In Science this half term we’ve been studying animals including humans.
As part of this topic we’ve looked at keeping ourselves clean and carried out an experiment to see how quickly germs can travel if we don’t wash our hands properly.
Children were organised into pairs. After this, they applied hand lotion and sprinkled glitter onto their palms. The glitter represented the microscopic germs that we carry on our skin all the time. Children experimented by opening and closing their hands, high fiving their partners and touching objects within the classroom. They were asked to note what they observed:
“The glitter is easily spread and can be picked up by other children.”
In Maths, we’ve been learning all about fact families and related facts.
We know that 4 + 3 = 7 so we also know 14 + 3 = 17
We used concrete objects to support our understanding before writing the learned facts in our Maths books.
During English, we’ve been reflecting on the story so far and specifically on the
emotions ‘Beegu’ shared with the children in the hot-seating session. Children were supported to each write a
word, phrase or sentence on a strip of paper that they thought best described how Beegu was feeling or the language
that came to mind when they thought about the story. The children were invited to put their individual strips together as a group and organise them to create a verse of a poem. Here’s what we came up with.
In Year 2 we’ve been learning all about the Bible. Did you know, there are two parts to the Bible? The Old Testament and the New Testament.
This week, we learned all about Noah and we created some artwork to show what God had asked him to do.
During our Science lesson today, we proposed that the taller you are, the bigger your feet.
15 children believed that this would be true and 14 children disagreed.
Once we had organised ourselves into height order, we painted and stamped our feet.
Children then used rulers to measure the length of our feet in cm. These will be displayed within our classroom.
Find out next time if our experiment proved true or false.