Science Experiments

This term, Year 2 have enjoyed a range of scientific experiments to find out more about different materials and how they can be changed. As part of their learning, children have practised making predictions, thinking about how to make sure that an experiment is fair and looking critically at results. I thought you might like to see a few photos from the children’s two favourite experiments. The first was a practical demonstration of how sugar dissolves in hot water. The children were amazed at the rainbow colours the skittles made as the sugar dissolved and released the food colouring into the water. The second was our experiment to see whether the temperature of the fluid affected the way that the sugar dissolved. Obviously, since it was the last week of term, we had to use cold, warm and hot chocolate as our fluid! The children want to reassure you all that skittles taste just as good without colourings and that you can still taste the marshmallows after they have dissolved in the hot chocolate: they don’t just disappear!

An Explosive Start to Science Week 2019!

Wow! What an amazing start to the week! Our Science Ambassadors and Year 6, supported by Mr Baraclough, led assembly this morning and demonstrated some incredible science experiments. The whole school were captivated whilst the year sixes created volcanic eruptions, explosions and showed diffusion in action. Thank you for such an inspiring start to the week.

Year 2, Which was your favourite experiment? 

Poetry Performance

This morning, we were looking at a range of poems and discussing the differences between poems and stories. The children particularly liked the Brian Moses poem: Aliens Stole My Underpants. They decided that they wanted to share it with you! We discussed how to (and how not to) read a poem and other ways to make it interesting for you at home. The children split into teams and had 20 minutes to work together to learn their section off by heart, add actions and expression. We hope you like the result!