Welcome to Year 2 and 3
This term we will be exploring our Extreme Earth.
We're going to look at the destructive powers of nature, from volcanoes to earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes. Through discussion and practical tasks, children will learn about how and why these natural phenomena occur, and the way in which they effect people and the environment.
We are also going to be learning about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. We will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. We will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate friction by exploring the movement of a toy car across different surfaces. We will work in a hands on way to identify magnetic materials. Furthermore, we will conduct an investigation into the strength of different types of magnet. The children will have the chance to explore the way magnetic poles can attract and repel in an exciting activity, making their own compass and using it to find hidden items. The children will use their understanding of magnetic attraction to design and crate their own magnetic game. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.
We are going to be using Times Tables Rockstar https://ttrockstars.com/home and