As promised, today 2L had an Easter egg hunt. However, to make sure we were making the most of our learning the children had to find the hidden eggs and answer the questions before being able to receive a chocolate surprise! ( Mean Ms Linday hehhehe!)
We went out to the Forest school area and searched high and low.
Some children were searching for eggs with words on them, others were searching for eggs with multiplication calculations and some children had to do the actions on the eggs they found. We all had a wonderful time.
Have a wonderful Easter break with your family and friends.
During our Gymnastics sessions we have been continuing to make different bridge shapes. We are getting much better at taking our weight on our hands and feet. To make it a little more challenging today we tried to balance whilst making a bridge shape. Some people tried making bridges on different levels. For example: Ibrahim put his feet on the bench and his hands on the floor so therefore he made a bridge shape on different levels. Have a look at the pictures to see this!
Finally, we worked as a group to create bridges sculptures! We found ways to make them interesting and complex.
After all fantastic Gymnastics we cooled down with some relaxing yoga.
Our new book this week is called,
' The Queen's Hat' by Steve Anthony. We have been reading it and adding actions to the story. The story is about an adventure the Queen and the Queen's guards have when her hat blows of her head and travels across London. We loved the illustrations in the book too and spent a long time looking at them.
The book contains lots of prepositions. Can you remember what a preposition is?
Have a listen to the story below and see if you can spot any of them? What is your favourite part of the book? ( leave your comments below)
On Friday morning the parents and children worked together to read instructions to make different types of paper aeroplanes. They could use different types of paper to make their aeroplanes. Afterwards, we went outside to throw our paper aeroplanes. We were trying to find out which paper aeroplane was the best. Which type of paper was the best to use? How did you make your paper aeroplane fly higher / further?
Thanks to all the parents and carers who took the time to come into school this morning. We thank you for your continued support. :)
On Thursday, our school nurse came into 2L to talk to us about keeping our teeth healthy and clean.
We found out that we get 2 sets of teeth. Our baby teeth ( milk teeth) and our adult teeth ( second teeth) .
Can you remember how many teeth children have?
Can you remember how many teeth adults should have?
Lot's of children in the class have already started to lose their milk teeth so Mandy told us how to look after our new adult teeth properly.
She told us that we needed to brush our teeth twice a day. Once in the morning and ( most importantly) before we go to bed, at night.
We need to brush our teeth for 2 whole minutes , making sure we clean all the teeth in our mouths. ( Don't forget the back of your teeth and your gums)
Mandy reminded us not to rinse our mouths out with water but just to spit the toothpaste out.
Finally, we need to visit the dentist twice a year.
We also talked about what foods are bad for our teeth and that we shouldn't snack on sugary foods between meals times.
When Mandy left , Ms Lindsay gave us each a new toothbrush and toothpaste. We all brushed our teeth and afterwards we had lovely, sparkly clean teeth.
Happy brushing 2L!!!
In Year 2 we have been finding about Germs . We made posters to tell people what germs are, how they travel ( spread) and where they live! ( see pictures below)
Afterwards we carried out a simple experiment to show how easily germs spread.
We covered our hands in lotion and then put a pinch of glitter on our palms. We rubbed our hands together and we could see that the glitter was all over our hands. We then shook hands with our partner and we noticed that the glitter ( germs) went on their hands. We used our pencils and we noticed that the glitter went onto the pencils!! There was glitter everywhere!
Next we rubbed our hands with paper towels - some of the glitter came off but most of it was still there. We decided to get rid of the glitter we would need to wash our hands. Some people used soap and some people didn't. We observed that the people who didn't use soap still had lots of glitter on their hands.
Afterwards , we looked at each others hands to see if there was any glitter left. Some people had little bits of glitter left on their fingers and around their nails. This showed us that they didn't wash their hands properly.
This investigation taught us how quickly and easily germs spread. It also showed us that to get rid of germs we need to wash our hands with soapy water carefully.
Over the past 2 weeks we have been reading an extract from each of the World Book Day £1 books. These include titles such as:
We each had a gold star and we had to vote which book was our favourite based on the extract we read.
Don't forget you can use your world Book token t get these books for just £1!
Mrs Izon will announce Wilbraham's favourite book next week and we will also find out which book was most popular across Trust.
Have you ever wondered how your lungs work?
In 2L today we investigated what our lungs do. We found out that they help us breathe. We know that we breathe in oxygen and breath out Carbon dioxide. They work like two big balloons. When we breathe in they inflate and when we breathe out they deflate. We made our own set of lungs using balloons to demonstrate what happens when we breathe in and out.
If your lungs were opened out flat they would fill an entire tennis court!
Your right lung is slightly larger than your left lung.
The average person breathes in the equivalent of 13 pints of air every minute.
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!
To view or download a copy of the class topic sheets, please select the relevant link below:
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 )