Changing the Shape of Different Materials?

This term, in Science, Year 2 have been learning all about everyday materials. They started the topic, by recapping and building on their Year 1 knowledge. The children were able to name different materials and give examples of where these are used in our classroom and around school.

The children have learnt that some objects can be changed by squashing, bending, stretching and twisting. See the video below, of Year 2 demonstrating how to squash, bend, stretch and twist.

They then investigated, whether a variety of different objects can be changed. To carry out their investigation, the children used a plastic bottle, pipe cleaner, sock, paper drinking straw, play dough, bath towel, sponge and an elastic band. The children found that all of the objects could be changed in some way, but none of the objects could be changed by being squashed, stretched, twisted and bent.

Collecting Data in Computing

Over the last few weeks, Year 2 have been learning all about collecting and representing data. As a class, they discussed different ways to collect data. Miss Underwood suggested the children could collect data in a Pictogram. Together the children thought about all of the benefits representing data this way.

Today the children carried out their own data collection. Working together, the children had to roll a dice twenty times, recording what number it landed on each time. Once they had each collected their data, the children were able to use Purple Mash to represent it in a pictogram. The children found that when the data was represented in a pictogram, it was much easier to interpret and draw conclusions from.