As scientists, class 2 have visited the Rosemoor gardens. We have explored the beautiful surroundings, took part in a variety of workshops, including ‘How do plants grow?’, which included seed dispersal, needs of a plant, seeds variety and exploring various scientific vocabulary ~photosynthesis.
Our educational leader prepared a series of immersive activities, such as drama, sketching and sorting activities.
Welcome back everyone! What a great start of the summer term we had! We have been incredibly busy this week and everyone felt a bit tired on Friday.
This week we have been writers and we have started our new writing unit with an immersion in the classical fairy tales. We read, talked and acted out the original Grimm Brothers, Little Red Riding Hood. The children had a great time pretending to be the different characters and were brilliant at recalling the most iconic story lines: “all the better to see you with!”
We have started our writing which is based on the classical fairy tale but with a twist: Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rowland. You can listen to the story here: https://youtu.be/ISZN7Q15QpY
As mathematicians we have continued our work on fractions. We looked at half, quarter, third and unit and non-unit fractions. We had a go at some problem solving and reasoning tasks; we tried ordering fractions from the smallest to largest. There is still a bit of work to be done there 😊
Queenies started the cooking enrichment classes. In their first session the children were tasked to think of different and unusual vegetables that they can grow. As you can see in the pictures, everyone was deep in thought and conversation. We do like a bit of conversation in Class 2 😁. The cooking experiences will be our enrichment and extension to our science unit with the enquiry: How does your garden grow? As super scientists each week, we will explore the 5 main enquiry types: observation over time, fair testing, pattern seeking, classifying and grouping and researching secondary sources. We will be botanists, cooks and gardeners.
As musicians, the children have started to learn how to play the Ukulele for their upcoming performance which is organised by Mrs. Carowicz.
Children explored what is like to be a scientist, talked about what scientists do, and re-evaluated some of the myths around the life of scientist.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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