came to our Stay and Read this morning and helped out.
Our school story this year is called
' Du Iz Tak?'
The children loved reading the story about the insects that live in the garden. The children enjoyed working out what the bugs were saying because the whole book is in bug language.
We had to use picture clues, word clues and our inference skills to work out what the bugs were trying to say.
Afterwards, we drew our favourite scenes from the story using oil pastels to add colour. We also planted some seeds and we took these home. Hopefully, the seeds will begin to grow soon.
In the afternoon, we drank hot chocolate and read stories. What a super book day we had!
What a wonderful World Book Day we had in 2L. Many of the children dressed up as their favourite book character.... Who can you spot in our class?
The children in 2L have been reading poems during their reading time. They picked the ones they liked and read them to the class. Have a listen to some of the children reading their poem. Which one do you like? What is your favourite poem?
Today, we went on a very interesting trip around our city ...Manchester. We walked all day around our wonderful city looking at some of the interesting places it has to offer.
First we got the bus from Princess Parkway into town. As we approached town the children noticed that it was much busier than our local area.
First we went to Central Library at St Peter's square. We thought the building was a really cool shape and couldn't wait to see the domed roof from inside. We knew that we needed to be quiet inside the building because it's a library and lots of people would be working and studying inside.
After we explored the library we took a short walk over to Manchester Town Hall. On the way we spotted the Manchester busy bee. We saw it on lamp posts, bin and even on the stone ground! We sat on the monument steps and and had our snack. Just then the clock bell started to ring telling us it was 11 o' clock. The bell rang 11 times, it was very loud! Unfortunately, we couldn't go into the town hall because they are renovating it but it looked beautiful from the outside.
When we finished our snack, we decided that we wanted to go and see Beetham Tower next so we walked towards Deansgate . Just then we spotted the magnificent glass skyscraper through the other buildings. It really towers about all the buildings in Manchester.
When we turned the corner we couldn't believe how impressive Beetham Tower is . We all looked up in astonishment. Ms lindsay then went into the tower and asked if we could go up to ' cloud 23'. Luckily the kind people that work there is yes!
We squeezed in the lift and went up higher and higher and higher! Some of our ears even popped! From 'Cloud 23' we could see all over Manchester...we even spotted Central libaray, Manchester townhall, the train tracks, the canal and Old Trafford football stadium. What a fantastic view it was! Some children said they felt like a bird in the sky.
Next we had our lunch in the Roman Fort Gardens. We had to eat our lunch quickly because there were some pesky pigeons looking for their lunch too!
A little while later we walked to St John's Gardens and saw the Victorian school on the way! Can you guess where the playground was?
Our last stop was John Rylands library. It is the oldest library in Manchester. Inside it looked like something out of a Harry Potter movie with the old books and stone staircases.
Finally we walked up Market Street to Picadilly Gardens and jumped on the bus back to school.
What a great day we had in Manchester!
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Bring PE kits in on a Monday please and leave in school until Friday.
We will change Reading Books at least once a week so please bring book bags in daily.
Don't forget you can borrow books from the lending library which is open every morning from 8:55am till 9:10am.
This is situated in the Year 2 entrance.
(old office area )