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Fire Safety

Year 2 and the rest of Heygreen had some very special visitors today. Two officers from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service brought their fire engine to our school and gave us an important safety talk. As Bonfire night is fast approaching, please ensure you have a safe and enjoyable evening. 

Super Scientists – Gravity

Today year 2 conducted a science experiment about gravity. We wanted to find out how far a vehicle would travel on certain surfaces using a ramp and the pull of gravity. We positioned our classroom tables in rows of 3 tables with each one having a different surface. The 5 surfaces we tested were sand, thick fabric, bubble wrap, thin netting and a plain wooden table. We found out that the plain table and thin netting allowed the vehicle to travel the furthest.

Making a Bus in DT

After weeks of planning and preparation Year 2 got the chance to construct their very own vehicles. To tie in with our Black History Bonanza we chose to build a bus (Rosa Parks). Check out the photographs to see how we got on…

Firstly, we cut out the net…


Secondly, we had to fold down all of the tabs…


Thirdly, we used cello tape to stick our bus together…


Next, we carefully pressed on the plastic chassis…


Then we added the axels…


Finally, it was time to add the wheels…


Check out the finished busses…

Materials Experiment 

Today the children finished off their Materials topic by completing an experiment. Yesterday we made a prediction about which material would be the most suitable to make an umbrella from. There were 5 materials to choose from including fabric, a paper towel, a plastic bad, cardboard and tissue paper. We discussed the idea of a ‘fair’ test and decided the soaking time and amount of water would remain the same for all materials. Finally, we used what we found out to conduct one final test… making our own umbrella! We hovered the materials over a (willing) volunteer and poured water on top. The children decided that only the plastic would be suitable as an umbrella. ☔️

Poetry

This week in English, year 2 have been learning about Poetry. Yesterday we spent our lesson sorting 4 different types of poems, Alliteration, Rhyming, Simile and Rhyming Couplet. We read lots of different poems and worked out which poem belonged to which category.

Today we read a very special poem called ‘My Hamster has a Skateboard’ by Kenn Nesbitt. The children were put into groups and each read, memorised and performed the poem in front of the whole class. Check out our version of the poem below…

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Bread Making

This morning Year 2 were given the opportunity to see how bread was made. We found out the bread is made up of flour, water and yeast. Some of us had a go at kneading the bread and rolling it up into a ball, that when baked would make a barm. At lunchtime the finished barms were ready for us to eat with our lunch. 

Black History Bonanza- Rosa Parks

As part of Black History month, the children at Heygreen took park in a Black History Bonanza. Each class chose a significant black man or woman from history to study and complete tasks on. Year 2 chose Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was an activist in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, who became famous when on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order that she give up her seat in the black section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. 

The children completed several tasks including a Who Am I? iPad search, a fact file, a time line and finally a Pop Art portrait. We really enjoyed learning about Rosa Parks and agree that she was a very brave woman who changed the course of history.