Science Investigation - testing absorbency.
We had to help Traction Man find the most absorbent material this week.
The children asked great questions and came up with a fair way to find which material would be the most effective at drying Traction Man.
Class 2 have participated in a number of mood boosting workouts and activities to help us understand that connections with people are vital for our wellbeing.
The children loved the story of The Invisible String and identified many people in their lives that helped them when they needed reassuring or cheering up.
Year 2 were set the challenge of retrieving the paper clip from the bottom of a jar of water without spilling any water or getting their hands wet!
The children worked cooperatively in groups of 3 to select the equipment they could use to do this. The children tried a couple of methods before successfully retrieving the paper clip using a magnet attached to a length of string.
They used great scientific language to explain that “the magnet attracted the paper clip because it is magnetic.”
Well done Year 2!
Class 2’s science topic is Materials and Properties of Materials. We have identified the materials that everyday objects are made from and discussed why the material is suitable for the object.
We developed our descriptions of the properties of materials by hiding objects in feely bags and describing what we felt.
We have been learning all about our senses. We learnt all about the important job the tongue has in enabling us to taste. It was a lot of fun trying different foods and thinking about whether they are sweet, sour, salty or bitter.