Year 2 Project - Scented Garden
Let's tiptoe through the tulips together and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the garden.
During this project the children will leanr how to look after plants, ask experts questions and appreciate the flowers. They will write an information book about plants, follow instructions, enjoy the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and write stories of their own. Discovering their green fingers will be fun when they plant and tend a pizza garden of herbs. They will also learn about the different parts of a plant and create their own 'planting and growing' action rhyme. Their senses will help them describe and sort a range of smells and they will make beautifully scented products. The class will look closely at a wide variety of plants, create detailed, observational drawings and press real flowers to use in collages.
At the end of the project the class will become plant experts! They will create a presentation about plants, share information books that they have made and design a fantasy garden.
Help your child prepare for their project
Gardens are so special and are an excellent place to visit together. Why not take close-up photographs of flowers and use a plant identification app or spotting guide to find the name of each plant? You could also buy some wild flower seeds and watch them grow. Alternatively, bake recipes containing fragrant herbs and spices! Cheese and chive scones, cinnamon biscuits and lavender cake are all delicious!
Innovate Challenge - Make a fragranced gift
Geography - Plants in the local environment; Plants of the world
Computing - Presenting information
Design and Technology - Making fragrant products
Art and Design - Observational drawing; Sculpture; Flower-pressing
Science - Plants
Science Investigations - What's on your wellies?; Can seeds grow anywhere?; How does grass grow?
In Year 2 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday (Indoor) and Wednesday (Outdoor) every week.
Reading quizzes are completed in school first thing every morning. Please sign your child's reading record to confirm that they have finished reading their book and that they are ready to take the quiz.
This week we will be:
'Adventures are the pits'
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Reading records & books must be brought to school every day. Please ensure that children are reading to an adult for at least 10 minutes every day at home.
This week's homework is: