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Science Investigation

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As part of our science topic ‘Healthy Me’, the children have been thinking about bacteria, our hygiene and washing hands. We looked at the scientist Alexander Fleming and his accidental discovery of Penicillin. We talked about the importance of washing our hands and why this is important. 

The children have set up a science investigation to see what happens to bread over time, that we have handled before and after washing our hands. The children have made predictions about what they think will happen and why. 

The children loved their visit from the Fun Food Chef. He talked about the Eatwell Plate and the different healthy foods that we had discussed in our science topic ‘Healthy Me’. The children enjoyed making their own pizza, strawberry and banana smoothie and a berry granola. He takes to us about bacteria and the importance of washing our hands regularly when cooking. 

At the end of the session the children enjoyed tasting all the food we had made and some of the children even found something they liked that they didn’t like before. 

He certainly was a very fun chef! 

Our School Values

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This term we have enjoyed learning our new school values alongside our Jigsaw topic 'Being me in my world'. We know what each of our school values are and what they mean to us in Year 2. 

Healthy Me

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This term our topic in science has been Healthy Me. As a part of this the children have learnt about the different ways of keeping fit and healthy. In particular we looked at the different types of food you can eat. We spent some time learning about The Food Pyramid and The Eatwell Plate and the food we should be eating a lot of and the foods we should be enjoying as a treat. Finally, the children enjoyed making posters to put around school to advertise the healthy foods people can enjoy as a snack. 

Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightingale came to visit our class to help us celebrate the end of our topic. We acted out the scenes from Florence's life and travelled with her to the Scutari hospital. 

Please send ‘Show and Tells’ on the allocated date. They will take place at some time during that week if Wednesday is busy.

 

‘Show and Tell’ may be based on information about special events, outings or hobbies. Objects may be brought in to show, but try to avoid toys. Between two and five minutes is adequate at this stage, but think carefully about what you want to say!

 

Your child will still be encouraged to share special ‘Tells’ on an informal basis during any week. Wednesday and Thursday Class Assemblies’ may also be used to share recent personal achievements such as swimming, football, dancing awards, etc.

 

Please help your child to prepare for their ‘Show and Tell’ slot. If possible, try to avoid a fully pre-prepared script.  Do let me know if you have any queries or concerns.

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