In English, Year 2 have been introduced to George and his terrible Grandma this week.
They read excerpts from Roald Dahl’s book and enjoyed hearing about George and his concoction he made for Grandma. They considered all the gruesome ingredients George had found and laughed at what happened! Then they were let loose on their own ingredients (supplied by their teachers) and ideas! They had to concentrate when measuring the liquids, checking that they really were squirting in ‘10ml of blue dragon’s blood’ (Vihaan), stirring in ‘1 teaspoon of greasy green lipstick’ (Elodie) or dropping in ‘a pinch of goo from an alien’s middle eyeball’ (Iola). They used syringes, pipettes and scaled beakers to help with accuracy. Some then ‘chucked in a sharp crispy beetle’ (Alex) or ‘sprinkle in ‘tiny, tiny pieces of the core of the earth’ (Rufus). Imaginations were whizzing! The amazing medicines are safely stored on the shelves in their classrooms with their recipes carefully recorded in their books for posterity - beware!
In Maths, the children have been considering symmetry - how to tell if a shape is symmetrical or not, how to use a mirror to check, and how to complete symmetrical shapes. The children have also sorted shapes according to their properties, including right angles, symmetrical and quadrilaterals, placing them into Venn diagrams.
To help your child recognise symmetry, perhaps you could be on the look-out together and take photos of anything you find which could be used in our display.