Science Week in Year 2 .

This week we have been super busy in Year 2 for Science Week. We have been exploring this year’s theme ‘Time’. First of all we looked at how our planet had changed overtime and how Global Warming is harming our planet. We explored how we could recycle and reuse materials instead of using landfill for rubbish. We have set up an investigation to see how long it will take for different materials to breakdown underground.
We enjoyed a visit from ‘Silly Science’ on Tuesday and on Wednesday we had a virtual lesson with a real life farmer. We found out how baby lambs and calves were fed by their mothers then moved to solid foods. We saw lots of modern farming methods and also worked out how to fix a tractor. Later that day we designed our farms of the future . Some of our designs included bee gardens to pollinate plants, tractors fueled by bio- fuels, solar panels on rooftops… every aspect of our farms considered looking after our planet.
Our favourite lesson was testing different materials for tea bags.
We made tea bags from tin foil, cotton, blue paper towel and plastic. We put 200 ml of water over each bag, for one minute and recorded the shade of tea and the amount of loose leaf’s in the water We noticed stirring the tea had an impact on the colour of the tea and the amount of leaves floating in the drink.
some of our findings surprised us!
Finally we all tried to make a sand timer that would run for exactly one minute – we noticed the size of hole and amount of sand both impacted on the time to run for our timers .

DT in Year 2

Today Year 2 have spent the whole day crafting, problem solving and sticking to create a Ferris Wheel with the help from Year 3. We started the day by cutting out a template on cardboard and then joined the pieces together to create the frame. The children then created an axel so that the wheel could spin. The children worked in teams to decorate their wheels and finally evaluated their finished pieces. We had so much fun!

PE Friday!

We had to do PE inside today because of the rain, it was still good fun. We did warm up games and then played Scatterball, which is like Bowling. We all loved it, it’s good fun.

Rotary Club Art Competition

Earlier in the year the children at Marlfields were challenged to create a piece of art based on the monarchy. Each class took a different theme and then 6 from each year were entered into the competition. Two representatives came in to award the children for their amazing effort. Every was given a certificate but three pieces stood out from the crowd and won some amazing art prizes. Well done to everyone who entered.

Plants in Year 2

This week year 2 have been learning about how to tell if a plant is healthy and what a plant needs to stay healthy. During our snack time, Mr Price very kindly showed us one of his plants a ‘Venus flytrap’. The children discussed how the plant receives its nutrients and how the plant only likes to drink rain water. The children were fascinated when Mr Price showed them how the plant eats a fly!
We then discussed how parts of the plant did not look as healthy and how we knew this. The children explained that the unhealthy parts of the plant are brown and crispy. The children then problem solved to decide what the plant needed and decided it needed more rainwater.

Outdoor Learning in Year 2

Today year 2 had a story outside on the school grounds. We read the story ‘Mr Peg’s Post’ and discussed what we predicted the story would be about from the title and blurb. The children then discussed how the book was similar to our text we have been studying in English ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch’ and also discussed the differences.