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Term 1's Learning

                                                          Muck, Mess and Mixture!

 

Let’s get messy. Muck and mess are good. In fact, they're marvellous. Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat. How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures. Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel? Don’t worry about the mess – it’ll always wash.

 

Now doesn't that sound exciting?

 

If you would like to get a head start with this topic then why not start learning at home before you return to school in September. 

 

You could do this by:

 

- Set up a melting experiment. Take two or three glasses and fill them with the same number of ice cubes. Put them in different places and see which melts first. Do the ice cubes melt faster if you stir them? How will you present your findings?

 

- Create an original piece of artwork inspired by an artist you admire.

 

- Write a poem with the title ‘Muck, mess and mixtures’ and try to include some some exciting adjectives!  the class

 

That should keep you going!

 

We look forwards to welcoming you back very soon, for now, have a wonderful summer!

 

From the Year 2 Team.

 

22.10.2020 - Today we learnt how to do Gumboot Dancing

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Puffin Gumboot dancing group 1

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Puffin Gumboot dancing group 2

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21.10.2020 - Puffin class were learning about discrimination and segregation as part of our Black History Month topic. We discussed why being different is amazing and how as we come together we make something incredible. We talked about how it is important to celebrate differences and how boring the world would be if we were exactly the same. We also discussed some amazing people who have changed history by standing up for what they believe in and how important it is not to keep quiet when we feel something is not right. We ended our day by making beautiful African silhouette pictures.

To celebrate Black History Month, Hedgehog class has be learning about Martin Luther King and writing our own 'I had a dream' speech. We have also created some African sunset pictures and learnt the African dance of Gumboot Dancing.

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We were practicing our Harvest song while painting our Harvest clay models

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Our Harvest clay models

We tried a different medium this afternoon and became sculptures! What do you think of our Harvest fruit?

14.10.2020 - Today we became artists and drew a Harvest picture!

What a fantastic week Hedgehog class have had conducting a range of amazing experiments!

We made slime and then tried to make words and pictures out of our slime.

02.10.2020- What do you think happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda? We had fun predicting and observing what would happen.

02.10.2020- Our Bicarbonate of Soda and vinegar experiment

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01.10.2020 - Let me start by apologising for the state of the children! In my defence they did have lots of fun 😆 Today we made Ooblecks, which is cornflour mixed with water. It is a liquid however when you apply pressure it becomes a solid.