Archive for November 28, 2017

Testing different materials in Science.

The children in Year 2 were investigating which material would be the most suitable to make a new umbrella for Winnie the Pooh to splash about in the rain with. It needed to be waterproof and light. Children had a range of materials to test including paper, cardboard, fabric, plastic and kitchen roll. Using straws, we dropped the water carefully onto the different materials.

Everyone worked hard and the class identified that plastic was the best material to make an umbrella for Winnie the Pooh as it was waterproof and light weight!

Safety testing, Science style.

Today, 2W have been looking at how bicycle helmets can protect our heads and what materials they are made of. We investigated a wide range of materials and their properties to see which would protect against an impact best and why. We then created mini helmets for an egg (hard-boiled!) and tested our theories. I wonder which eggs survived in one piece? Great fun was had by all.

2W investigate Victorian inventions.


This week, 2W have been discovering many of the amazing inventions that were created during the Victorian era, (such as the flushing toilet) that we all use every day. We looked at the Penny Farthing and the first motor car amongst other inventions. The class then worked in groups to create a timeline of Victorian inventions.