During Maths and Science week we distinguished between an object and a material.
We decided that an object was something that can be seen and touched and the material was what it was made from.
We went into the school grounds and identified objects and the material they were made from. We recorded our results in a table.
We then answered the question – What is the most common material in our school grounds?
We drew a pictogram to help us answer this question.
Well done Year 2 for coming dressed as scientists and mathematicians for Maths and Science week.
Can you tell who we came dressed as?
To name a few characters the children dressed up as Marie Curies, Aristotle, Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Amelia Earhart, George Washington Carver, Sally Ride, Nikola Tesla and a green scientist.
We collected different leaves and discussed their shape, size and colour. In small groups we then sorted them into or own criteria.
Can you see from the photographs how we have sorted them?
Amelia – We have sorted by green and more than one point, so in the middle it will be both green and more than one point.
Lucas – we have sorted by more that 15cm and less than 15cm.
Jan – We have sorted by size small, medium and large.
Fred – I have sorted by small and large.
Alexandre – I have sorted by the type of leaves.
Lily – I have sorted by size.
We have been enjoying the new playground markings this week. During playtime we really liked learning how to play snakes and ladders. We learnt that we had to add when we went up the ladder and subtract when we went down the snake.
We have been looking at how our beans are growing this week and continuing our bean dairy.
In week 1 we planted our bean, watered it and placed it on the window in the classroom.
In week 2 we observed that a little root and shoot had grown and the plant had a yellow leaf.
In week 3 we observed that the shoot had come out of the soil, the leaves are green and the plant is growing towards the light. We used a ruler to measure how tall our plant had grown and found that the tallest one had grown 14cm.