Pancake Day Celebrations

The children were very excited about pancake day this year! We decided to celebrate the occasion by holding a pancake race. After watching Key Stage 2 at break time, Key Stage 1 and Reception held their own inter-house pancake day race. This week, we have learned about the Christian story behind Shrove Tuesday and in our assembly this week, St E’s told us all about pancake day traditions around the world. This afternoon, in science, I thought cooking pancakes would be the ideal opportunity to learn about states of matter. We started off melting a chocolate button and then discussed how solids can change into liquids and how liquids can change into solids. We thought about water in its three states then mixed up the pancake batter and watched it cook. The children used the terms solid, liquid and gas whilst describing the making of our pancakes and then they ate them! Happy Shrove Tuesday, everyone. I’m glad you had such a lovely day.

 

Young Musicians

Today, the children that take additional music lessons had the opportunity to perform to the rest of the class. It is lovely to see the children so confident at the very beginning of their musical journey and to celebrate in their ongoing progress. Whilst we were downstairs, using the grand piano, we took the opportunity to discuss how the piano works and take a look inside. Obviously, everyone wanted to have a go on the piano too, so the children took it in turns to find out what sorts of sounds are possible. Later on, Year 2 all performed their own ocarina compositions that they have been working on this term. Thank you to all the Key Stage One children that performed a prepared piece of music to us today.

Year 2 Scientists

As part of our topic on Famous People, Year 2 have been learning about Charles Macintosh. As part of their lesson, the Year 2 children were encouraged to choose the material that they thought would be best for a new raincoat! The children arranged themselves into teams and decided to test the materials to see if they were waterproof. Predictions were made and some brilliant team work, interesting discussions and clever conclusions were drawn. Well done, my budding scientists!

Year 2, which material did you choose for the new coat and why?