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Year 2 Science

A message for parents.


If your child's liatris or sunflower has grown at home, please email a photo to the school office.  Please add the subject, Year 2 Science. The email address is


Many Thanks, Miss Shilton :)

At the beginning of Summer 1, we used a magnifying glass to observe a sunflower seed and a liatris bulb.





After observing, we made a prediction and which would grow the fastest. Some of us thought it would be the seeds because they are small, while others thought the bulbs because you can already see the roots.

Which one do you think grew the quickest?



We observed the changes each week and recorded our findings on a table.




"I can see the roots"




Wow! Look at the sunflower, it is so tall!




"My liatris is growing"



"Look at the stem"

In Year 2, we have been learning all about Keeping Healthy.




After learning about a balanced diet, we had fun preparing a healthy meal by carefully following the instructions on a recipe.


We made a variety of healthy meals including:-


Pitta salad with Quorn,

Salad Wraps,

Veggie Snacks and

Fruit Kebabs.


They were delicious!!


We have also been learning about the importance of exercise.


We had to find our pulse, and identify how it changed after a variety of exercises.


The exercises included:-

Press ups,


Star jumps,

Sit ups and



Did you know that exercise can make feel happier? Ask your child why...


What's next?


In Summer 1, we will be learning all about plants.


What will grow faster? Will it be a plant grown from a bulb or seed?


Check  here for our results over the next few weeks...


To finish off our materials unit, Year 2 made animals using clay. Ask your child which forces they used while making them.



Here are some of the animals we created.



A Rabbit






We had so much fun making our animals.


Our next unit will be all about Animals and their Habitats.

In Year 2, we have been learning all about materials and their properties.


Can you name the properties of the materials below?






We have just conducted our first investigation!!

By testing different materials, we identified the best material to make curtains.






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