Children enjoyed exploring different microhabitats in the Science garden this afternoon. We saw worms, spiders and ladybirds living in the soil and on the leaves.
Year 2 put their culinary skills to the test this afternoon by making some soup. We thought it would be the perfect dish to keep us warm on an Arctic expedition. Children peeled and chopped onions, potatoes and leeks and added them to hot oil and vegetable stock. Once the mixture had heated and the vegetables had softened it was time to blend to make it nice and smooth. It seemed to be a real hit with the children (and staff)!
Great work children!
Year 2 had a wonderful time exploring our local Tesco store today. We got to have a sneaky peek behind the scenes going to where the deliveries are kept and going in the freezers and chillers. We also got to try some of the bread, cheese and ham the store sell.
Our topic this half term is The Arctic and The Antarctic so we started off the new school year with a description of an igloo. To get children to imagine a little about what they might be like, they tested out how ice cubes felt. Children worked well as a table team to come up with adjectives before turning them in to some super sentences! After that children were amazing at self assessing their work to check for those all important CL (capital letters) and FS (full stops). You have really impressed me.
If you pay us a visit on the next transition morning you may spot some of this fantastic work on display.
What a fantastic start to the year Year 2!
We have been developing our problem solving skills in maths this morning. Children could only use the numbers on the board but could use any calculation to make 1000. Olivia’s strategy was to use number bonds to 10 so that the units would have a zero. Ruby tried adding 2 numbers together then finding out what number was needed to make 1000 and checking if it was an option she could have. Maybe someone would like to share a solution they can find.