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Sunflower Competition

Today in science the children have planted sunflower seeds in their table groups so that we can have a competition to see which one will grow the tallest!

We talked about what plants need to have in order to grow healthily and the children have made their own decisions about where to keep their plants and how often to water them. There was lots of good team work going on when the seeds were being planted.

We will measure them and update you on their progress!

I wonder who will win…

 

Marvellous Cake Making!

What an exciting day we had on Thursday!

Through our Design Technology lesson, we planned, designed and made a marvellous topping for a cake!

We selected a range of wonderful ingredients such as mice, teeth, lips, foam spray, icing and even chocolate covered raisins!

Then we evaluated our creations and took them home to sample!

They did look rather yummy! :)

 

Quentin Blake Paintings

Today the children have been busy sketching and painting in the style of Quentin Blake.

They started off by choosing a picture of either George or Grandma from George’s Marvellous Medicine as a starting point and then they did two draft sketches in their sketch books.

Next, we talked about how Quentin Blake uses a light box when he is creating his art work and we recreated the light box technique by the children drawing over a larger sketch at the window!

Finally the children used inks to add colour to their sketches. We think they look just like the work of Quentin Blake!

Well done Year 2!

Creating Algorithms!

Today in computing the children had a go at creating their own algorithms to direct George (from George’s Marvellous Medicine) to Grandma! Working in groups of 3, the children thought carefully about which instructions would take George from ‘the kitchen’ to Grandma, avoiding obstacles on the way. We talked about how the steps to follow are called an algorithm, and why it is important to make sure the algorithm is accurate. We tested our algorithms and had lots of fun!

Character Descriptions!

This week the children have been busy writing character descriptions of Grandma from George’s Marvellous Medicine. The children started off by planning their ideas using a ‘Writer’s Toolkit’, where they thought about similes, 2A sentences, alliteration and other exciting features to include. On Wednesday, the children wrote their character descriptions and then on Thursday they redrafted part of it to improve it and make it even better.

The final job was to write up the character descriptions in best, with a little illustration of Grandma. Have a look and see what you think, we are really proud of how hard the children have worked on this writing!

Egg Decorating for Easter

We have had a great time decorating our eggs this afternoon! The children designed their eggs based on characters that we have learnt about this term from Aladdin or Winnie the Witch! Which characters can you spot?

How to fly a magic carpet!

On Thursday, the children wrote their very own instructions for how to fly a magic carpet. We talked about features to include, such as: Title, sub-headings, introduction with a question, equipment list, steps to follow and finally a top tip at the end! We are also trying hard to correct capital letters and full stops with our purple pens of power.

We think the children worked very hard and tried to include everything they needed to.  Have a look and see what you think!

 

 

 

World Book Day 2017!

To celebrate World Book Day, Year 2 came to school today dressed as characters from the story Aladdin. Their costumes look fantastic, take a look at the pictures!

Aladdin Workshop

We had a very exciting morning in Year 2 today because we took part in an Aladdin drama workshop with Gemma from the Altru Drama company.  The children played different warm up games and then acted out the tale of Aladdin, playing various characters and making scenes from the story using their bodies. We had lots of fun!

We’ve been on a shape hunt!

Today the children had a shape hunt around school, they looked for any everyday objects they could spot that are 3D shapes, we pointed them out and named them. We talked about why the shapes have been used to make the different items, e.g. why bricks are cuboids, why footballs are spherical etc.