Glitter Bugs

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.”

Fact families

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.

 

Fact families

In Maths we’ve learned all about part whole models where part + part = whole.

This week, we’ve used our knowledge of a part whole model to help us with addition and subtraction.

We know that part + part = whole

Did you know? It doesn’t matter which way round you write your addition sentence, you’ll still get the same answer. 7.10.19

Is the same true for subtraction, Year 2?

No, when subtracting, you must start with the biggest number, the whole. 7.10.19

Whole – part = part

We used our part whole models to help us write the addition and subtraction fact families.

Verse of poetry

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. 

Noah’s Ark

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.

Beegu’s friends

Beegu is an alien, lost and wandering alone. In year 2, we wanted to help Beegu by creating a friend to help care for her. We thought that her friend should look like her, understand her language and support her in her journey to find home. Here are some of the characters that we created during our English lesson today.

Maths and Science Investigation

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.