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Year 2 get STEAMing!

Year 2 really enjoyed STEAM week.

We learnt lots of new things. We built boats and investigated how to load them so they don’t tip over, we designed an animal that was adapted to survive in the Arctic, we investigated the effects on climate change on the ocean and we created a menu for Arctic explorers to make sure they had enough energy.

On Wednesday we had a fantastic DT day. We designed, created and evaluated a moving picture of animals that live in Antarctica.

We had so much fun this week, we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Here are some of our photos of the week:

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Safer Internet Day!

This week it was Safer Internet Day and Year 2 learnt about how to stay safe online and how to deal with cyberbullying.

After learning how to be SMART on the internet, they wrote tweets to teach people what they could do if they were being cyberbullied.

Here’s some of their advice:

‘If I was cyberbullied I would STOP and step away from what I was doing and tell and adult I trust. S stands for stop, T stands for tell an adult, O stands for ask an adult if it is ok to go online and P stands for play with someone who is nice.’ @Ishika

‘Don’t tell anybody your personal information and always use a nickname.’ @Neeve

‘If you are being bullied on a game tell and show an adult. You should also go on single player if you are being bullied. If you are being bullied delete the chat group after showing an adult.’ @Hashir

STEAM

Year 1 had a great time during STEAM week.

We investigated how animals survive in the winter, we looked at food chains, designed boats and made our own stuffed penguins.

Here is our display of our workIMG_2374

Polar Explorers!

This week the whole school have become polar explorers for STEAM Week.

Miss Thompson and Miss Hopkins organised activities to help us learn about the Arctic and support the polar explorers in their expedition.

It has been a really successful week and a great end to this half term!

The children have enjoyed being polar explorers and it has given them lots of motivation for future work!

Here are some photos of what the whole school got up too!

STEM WEEK!!

Our Stem Week! πŸ™‚Β Β­β€β€Žβ€Žβ€β€Œ


Have you enjoyed Stem Week? Because I did!

(Stem week could be changed to STEAM week like it was in year 4!)

Stem Stands for:

Science

Technology

Engineering

Art (Steam)

Maths

Day 1

On day 1 we did Science.

We were doing an experiment about the ozone layer and how it protects us from getting ill by the sun. For example, we could get Skin Cancer and Sunburn much quicker and more seriously.

To do the experiment, we…

  1. We got a piece of normal paper, drew Earth on it and then cut it out.
  2. We stuck it on Filter Paper.
  3. Got a black pen and drew a line around Earth about 2 centimetres away from it.
  4. Got a pipette, squeezed some water into it.
  5. Squeezed some water out onto the black line.
  6. Lastly, we watched the line grow and expand!

We also made an Aqueduct to see how water gets carried over it. They were invented by the Romans to carry their water from the rivers and lakes to the towns and cities. Therefore, the Romans had some of the cleanest water although they did get destroyed when they were invaded! We had to make an aqueduct out of paper or card and tape and it had to be 50cm long. It was very difficult to make it stand up and hold the water but some of us managed, such as Simion’s and Gurnit, Jonathon and Pragat’s team.

Day 2

Today we had Roman day!

Today we dressed up as Romans and went to the hall to learn about artefacts, we learnt about weaponry and battling. We also got to hold Roman coins which were over 2000 years old… Wow!

Some people also got too hold shields, swords, armour and even a mini catapult!

With the catapult, we got a scrunched up piece of paper and on the catapult we were trying to see how far we can get the piece of paper. It was really fun! It went the whole length of the hall!

We played 2 Roman Games, we did a Quiz and we were in the hall finding out what real roman life was like. It was quite disgusting!! One of the games we played was Delta. We got a counter and we gave it a little push on the Delta board and we saw how far we could get it.

Day 3

Today we did Ocean Antarctica Art.

To do this we got blue paint and we made a swirl that got bigger and bigger and bigger which was getting darker each time. When we had done that, we added green and purple strokes to make the picture more realistic. After that, we added little animal silhouettes too represent the Antarctic, underwater animals. Finally, we signed our painting with our name. I really enjoyed this because I love art and when I was done the painting turned out to be amazing!!!!!!

Day 4

Today we did safer internet day and we designed a species of our very own.

We were discussing how important it was too be safe online, at school and at home. It is very important not to share unkind things and too not look at bad things because this may affect our lives. In the afternoon we designed our own species. We were looking at different habitats and how animals survive in those habitats. An example for a name that was used was Hortore.

Day 5

Lastly, today we did a mix of things; Maths, Mental Health Week, an Assembly and Reflecting over our Wonderful Stem Week.

We were reflecting by drawing a mind map of what we did all week, including Chromatography, Writing instructions for it, Aqueducts, Roman workshop, Ocean Antarctica art, Safer internet day, Designing a species, Maths Mental Health Week, Assemblies and Reflecting.

It has been a very busy, but fun week for all of us.

Stem Week was really cool, I didn’t expect that is was going to be this good- Paulo

Stem week… I thought it was really fun because we got to do art and we got to make an aqueduct and I really liked the aqueducts! – Aysha

In the stem week it was so nice and we made so many different things- Vinaayaka

I enjoyed stem week because it was really fun because we designed a species and when we made the species it was really fun. We got to colour it in and write all about it and it was the best part of this week- Alexander

Stem week was really cool I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do it all the day and the years! Yay beavers! –Gurnit

It was so fun that I nearly fainted! (: – Jonathan

By Gracie-Belle

Fish and Squid Art!!😎😜

On Thursday 8th February 2018,we were doing an art lesson based on fish and squid. We started  by practising to draw a dead fish. Then we did blind drawing;we had to draw without looking at the paper.We drew the different scales and contrasts. After that, we drew a fish on a A3 piece of paper then painted it. We used different shades.😜

Then,Miss Bentley put out on each table a dead squid.It was not very pleasant. We drew a squid and painted it with lovely shades of colour.It was very enjoyable for everyone.

These are some quotes :

(Shivani,Maya,Ruwayda, Ruby)They thought it smelt bad so did other people. Thanks to Shyann’s mint tissues it smelt better.😷

(Darsh) It was nice to draw and see real dead creatures 😨

(Ruby) It was so exciting because we actually got to see real marine life, instead of seeing it off of the board.Our class (Jet class) are the only class who have ever done it in Beavers.😜😜😜😜😜😜

(Tashin) The creatures were small and smelly 😷 but he enjoyed it.πŸ˜€

(Shivani) I could not believe that miss Bentely actually picked up the squid and fish in her bare hands!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Labeeb,Nathan,Farzan)Farzan found it fun Labeeb had never saw a squid before and never seen them with pink dots Nathan said it looked really weird and that it was a funny experience.

(Preety,kim) Even though the fish smelt bad , we enjoyed it so much and we were blending colours together and was very likeable.

(Ruwayda,samid,Muhammed)When you use dark colours you use water to make it lighter. I found it disgustingly fun\enjoyable. So basically ,so basically . I found it really really really really interesting.We got to see underwater creatures.πŸ˜¨πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜ πŸ˜ πŸ˜ πŸ˜ πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡β˜ΊπŸ‘

(Maya,Nisrine) Found it entertaining because we got to see something in real life then looking on the boardπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‡πŸ˜·πŸ˜¨πŸ‘πŸ˜œ.Β  I found it amusing to look at the creatures because it is not what I usually see around me .πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜‹πŸ˜›πŸ˜—

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From Maya Nisrine and Jushan