Y2 Sports Day 2019

We have been really lucky to attend the Y2 Sports Day at the English Institute of Sport. We took part in lots of different activities to test our throwing and catching skills as well as looking at seeing how quick we could run, jog and walk. Everybody had lots of fun… we can’t wait for next year’s sports day!

Thank you to our parents and carers who came along with on the day. Your help means so much to the children and help us continue to attend these events.

Here are just some of the activities that we took part in.

Growing Plants…

We have been learning about plants in Science in Pearl Class. We know that seeds can grow into lots of exciting things such as fruit, vegetables and flowers. Seeds come in all different shapes and sizes.

We wanted to know what the different parts of a plant are called as it stars to grow.

Then we though about what plants need to grow in. We learnt that all plants need air, water and sunlight to grow. But do all plants need soil to grow in? We set up lots of different seeds to investigate what would happen to the seeds without any soil. Would they grow? Take a look below to find out our findings…

Finally we though about what might happen if we took away just one of things that plants need to grow and investigate what happened. We set up different pots and planted both seeds and bulbs inside to see what would happen in the different circumstances. We made predictions as to what we thought might happen to each pot. Here is what we did:

Pot 1 – Sand instead of soil

Pot 2 – No air (water, soil and light)

Pot 3 – No water (air, light and soil)

Pot 4 – No light (soil, water and air)

Pot 5 – Control (air, light and water)

Every week, we kept a seed and bulb diary so we could see what happened to the seeds and bulbs on a weekly basis. Here is what we found out.

Pot 1 – Neither the seed or bulb grew in the sand.

Pot 2 – Neither the seed or bulb grew with no air.

Pot 3 – Surprisingly both the seed and bulb grew in the soil with no water. (We discussed that the soil might have had water in it already to help the seed and bulb grow)

Pot 4 – Both the seed and bulb grew in the dark but they were both yellow.

Pot 5 – Both the seed and bulb grew as predicted.

We found out:

  • If you put a plant in the dark, it will grow but it will turn yellow. Plants need sunlight to help it to make food in its leaves and keep it green. Once we completed our investigation, we left it out in the sunlight and it started to turn green again!
  • If you put a lid on a plant and into a container, it won’t grow however it will go mouldy. When we took the lid off to check, the smell was really gross!
  • We were surprised that the seed and bulb didn’t grow in the sand. If we were to do this again, we would try it out again or try plant it in different things like custard or pebbles.

Safety Week 2019

In Spring 1, our whole school theme was Safety. You might remember that we visited Birley Moor Fire Station earlier this month and learnt about how to be safe if there was ever a fire. Click here to see our previous post.

That wasn’t the only thing we completed in school though linked to safety. What other types of safety can you think of?

In Pearl Class, we looked at how to stay safe when we cross the road.

In Ruby class, we looked at how to stay safe at home or at school.

On Tuesday 5th February, it was Safer Internet Day. In Literacy, we looked at the story MonkeyCow by Stuart Spendlow and Amy Bradley.

You might remember reading the prequel story PenguinPig when you were in FS2.

These books help us and remind us of the important messages to stay safe when we use the internet.

We must never:

  • Speak to strangers online
  • Tell a stranger who we are, where we live or where we go to school
  • Give out any telephone numbers, email addresses or passwords

If any of these things happen to us, then we must:

  • Tell a parent or teacher straight away

We used PurpleMash to create our own set of rules for staying safe when we are online.

Click here to see the Prince Edward Online Safety Blog. If you need any further assistance or have questions to ask, please speak to Miss Varley.