Year 2 are becoming accomplished botanists and can discuss plants with knowledge and enthusiasm. This week we made careful observations of the growing seeds that we planted a few weeks ago. We also created mini propagators and planted bean seeds in freezer bags with wet tissue. We made predictions about how quickly the beans will […]Read More Science Y2 – Germinating a bean in a bag.
We made bread on Tuesday and looked at all the steps the Little Red Hen had to go through to get a perfect bake. We learnt that the bread rises and measured the changes whilst something called yeast got to work! After that, we got to taste the delicious fruits of our labours and act […]Read More Little Red Hens in Preschool get baking
When one parachutes from a plane, what stops them from falling to Earth with a bump? Air resistance! In this lesson, we investigated air resistance, and hypothesised how we could increase air resistance to make our parachuter fall slower. Each group investigated a different variable; parachute size, sting length and parachute material. We had to […]Read More UKS2 Science
Continuing our work on classification, we turned our attention to plants this week. Using the playground and wildlife area, we found different leaves and photographed them, ensuring that our photographs showed evidence that allowed us to answer the classification questions: Stalk or no stalk? Simple or compound leaves? Is the edge of the leaf smooth, […]Read More LKS2 classifying plants
If you drop two objects from the same height at the same time, which would fall first? Would the heavier one fall faster? Or does the mass not effect the speed of fall. These were two theories devised by Aristotle and Galileo. We investigated the effect of gravity on objects by dropping identical canisters, one […]Read More Aristotle vs Galileo
Last week in science we learnt about how classification can help us identify different species. Sorting species into groups based on similarities helps people to know which living thing is being talked about and helps scientists be sure they are investigating the same species We created our own classification keys to help us identify sea […]Read More Science in LKS2
This week in science we looked in more detail at plants’ life-cycles. We watched a time-lapsed film of seeds germinating and were amazed by the shoots and roots emerging from the seeds. We completed diagrams of the different stages of a plant’s life cycle and then went on a plant walk to observe the many […]Read More Science Y2 – going on a plant walk.
Before we learn about how we fight viruses, we learned a bit about how are bodies are made up of cells.Read More We’re made up of cells!
This week’s Science lesson in UKS2 was a total drag… literally! The children learned about the force of friction. They conducted an experiment to test how much friction is produced by different materials. Using a Newton meter, the children measured the force used to drag a weighed-down plastic tray along several materials. To make sure […]Read More UKS2 Science
Today we started our new science project; All About Plants- their life cycles, how they grow, what they need to thrive and the vital role they play in our planet’s ecosystem. We all shared our existing plant knowledge and talked about the planting and observing we would do in the coming weeks to discover so […]Read More Year 2 Science – PLANT LIFE!