Why is exercise good for us?

In Year 2, over the past couple of weeks we have been learning about exercise in Science. We learnt that there are different reasons why exercise is important!

We learnt that exercising is good for our heart, it makes us feel good, it makes our muscles stronger and it makes us more flexible.

We completed a series of exercises to investigate how they made us feel. We discovered that running made our hearts beat very fast, that star jumps worked our muscles and our heart and that yoga made us feel good and could increase our flexibility!

Juicy Fruit

In Year 2, we have been learning about lots of different fruits and vegetables. This is because our Year 2 harvest song this year is Juicy Fruits! It contains a lot of fruits we had never heard of before! We have talked about figs, guavas, gooseberry, prunes and many more fruits! We have looked at whether they grow on a tree or a bush, and what their seeds look like.

We were very lucky that we had some home grown cucumber that we could try! It was interesting to touch as it didn’t have the waxy layer that cucumbers have when bought from a supermarket. It smelt very fresh and was very juicy!

Welcome to Year 2!

We have had such an exciting first week in Year 2! We have created some leaves in Art, using soft pastels and oil pastels.

Firstly, we separated the different autumnal colours we would need. Then we added different colours onto our leaf using the end of the pastels and learnt how to blend them together by smudging them with our fingers. We loved the different autumnal shades that were created by using this method! Finally, we added the finishing details to our leaves using a dark colour of pastel but this time not smudging it. We found this an extremely fun, creative and messy way of using pastels!