Welcome to Whales Class
A warm welcome to Whales Class in Year 2. The Teacher is Mrs Clifford and the Teaching Assistants is Mrs Garry. We are very much looking forward to joining you along your learning journey as you begin Year 2. There will be plenty of exciting topics and activities planned to help you develop and flourish as a confident, enthusiastic and independent learner.
Let's all work together in making Whales class an enjoyable and fun place to learn important life skills; where above all, we work, grow and learn as a family through the love of God.
Year Two walked to Jubilee Park to experiment with a rocket, coke and Mentos. We took turns to predict what would happen if we filled he rocket with a lot of water, just a bit of water or no water. We were amazed by how far in the air the rocket could go just using the force of the water and air the teachers pumped in. We did the Mentos challenge with coke and with lemonade. The coke worked much better and the mixture of the Mentos and the bubbles from the fizzy coke made it all explode out of the bottle.
Crime Scene Investigation Workshop
Year Two loved being forensic scientists for the day to solve the crime of a stolen laptop. They found the suspect using the clues he left behind including footprints, fingerprints and DNA. The children worked together in groups to solve the crime and the leaders of the workshop were impressed with their scientific knowledge!
All children from Nursery to Year Two had the task of investigating a dog napping incident. They learnt about DNA and how a crime scene is investigated. They applied their knowledge and solved the crime and Year Two then went on to solve a “robbery”. Learning about DNA was exciting and hands on; we definitely have some budding scientists in school.