Today year 2 had a busy science afternoon! First they continued to explore what it means if a material is waterproof or absorbent. We discussed why materials are waterproof, such as metal and plastic and why they are absorbent such as a fabric and paper. The children then investigated making parts of their paper waterproof […]Read More Year 2 science; how can we make paper waterproof?
This week, Year One and Two have been learning about Grace Darling and her heroic rescue of sailors at sea. We also looked at some of the amazing work the RNLI do today! We created posters to convince others to be inspired by Grace and join the RNLI.Read More KS1 Geography – Grace Darling and the RNLI
Year 2 carried out an experiment to find out if different materials are waterproof or absorbent. We started by discussing what it means if something is waterproof or absorbent and thinking of examples of materials that hold these properties. The children then made predictions about the waterproof properties of paper, cardboard, metal, plastic and fabric […]Read More Year 2 Science: Are materials waterproof or absorbent?
Today the children completed their drama work on the theme of kindness. They have been exploring what it means to be kind over the past few weeks, learning the bible story of the Good Samaritan and using drama to re-tell this important parable. We have also asked the key question of “Is it possible to […]Read More Year 2 RE: Acting Kind
Today year 2 completed their investigation into the best materials to reduce the sound of an ipad alarm. Last week they tested newspaper and fabric and today plastic was put to the test. The children made predictions, recorded their results and wrote their methods and conclusions. Fabric was found to be the best sound absorbing […]Read More Year 2 science: Sound reduction experiment continued and house building.
Year 2 were excellent scientists today, carrying out their own experiment to find out which materials are better at absorbing sound than others. They made predictions and quickly understood and demonstrated the importance of a fair test. They began conducting tests using the alarm on their ipads and seeing which materials would reduce the sound […]Read More Experimenting with sound – Y2 science
This week as part of our science investigation into materials and their properties, year two discovered the laws of magnetism – that opposite poles attract and like poles repel. They made predictions about which materials and objects in the classroom would be magnetic and then carried out magnetic tests. We also learned amazing facts such […]Read More Year 2 are magnetised……
This term in year 2 RE we’re exploring a St Margaret’s school value, kindness. Last week we started by considering what kindness looks like and means to each of us. We wrote these thoughts on hearts, decorated them and will display them prominently in the classroom (watch this space). This week we read the parable […]Read More Year 2 RE
Year 2 started a series of science lessons on how important and amazing trees are for humans, animals, birds, insects, plants and the planet. The children were able to share their existing knowledge about trees and build upon it. We discussed the many ways that trees benefit the planet and help support life. We kept […]Read More Treemazing Trees