A group of year two maths whizzes took part in a fantastic maths challenge at Westbury Juniors on Friday.
Six teams of children competed in a variety of themed maths challenges that put their mental maths and problem solving skills to the test!
A great time was had by all and the teachers at the Junior school were astounded by what our bright sparks could do.
Year two enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Wild Place Project in Bristol to launch our exciting new topic 'Fierce and Wild'.
We were extremely lucky to have wonderful sunshine for our trip and we managed to see some amazing animals roaming around.
We were amazed by the gigantic giraffes and we loved watching the cheeky lemurs being fed at lunchtime.
We have had a great time at school celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. After a lovely weekend in the sunshine watching the wedding unfold, we returned to school dressed in red, white and blue ready to continue the celebrations!
We had a fantastic time watching some maypole dancing (performed by children and teachers), dancing on the trim trail and eating some delicious cakes. We hope that you all had a fantastic time :)
What a busy couple of weeks we have had in Kangaroo Class!
Not only have we had class photos, swimming and a visit from a juggler but we have also been super busy learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
We have been experimenting with materials as part of our Mr Men topic and we are now finding out all about how Brunel used his knowledge of materials to create some amazing structures in our local area.
We had great fun learning all about the creation of the Box Tunnel- go and have a look if you can! We realised that Brunel had to be extremely precise with his measurements so that the tunnel did not collapse.
See if you can find out some more about his amazing work at home :)
Kangaroo Class had a fantastic time on our trip to Brokerswood on Friday- we even got some sunshine in the afternoon.
We started off our trip by using the materials around us to build dens. We had to make sure that we had enough shelter to keep us dry and warm. Luckily, we had some waterproof tarpaulin to help us.
Then, we joined Mr Parish who taught us some archery. We practised using the bow and arrow correctly and we finished the session with a fun game to test our skills.
Finally, we used the materials that we could find in the woods to create some woodland art. We made pictures of our favourite Mr Men and Little Miss characters.
Today, we were lucky to have a second visit from the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust who have been teaching us all about recycling.
We learned all about how compost is made from old food and recyclable materials we can find around the home. We found out that insects eat and digest these materials to make compost that we can use for planting.
We got our gloves on and had a hunt for some insects in some compost that had already been made. We managed to find woodlice, worms and centipede and used our magnifying glasses to take a closer look. We then made our own plant-pots out of old newspapers and planted some of our seeds. We can't wait to take them home and watch them grow into beautiful plants and flowers.
The term really is flying by and we are already preparing ourselves for Easter festivities.
We had a lovely visit to the Church on Tuesday for out Easter Service. Despite a rather chilly walk, the children set a wonderful example with their behaviour when walking around town and inside the Church. What super representatives of our school they were! Everyone enjoyed singing our Easter songs and thank you to any parents that were kind enough to come along and support us.
Next week, we are looking forward to making some Easter crafts and preparing for an exciting Easter Egg Hunt. The children have worked so incredibly hard this term so I am sure the Easter bunny will have a treat in store for them all!
This week we put our scientist's hat back on and planned our own scientific investigation to find out what plants really need to germinate ( we found out that this is a scientific word for grow).
We worked in pairs to plan and set up our bean pots that we will look after for the next few weeks. The catch was, that we had to take one important thing away from our plant to see if it could still grow- soil, water, light and warmth.
Our seeds are all planted and ready to go. We hope our predictions are correct!
Year 2 were very lucky to have a visit from a real scientist this week.
As we are learning about plants and how they grow, we watched an experiment that showed us how water 'walks' from the roots to the top of the plant to help it to grow.
We watched patiently as the blue water and the yellow water walked across to the tissue and mixed in the middle to make green water. We realised that water is a magic molecule and can do lots of amazing things that we don't always see. We hope to set up our own experiment soon!
Mrs Stacey Budge
Mrs Nicky Newbury
Mr Peter Mould
Westbury Infant School
Eden Vale Road
Tel: 01373 822 716