Have you ever wondered what goes into your medicine? Have you ever wanted to have a go at making your own? Well this week Year 2 were inspired by the antics of George Kranky who took medicating his wicked Grandma into his own hands. The children were enthralled by the notion that a child could make such a powerful potion! Unlike George the children took great care to plan what they would include in their very own Marvellous medicine. Ingredients included juicy spider’s eyes, newt’s eyeballs and a cat’s hair, giving children the opportunity to put into practice using apostrophes for possession.
Then, with the utmost care, the concoctions were prepared and detailed instructions written so that unlike George the medicine could be remade exactly the same way again! The children made sure to include a wide range of bossy verbs such as stir, put, mix and pour.
Once the medicines were made the children transitioned from being budding scientists to working in advertising as they each prepared posters to promote their elixires to people seeking cures for a wide range of ailments. Be warned if you were to visit Year 2 this week you might leave as a snake or a pet koala. You may even find after you have finished frothing at the mouth or turning green that you could fly or you may even have vanished completely!
In Maths, the children have been learning a variety of different useful methods to help us add by making 10. The children have enjoyed displaying their mathematical thinking and processes through visual representations such as part whole models and number lines. We have discovered the importance of partitioning numbers so that we can use our number bonds to help us work out number sentences mentally. It has certainly been a challenge but the children have enjoyed participating in the task and say that they are very proud of themselves!