There was something a bit strange happening in Year 2 last week. Instead of a class full of lovely, well behaved children, there was a room full of PIRATES!!!!
Year 2 enjoyed dressing up and acting like pirates for the day. The children had their own pirate crew for the day and tried to win points for their crew. Together they sang their own sea shanties by exploring how to make music using water and glass jars. We found out that we could make a low pitched sound if the jar was full of water and a high pitched sound it if was less full.
Later the children took part in their very own treasure hunt! They were searching for scrolls of information. If they could answer the question on their scroll they got a gold coin that they could exchange for some treasure!
Science week was very mysterious in Year 4. Mrs Harris discovered a frozen hand and asked Year 4 for help. Where had it come from? How could we return it to the Arctic without it melting?
After brainstorming ideas, we investigated the properties of materials to find which would insulate our hand and stop it from thawing. Our fair test showed which materials worked well and helped us to design an insulated delivery system for our frozen hand.
The Superheroes needed Year 1’s help! They wanted to find out what would happen to skittles if they were placed in hot water and in freezing cold water. The helpful Year 1’s were eagar and willing! The children made predictions and decided how they were going to conduct their experiment.
They also decided what equipment was needed and wrote a list.
They observed closely to the changes that occurred.
They found out that the skittles dissolved quicker in hot water, and slower in cold water. The children especially loved how the skittles made rainbow colours in the water!
This week the children visited James Memorial Homes, as part of their continued community work. The children had a lovely time talking with local residents and helping staff collect donations. They enjoyed talking about what they hoped to be in the future and the residents were there to offer advise on the importance of hard work and education.
We have been learning about the story of Grace Darling in our topic lessons. We found out that she lived in a lighthouse and watched out for ships that might be in trouble. One stormy night she saw a boat had hit some rocks and had begun to sink. Grace called her dad for help and the two of them went out to see in their little canoe boat, even though the weather made it very dangerous. Grace and her dad managed to save 9 crew members who they brought back to their lighthouse and looked after until the morning.
Year 2 have been acting out the events of that evening and we have been discussing how brave and kind Grace Darling and her dad were.
Over this half term, Green class have been working to develop their gymnastic skills. We have worked on our individual rolls (forward, pencil and teddy bear), balances (one, two and three point) and jumps. This week we have spent time developing our mirror images with a partner and to then combining our skills to create and perform a sequence.