Fantastic Flowers

This afternoon the children explored the different parts of plants and flowers by taking them apart carefully. They counted the petals and leaves, compared sizes, colours and patterns and used their scientific vocabulary to name different parts of the plants and flowers including the petal, root, stem, shoot, flower head and leaves. 

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Growing

Children in Year 2 have been looking at different plants and what they need to grow. This week they have been investigating whether seeds will grow in different materials. They set up their investigation and tried to ensure that it was a fair test by using the same sized pot and the same type of seed. We are going to be observing the changes closely. Keep checking our class blog for updates. 

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Fish Flappers

As part of our whole school investigation for British Science & Engineering week, the children in Year 2 have been investigating which material makes the best flapper. As part of this investigation they looked at whether the size or shape of the flapper made a difference. Once the children were happy with their designs they had a race to see which flapper flapped the fish from one end of the playground to the other in the shortest amount of time. We now have a winning team who will compete with the winners from the other classes to find the ultimate flapper!

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

We had a fantastic day today at Yorkshire Wildlife Park learning all about animals and their habitats. Not only did we get to explore the park, we also had the opportunity to take part in a workshop. Within this workshop we learnt about different habitats and how different animals are suited to these habitats. We were also given the chance to handle a variety of animals including a snake and a hissing cockroach. The children were definitely much braver than the adults! Our scientific knowledge was so good that we even impressed the staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Park!

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