Wednesday, 21 March 2018

'Eggsperimenting' in Year 2!

Year 2 have been collaboratively working on a series of experiments using eggs over the course of the last week. They have been looking at the density of a liquid and discussing how to make an egg float, rather than sink, in water. They discovered salt helps to make the tap water more dense and this causes the egg to float.

They have also been investigating how to make an egg see through, using vinegar. The vinegar makes the shell slowly dissolve because it breaks apart the solid calcium carbonate crystals that make up the eggshell into their calcium and carbonate parts. After a few days the egg looks translucent and can be gently squashed, giving it a bouncy appearance.

The children have also enjoyed seeing other egg experiments and tricks!
Egg Tricks

"The egg went from sinking to the bottom to floating at the top because we used salt to make the water dense!" Malachi
"The shell has been changing colour" Nathan
"Eggs have lots of uses, they are versatile!" Adefolawemi

Monday, 19 March 2018

Year 2 Star Writers

A huge well done to Ellie Wise and Finley Hudson who are Star writers this week!

Finley has written a brilliant monologue as Jerome the Gnome portraying his shock and anger after being sold at a boot-sale. He used showing sentences to show the reader how he was feeling without actually telling them.

"You don't always actually need to say he's mad, I can show you by what he says." Finley 

Ellie has written a diary entry as an astronaut in Space and included a number of adjectives to describe where she is and how she was feeling.

"I thought you be really lonely on another planet so that's why I said about him being scared" Ellie

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Year 1’s Hanger Scales

Year 1’s Hanger Scales  

This week Year 1 made their very own balance scales in the outside area.  They used a hanger and attached string and cups to make the scales.  The children then went around and found different objects to weigh outside.  They were able to say if the objects were heavier, lighter or balanced.  

"The pencil is lighter than the pen." - Layla-Rose
"The gem is heavier than the bottle top." - Tiffany

Learning Challenges in Mulberry

Learning Challenges in Mulberry 

Lukas and Adrian both completed the Learning Challenge this week.  They discussed their work with the class. Well done for your excellent effort.  Keep up the good work!

Mulberry’s Star Writer

Mulberry’s Star Writer 

Carla is the Star Writer in Mulberry class this week.  She wrote about animals in the circus.  Carla remembered to use capital letters and full stops.  She also used a conjunction in her writing.  Well done Carla!

Pine’s Star Writer

Pine’s Star Writer

Well done Tiren for producing an amazing piece of writing that earned you the title of star writer in Pine class this week.

Tiren produced a lovely piece of persuasive writing about animals being in a circus. She remembered to include capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and conjunctions.

Well done Tiren!

Paying Tribute to Stephen Hawking in Year 2

Paying Tribute to Stephen Hawking

Yesterday, the world of science lost a brilliant mind. In the spirit of Science Week, we decided to learn a bit about Stephen Hawking. 

The children discussed how he showed incredible resilience, and never stopped trying. They also learned a bit about how Stephen Hawking helped us understand more about black holes. 

The class showed great compassion and understanding as they discussed what they might do if they had to try and overcome the barriers of a difficult disease, and as they talked about how technology can help us. 

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” - Stephen Hawking