Here are some photos from when we made our own telephones whilst learning
about Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone. We learnt
how sound travels along a wire by vibrating before it is converted back
into sound waves at the other end. We made our own telephones using plastic
cups and string then tested them out by one person speaking into a cup and
the person at the other end listening into the cup. Not only did they work
but we were also able to have up to a 4 ways conversation by tying pairs of
cups around each other.
We were lucky enough to have Christopher’s dad, who is a science teacher,
come in to carry out some science with the class. We took part in two
extremely exciting activities, one involving balloons bursting and the
other involving fitting a boiled egg inside a test tube.
It was a brilliant afternoon and we were very lucky to try out these
Thank you to Christopher’s mum and dad for giving up their afternoon to
Apologies for my tardiness in updating the blog, here is another update of
some things we have been up to this summer term.
We had a terrific world book day this year filled with lots of exciting
activities. We enjoyed seeing who won the Patron’s Cup competition where we
had been reading loads and loads of books. We made bookmarks in class, did
some buddy reading with year 1 and also with Nursery. Later on we wrote a
set of instructions for how to make a marvellous medicine, as we had been
working on instructions that week. We then followed the instructions
carefully and made our very own marvellous medicine. We also came dressed
in some wonderful costumes too. Overall it was a great day to celebrate our
love of books.
One of our favourite things to do in year 2 is to sit in the reading beach
and explore different books. Here is a snap of Oscar, Charlie and Oliver
looking super cosy in the beach. Can you spot what they’re reading? It’s
The Book With No Pictures… Definitely another favourite of ours.
To help us tell the time, we made our own clocks. We labelled them
carefully to show o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter too. But we
also labelled every 5 minutes to help us read the time at 5 past, 10 past
and so on. We then challenged each other to say a time which we then had to
show on our own clock.
One day we came into school and the smart board was blue. We got so excited
because it was like something strange had happened. Then we noticed the
carpet was blue, our drawers were blue, the pens were blue and even our
jumpers were blue. So we decided to write a story called ‘The Dat
Everything Turned Blue.’ We wrote the stories independently to see what we
could come up with. Miss Balan was so impressed because our stories were
terrific! They were such wonderful stories because they had been inspired
by what happened that day.
We shared our stories with year 1 and they really enjoyed them. In return,
they read us their Rosie’s Walk books they had written. Their books were
We did a lot of work on the story Handa’s Surprise this term. We retold the
story, made up our own versions, planned story boards and wrote new
stories. We also created lots of art work of the key pictures from the
story for a display on the wall. If you haven’t already done so, come in
and see the display of our work.
We carried out an investigation in science to investigate the amount of
sugar in different drinks. The drinks we looked at were Coke, lemonade,
apple juice, fizzy orange and water. Once we had read the sugar contents we
measured the amount out in teaspoons. We were shocked to see what a bottle
of Coke contained over 10 teaspoons of sugar. Where as water contained
none. We were also surprised that apple juice also contained a lot of
sugar. It was clear that water is definitely the best for us to drink but
we also discussed that it’s ok to drink some sugary drinks every now and
Here are a few entries to show you some of the things we’ve been up to this
term. Enjoy the long Easter weekend.