Miss Robinson’s class did a ‘finding all possibilities’ maths challenge this morning! We were challenged to find all of the possible ways three coloured counters could be ordered. We were given the freedom to explore how we would work it out. Some of us drew pictures and some of us used symbols. Lots of us found systematic ways to find all of the possible combinations. We found out that there was 9 possible combinations of the three colours. We were then challenged to find all of the possible orders of 4 colours. We used a systematic approach and found out that there was 24 possibilities. We really enjoyed this challenge and some of us even went on to do the challenge using 5 colours in our own free time!
Year 2 have been focusing on the topic “Can we grow our own salad?” in Science, where we have learnt about food which comes from plants. We planted our own cress to enjoy cress sandwiches later in the week and thought about the things plants need to grow. Today we learnt about salad and enjoyed tasting bell peppers, cucumber, celery, sugar snap peas and tomatoes. We described their tastes and textures. We then found out why salad should be a regular part of our diet because it is so healthy. Did you know that a bell pepper contains more Vitamin C than a large orange? We found out that celery keeps our body hydrated and cucumber is good for your eyesight. Salad vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients which our bodies need to stay healthy. Class 5 had fun tasting the different salad items and are keen to include them more in their diets.
The fire brigade visited Y2 recently to talk about fire safety in the home. We learned all about potential hazards and how important it is to have a working fire alarm in our house. Julie taught us what to do if there is a fire.
Please everyone check your smoke alarm! If you do not have a working alarm, contact the fire brigade and they will come and install one for free!
Year 2 have been enjoying our new text ‘The Fox and the Star’. We read that the fox likes to forage for juicy beetles in the forest. We chatted about beetles and realised we weren’t too sure what they were, what they looked like or what they did. We asked the company ‘Bugsnstuff’ to come in and show us some exciting beetles. We were shown a range of different beetles including tiger beetles, flower beetles and even a dung beetle. Some of us were even lucky enough to see the dung beetle rolling a ball of dung! We learnt so many interesting facts about beetles and we will be using our new knowledge to write riddles about beetles in Literacy next week. We were also lucky enough to see and handle some other exciting nocturnal creatures such as stick insects, cockroaches, a millipede, a gecko and a snake!
Y2 have used their measuring skills to bake some scones. We talked about the importance of eating healthily and how scones are a special treat. Before we made our scones, we all remembered to wash our hands to ensure that they were germ free (we all remembered what happened to our bread when we touched it with dirty hands!). We carefully measured the ingredients and then followed a recipe to bake the perfect scones!