This week in Science we have been learning about shadows. We learnt that a shadow is formed when an object blocks the light. The object must be opaque or translucent to make a shadow and transparent objects will not make shadows, as the light cannot pass through.
We went on a shadow walk around the playground and in groups we looked at our own shadows and drew around them. We then went back inside, turned the lights off and created shadow animals. We found out that when the light source is close to the object then the object looks bigger but when the light source is further away the object gets smaller.
Did you know? Light can only travel in straight lines and it cannot bend or go around objects.
We had so much fun!
On the 9th March year 2 visited the Museum of London's Fire Fire Exhibition. We were able to go into the bakers bedroom, try on the Fire men's clothes and rebuild London. We discovered lots of new facts and had so much fun exploring the exhibition and the gallery which showed London through the ages!
This term in Science, we have been focusing on materials. We learnt lots of new words such as transparent and absorbent. We tested a range of materials to see if they were waterproof and made predictions and conclusions. We now know lots of interesting facts about materials that we didn't know before!
This week in PE we did Yoga. We really focused on our breathing and we learnt lots of new positions like the scorpion, the tree and the mountain pose! We really enjoyed it!
After the Christmas holidays, we started our new topic Frozen Planet. For our stunning start we had to dig away at ice to discover the objects frozen in the boxes. We discovered that the bones in the ice were in fact Saber tooth tiger teeth!! We were so excited! We then decided to learn a bit about the animals in the Arctic and Antarctic. We learnt that polar bears live in the Arctic and that they have white fur so that they can camouflage into the snow. Did you know that in the Antarctic there are Emperor Penguins. As a class we were really interested in finding out why penguins can't fly, so we became investigators. We used ipads and laptops to research and Miss Smith and Nicole found out that penguins can't fly because they have short, stumpy flippers and their bodies are not made for flying. Did you know.. some scientists say that some icebergs in the Antarctic are bright green!! We were not convinced this was true, so we are still investigating!
This week in Robin class we starting looking at our new book linked to our topic this term, 'The Snow Queen'. We started by predicting the plot. Harry thought the story was about a evil queen who took children on her sleigh. Emily thought it was about a kind queen like Elsa from Frozen. After reading the story we created actions using expression to help us remember the story in chronological order. We then created freeze frames and the other children had to guess what part of the story they were telling. This was really funny! Later on this week, we started to describe the characters and settings using amazing adjectives and similes. Megan J said that the Snow Queen's palace was as transparent as a diamond. We listened to some magical music and imagined that we were outside the enchanted, majestic palace imagining the crisp snowflakes falling gently on our tongue. We were so scared when we realised that the evil sprites had dropped the magical mirror and that the pieces of glass were freezing peoples hearts and making them cross and mean. We all wanted to put our sunglasses on to protect us from the shards of glass. Today we looked at the weather forecast for tomorrow and saw that it is due to snow. Look out for the Snow Queen!
In maths this week we have been focusing on multiplication and our 2,3,5 and 10 times tables. We worked as a class to complete speed challenges and we are AMAZING!
In Geography, we have been learning about the weather and this week we became a weather man or woman. We are now able to identify the four countries in the UK and prepare people for the weather and different climates!