For the Spring Term Year 2/3 have been casting spells and making potions with Winnie the Witch. Abracadabra! The children have enjoyed measuring ghastly ingredients (using intervals of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s) to mix up potions from Winnie’s spell book and then written their own spells as instructions and poetry. They visited the Lyceum theatre to see ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ which really inspired the budding young readers and writers. In the REAL project Y2/3 were presented with the problem, Winnie had lost her hat. They then had to research, design and make a new hat for Winnie sewing their design with felt. Winnie now has a wardrobe full or wonderful hats to choose from.
After the half term Year 2/3 continued learning with Winnie. They created life like artwork to represent Wilbur the cat using pencil, watercolour and clay. For their science project they investigated electricity, making circuits with light bulbs and switches which they used to light up the eyes of Wilbur. Year 2/3 have also become master bakers. They researched popular biscuit flavours before baking magic wand biscuits. The biscuits were sold making a good profit which will be re-invested into the learning projects for the summer term.