We have had a great first week back in Year 2!
On Monday, we began our new topic, ‘The Scented Garden’ with a walk around our surrounding environment to look at it’s human and physical features – in particular, the plants that are growing. We were able to identify lots, including – wild garlic, daisies, buttercups, dandelions, clover, bluebells, grape hyacinths, ivy, goosegrass and hawthorn. We also considered ways in which we can help to look after our local environment, including litter picking. We kept an eye out for litter which was collected safely by our adults.
When we arrived back at school, we created our own maps to show our route, including a key which incorporated some of the plants that we had identified.
Later in the week, we began to learn about what plants need to grow and stay healthy. We then planted our very own sweet pea seeds which we have left on our classroom windowsill – we can’t wait to watch them grow!
Next, we moved on to discuss the various uses of herbs before using a classification key to identify various examples. We needed to use our sense of touch, smell and sight to do this. Which herb smelt the strongest? Which had smooth leaves? Which had narrow or needle-like leaves? Ask us to find out!
We can’t wait to continue this exciting topic next week! Have a brilliant weekend everyone.