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Reach for the Stars

Term 5

Making, eating and watching Ratatouille!

Saturn Class' Arcimboldo inspired paintings

Year 2 have really enjoyed being Scientists, Geographers and Artists while we explore the question 'What grows near me?'

Saturn Class’ Victorious Vocabulary

 

Learning new words is SO important!  Here are some of the new words we have been learning over the past few months.  Rather than asking me what they mean, it would be great to let me hear them being used in context as much as possible.

 

Word

Definition

Alternatives

An example sentence

anxious

When you feel worried about something.

Worried

Apprehensive

Concerned

The four old people stared with anxious eyes at the bar of chocolate in Charlie’s hand.

vital

When something is extremely important.

Essential

Crucial

Necessary

The Bucket family could now only think of the two vital problems of trying to keep warm and trying to get enough to eat.

conspire

When people work together to make a plan.

Plan

Plot

Collude

Guy Fawkes decided to conspire with a group of people to find a way to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

revolting

Something which causes you to feel extreme disgust.

Disgusting

Sickening

Nauseating

The Ooompa-Loompas thought that Augustus Gloop was a revolting boy because he was so greedy.

luscious

Something which is very tempting to all of our senses.

Delicious

Mouthwatering

succulent

Hair toffee gave its eaters a crop of luscious, silky, beautiful hair.

evaluate

When you think about the positive and negative things about something.

Judge

Consider

Review

Once we’d finished our bridges, we had to evaluate them to decide what went well and what could be better.

exhibit

When something is put on display to be seen by others.

Present

Show

Display

Each exhibit in our class museum shows what we have learned about Brunel.  They explain the facts in different ways.

nourish

To provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.

 

Feed

Sustain

Maintain

You need to nourish plants to help them to grow.  Water, light and soil work together to nourish plants.

 

Today was the last day of our Brunel enquiry for Saturn Class. The children created posters to share all the interesting facts that they have found out, then they presented some of the information. Here is a link to the recordings of the presentations: (look out for the trick 'fact' in one video!  Or go to our 'video resources centre' to view! 

 

https://st-annes-infant-school.primarysite.media/playlist/saturn-class-brunel-videos

 

 

Look at we've achieved! Exploring, planning, designing, making, testing, then evaluating... we really are engineers!

Our budding engineers continue to tread in the footsteps of Isambard Kingdom Brunel today. After speaking with a local principal engineer- Jane Templeton- the children began exploring materials to find the best way to create a stable raised surface. It took a lot of trial and error, as well as teamwork! The skills we practiced and the understanding we gained, will really help as we make bridges to carry an egg over a tray of water tomorrow! We hope with our carefully thought out plans, we’ll be able to keep smashes and splashes to a minimum!

Worry Monsters- knowing that we all may be feeling a bit ‘wobbly’ on our return to school after the Easter break, Saturn explored the story of ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’ by Virginia Ironside. We learned how Jenny’s bag of worries grew bigger and bigger when she kept trying to hide it. When she talked about them, they all seemed to vanish! We then made our own special ‘Worry Monsters’- much more positive than those in the book- as a monster to tell our worries to. We even attached them to our new table places to reassure us on our first day back. Look out for them, they came home today! 🙂.

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