It has been another busy week at Mary Tavy and Brentor School. Class 2 have been working incredibly hard.
As mathematicians, we have started to look at Time. So far, we have made our own clocks, we looked at o’clock, half past/to the hour and quarter to/past. The children enjoyed the activities and games and are becoming more and more confident with telling the time. We definitely know 12 o’clock 🍽😁!
As scientists, we have conducted various experiments: we looked at how water is transported through the stem. We made predictions about ‘Does the water travel through the xylem all the way to the leaves?’. The results are inconclusive but we are hoping we will get better results next week, as this is an experiment over time.
The class 2 scientists have also started to look at the different parts of a flower. By using magnifying glasses and careful observations, the children were able to create detailed botanical sketches of different flowers.
As geographers, we carried on with our work that started as field work last week. We looked again at the compass points, we established that we have 4 main compass points : North, South, East and West but we have also looked at the 8 and the 12 point compass. The question of the week: Where does the sun ☀️ rise and where it sets? 😁🧭
As food scientists, the children worked with @Queenies , our own school chef, to discuss and learn about all the wonderful foods we can make from local produce. The final result was a very delicious, savoury tart that the children planned, tasted and baked.
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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