Throughout the autumn term, year 2 have been exploring the uses of everyday materials. We identified different materials and their everyday uses. We used our iPads to capture uses of different materials around the school. We investigated how some materials can be changed and manipulated by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We also researched how paper is made and then made our own paper.
Spring 1 2021
During this half term we have all worked very hard from home, remote learning and have adapted very well to learning on Zoom! We began our topic by exploring the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We then compared habitats, identifying animals that live in it, including micro-habitats. We ended the half term ordering living things in a food chain!
Autumn 2 2020
During this half term, we have been looking at Seasonal Changes. As we are currently in Autumn, moving into Winter, we are collecting data each week for 6 weeks, recording the temperature, the wind direction, the wind speed and the rain fall. Therefore, we have all made our very own Weather Vane to use ourselves each week!
Autumn 1 2020
During our first half term in Science we have been looking at Everyday Materials. We have been looking at different materials such as wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock, paper and cardboard. For one of our experiments, we made our very own Recycled Paper! The children had so much fun creating their own paper, choosing what colour paper they wanted and adding glitter. The following week they then got to write on their very own paper!
As part of our topic, Animals including Humans, we have been identifying healthy food and how much of them we should eat. We also suggested ways in which we could improve our diets by creating healthy meals using Playdoh.
Today, we talked about what plants need to grow. The children suggested soil, water and sunlight. Together they planted some sunflower seeds to perform a comparative test. One will be given sunlight and water; one will be only given water; one will be only given sunlight; one will not be given sunlight or water. We will compare their growth after one week.
Today we started a new topic in Science - Plants. We discussed what we already knew about plants, flowers and trees, and we able to identify some common flowers. We went outside, observed and drew a tree, a flower and a leaf. We labeled the different parts of a tree and flower.