Welcome to Kingfishers 2017/2018!
Your teachers are Mrs McKoy and Ms Harvey.
Hello, the year 2 team were pleased to welcome everyone back after the summer break today. We had a fantastic day full of different Muck, Mess and Mixtures! The children used all of their school values today, they were collaborative- working as team.Creative- artwork made by blowing paint. Curious- asking questions and making predictions. Resilient- not everyone could win the games ! Responsible- all of the children were using this value throughout everything they did both in and out of class.Reflective- thinking back to what they did and discussing which scientific words matched their learning. We are so proud of how they conducted themselves today. A fantastic start to the new school year well done everyone!
We have been identifying and sorting materials, like glass, wood, plastic and metal. We have been talking about materials that are transparent and opaque.
Opaque means that you can't see through it. Transparent means that you can see through it.
We have been learning to solve addition problems using a number line.
We need to start with the biggest number and jump along the number line. We need to label our jumps and mark where we land.
We have been experimenting with melting solids. We had butter, chocolate and marshmallows. We had to make a prediction about what we thought would happen: would they melt? Which would melt first? How long would it take? Next we carried out the experiment. Then we wrote our results. We compared our results with our earlier predictions.
Today we had a visit from Tesco's. They taught us how to make muesli. We had to measure carefully using a teaspoon (small one) or a tablespoon (large one) and put in porridge oats, bran flakes, sunflower seeds and sultanas. In the afternoon we wrote a recipe for 'How to make muesli'.
What a fabulous time we had drawing fruit from observation during art week. We had a specialist art teacher come to teach us. He showed us how to look carefully - look, draw, look, and how to add detail, drawing whet we actually see. not just what we think we saw!
Today we celebrated finishing our shared reading book - The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark. We learnt how to draw owls and completed a retelling of the story for our independent writing.
We are now starting to read The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl.
What fun we had using Now Press Play! We listened to a story and we acted it out. We had to focus on what we were hearing and what our bodies needed to be doing.
We are exploring electricity for Science Week. We are learning about how electrical circuits work and how we can make a bulb light up.
To launch our new topic 'Towers and Turrets', we were visited by a real knight. He showed us how to dress like a knight and talked to us about all the things a knight was expected to do, as well as how a knight should behave.
Did you know, a knight did not carry a shield?
He had his armour for protection instead!