There seems to be too magic happening in Year 2 this week as we seemed to have conjured a frog in our classroom! It was a very strange thing to see whilst we were about to begin our afternoon lessons, that's for sure! The children loved having a closer look before putting it safely back in the pond area.
Wow, what an exciting morning year 2 had today!
Labrascals came in to work with the children and together, they created some wonderful mixtures based on our class text, George's Marvellous Medicine. Foam was frothing, smoke turned blue, fiery, fearsome smells filled the room, sparkles crackled and things went bang BUT luckily, no-one went through the roof like Grandma in the book.
Once they created their marvellous creations, they were very excited to make slime. This allowed the children to mix ingredients, describe their slime and understand how things change state. Luckily, we didn't make too much of a mess in the classroom but mess is part of our current topic after all.
This week in forest school we started by cleaning out our chicken's coop and went through our Forest School safety rules. After this, the children had an opportunity to demonstrate their safe handling of wood and worked together by communicating clearly. During the afternoon, we had a special lesson on wandmaking. The children created some wonderful wands! Finally they created potions and used their imagination and creativity to describe some wonderful ingredients :)
Each week, the children work together to earn table points. These can be earned in lots of different ways e.g. being responsible for ensuring their table is tidy. At the end of the week, we add up the scores and the table with the most table points enjoy a biscuit, drink and iPad time. Lots of happy faces from the blue table this week. Well done!
In maths this week, the children have been making numbers to 100 whilst using base 10. We had some brilliant discussions and our incredible mathematicians, were able to make lots of different ways to show the same number.
The children have been immersed in our class literacy story this week, 'Room on the Broom'. They loved hot seating each other by taking on the role of the witch and developed their empathy skills whilst discussing the text.
Year 2 jumped straight into science during their first week back to investigate which material was most absorbent by adding water to each and watching the effects. Super team work everyone!