Teacher: Miss Tharme
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hougham
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Autumn term 2019
What is the best material for Paddington’s raincoat?
We did an experiment to find out what the best material is for Paddington’s new raincoat. We tested plastic, fabric, cotton wool pads and a blue paper towel. We dropped the same amount of water onto each material to find out which was the least and most absorbent. We found out that plastic is the most waterproof and best for Paddington’s new coat.
Year 2 Trip to Safewise
Year 2 had a fantastic time at Safewise and we learnt lots of new, interesting things. We learnt about home safety, how to spot hazards, how to safely cross the road, safety at the beach and what to do in a fire. Many of the children made a 999 call to the fire service and everybody learnt to stop, drop and roll in the occasion of a house fire. The children loved going to the corner shop and filling their baskets with things to make a healthy dinner. They couldn’t believe it when they found out that a bottle of milkshake has 16 sugar cubes! Well done Year 2.
What is the best material for The Three Little Pig’s House?
We did an experiment to try and build the strongest house for the Three Little Pigs. We used wooden bricks, lego, sticks, foam tiles, paper and paper straws. We worked really well as teams and made predictions about which one we thought would be the strongest! The Big Bad Wolf came and tried to huff and puff our houses down! We found out that the wooden bricks, sticks and lego was the strongest!
We have used our best tool – our hands! We painted different things such as lions, butterflies and other beautiful things using our fingers!
We have been very lucky to have Abi from Wave and Arts2Educate come to teach us how to do an amazing rainforest scene. We had so much fun and learnt so much too. We worked in teams to create a group piece of art. We learnt that we can use oil pastels to blend colours together. We also learnt how to paint using a wash, we used a blue wash and painted back and forth along our paper to create the background. We spent time decorating the branches with the oil pastels, using the skills that we learnt and then we embellished our piece by sticking on the animals and grass. Look at our amazing creations!