Creating a branching database

Year 2 Toucans have today been creating their own branching databases based on food and drink.

Toucans learned that that a branching database is a way of sorting different types of information into groups.

Toucans sorted their items into groups by asking questions based on the group of pictures e.g “can you eat it?”. “Is it dairy?”. “Does it grow on trees?” etc.

Learning algorithms, sequence and debugging

During Computing today, Year 2 Toucans learned about creating algorithms (instructions) and then debug parts of a code which don’t work as intended.

The children used a website called Rapid Router to program a van to move to a finish line. They were using forward, turn left and turn right blocks.

The children learned that a sequence of a code is very important for it to function properly.

Story of Scaredy Squirrel

This week in English Year 2 have been learning the story of Scaredy Squirrel which is a tale of fear. We talked about other stories we thought were tales of fear and other characters who are usually scared or scary.

We have learnt the beginning and build up so far and are making our own story maps to help us learn.

Identifying plants

In Science, Year 2 were asked to identify and name a variety of plants. They first had to give Mrs Knipe as much information as they already knew about plants and trees. Once they shared their knowledge they then learnt about evergreen and deciduous trees ( I wonder if you know what they are?) After that they went outside to try and spot the different types of plants, flowers and trees that are in and around our school. They found Clover, Daises, Ivy plus Sycamore and Oak trees along with other varieties.

Party time!

This afternoon we had a wonderful party to celebrate all our fantastic learning this term. We played lots of party games and had some delicious food! Lots of children won prizes but the most enjoyable part was the lovely supportive atmosphere.

Well done Toucans! Have a very happy half term.