We loved studying about Florence Nightingale but we hadn’t paid much attention to Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell; indeed, we discovered as a class just how courageous these brave nurses were, going against cultural expectations and risking their lives to care for others.  The children presented the stories of Seacole and Cavell with aplomb, learning their lines off by heart and engaging their audience.  They also learnt a song about being BRAVE. What a great effort, Year 2, and you really are B-R-A-V-E brave!

Year 2 have also kicked off the much-anticipated rainforest diorama project. The children are putting their hearts and souls into their mini rainforest creations.  Thank you for sending such wonderful resources into school!  This project will continue next week…

In mathematics, the children have been learning about position and direction.  They were excited to link the rich language required to access this topic to the algorithm work that they have completed in previous computing topics.

In science, we have planted broad beans in a jar to appreciate the germination process. The children had a good think about what might happen to seeds when they grow and were able to turn their ideas into questions.  They are observing the seeds each morning, checking the conditions are correct, and reinforcing the scientific skill of ‘observing over time’.

Have a lovely weekend!