Author Archives: Mrs L Gourley

Making an axle

Making an axle

Year 2 have been designing and making bathing machines. The children identified they needed an axle so the wheels moved. After a few tests they decided doweling would be best to make the axle. They measured and cut it carefully using a ruler and saw.

 

Measuring

Measuring

Year 2 have been learning how to use a ruler to measure to the nearest half centimetre accurately. The children rehearsed measuring and drawing lines and then enjoyed measuring a variety of objects around the classroom.

Role Play – Grace Darling

Role Play – Grace Darling

Year 2 enjoyed pretending to be Grace Darling as they took part in  some role play activities. They reenacted her famous sea rescue, thinking about what she would be able to see, hear and feel.

Google Maps

Google Maps

In geography this week, Year 2 used Google maps to try to find some features of the north east coastline. They were  able to find the beach, the sea, sand dunes, a lighthouse, a caravan park, a bay, a headland, a cliff and a promenade.