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Class 2 – Science Investgation

This week Class 2 have been investigating which material will make the best hat for Safari Bear!

His hat at the moment lets the rain through, and he’s getting soaked in the current weather! We decided we needed to complete a science investigation to see which material would be best!

We tested each material to see how much water each one let through!

We poured 200ml of water onto each material,

The paper let through 190ml.

The fabric let through 90ml.

The plastic let through 0ml.

As a class we found out that the best material to make the hat from would be plastic as it is waterproof!

Class 2 – Handa’s surprise

In our final lesson on our topic story book, ‘Handa’s surprise’, we all got to taste some of the fruit from the book.

We all wrote descriptions and guessed each others fruits.

Here are some examples:

“It is very spiky and green. On the top there is long and spiky leaves. The outside feels lumpy, bumpy and  a bit hairy. The inside looks soft, gooey, wet and pale yellow. The inside smells likes apple and it is quite sour. It tastes sweet but a little sour.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s a pineapple!”

by Fenn

 

“The outside looks smooth and colourful. It has yellow and red skin. The outside feels cold and soft. It has darkish orange and yellow inside. The inside looks sticky and smells like oranges. It tastes like out of date oranges.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s a mango!”

by Beau

 

“The skin looks lumpy, bumpy and rough. The outside does look a little smooth. The outside feels strong and protective. The inside looks green and white with a massive light brown stone in the middle. The inside smells really tasty. It tastes sweet and dull.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s an avacado”

by Hector

 

“The outside is very squishy and soft. It is very round like a stone. It has smooth skin. It has a very round base because it is juicy. The outside feels bumpy, lumpy and weird. The inside looks delicious, scrumptious and sweet because it has sweet juice inside. The seeds look yummy. It smells sweet and a little sour. The inside tastes sour because the juice makes it very sour.

Can you guess my fruit?

It’s a passion fruit!”

by Jack

Class 2 – Animal silhouettes

This morning we used our animal pattern prints to create animal silhouettes. Our animals were elephants, giraffes, leopards and zebras!

Class 2 – Animal printing!

This week Class 2 have been creating some safari patterns using a printing technique.

First we mixed and painted our background colour:

Then We made our own animal pattern tiles ready for printing:

Finally we used our tiles to print the animal patterns:

Don’t they look amazing!!!!!

Outdoor Afternoon – Thursday 24th May

This afternoon Class 2 made the most of the lovely weather and completed our afternoon activities on the field.

We…

Made story pebbles for our current class book ‘Handa’s surprise’

Completed sound hunts using our large phonics cards

ea – leaf

ow – flower

ey – donkey

Used colour catchers and tried to find as many different natural colours as we could

and completed one of our new favourite past times bird spotting!

Class 2 – Easter nests Friday 12th April

This morning we have been busy making our Easter nests!

We were very excited to find golden eggs from Jack in the beanstalk in class the morning, so we’ve used them to decorate our nests!

Class 2 – Planting sunflowers Thursday 11th April

To finish our how does your garden grow, we followed and then wrote a set of instruction on how to plant a sunflower!

Class 2 – Capacity investigation Wednesday 10th April

Over the last two weeks Class 2 have been focusing on capacity in Maths.

We completed an investigation to find out which mug would mean Miss Jones had the biggest cup of tea!

 

Class 2 – Visit from Mr Jandrell

As part of Class 2’s music this term, we having been discussing the difference between listening to live and recorded music. Today Mrs Hartland kindly arranged for Mr Jandrell (our school guitar teacher) to visit and to bring in his guitar and a double bass.

We learnt the different parts of a double bass, the different sounds we can make and we all had a go at playing it. We also had an opportunity to listen to both the guitar and double bass live!

Class 2 visit to the Heritage area 3.4.19

On Wednesday Class 2 spent the day at the Heritage area!

We didn’t let the horrible weather put us off!

We started off with a Spring hunt and even though it was pouring with rain we managed to find lots of signs of spring!

Next we went on a minibeast hunt – we found lots of worms and some woodlice!

We then completed the same plant hunt we had done when we visited in January. This time we found  more flowers!

After a quick stop for lunch the rain stopped!!! We took our activity box to the meadows and children had free choice! They took part in bird watching, habitat hunting, creating wild art, more minibeast hunting and hill rolling/running!

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We then had our traditional hot chocolate and cookies break followed by a little bit of puddle jumping, before starting our journey back to school.

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Thank you again to everyone for sending the children in appropriate clothing – and sorry again for all the mud! We had a fantastic day!