This week Year 2 have been busy with all things science. We started by recreating one of the science tricks Mr Spink showed us in his assembly. We felt like Harry Potter moving a straw without touching it.
Next we had a delivery of strange unknown insects. We had to use choice chambers to find out about what there habitat was like so we could return then home.
We used the book Dear Greenpeace as a hook to think more about habitats. Could a Whale really live in a pond? We used our knowledge to explain why this was not possible.
We took the owl and the pussy cat we have been doing to create a more realistic food chain for an owl than one simply including honey!
We even took part in a big school science quiz. Well done to the winners.
Finally we looked at different insects to see how they were adapted to their environment.
Could you please write a 100 word story together. Perhaps taking it in turns to write a sentence each.
Today we learnt about Indian grey mongooses who live alone near to farms. They often eat chickens and eggs much to the farmers annoyance.
We made omlettes for us to eat then wrote a set of instructions for scorpion omlette- much more suitable for Sunny’s tastes!
In our first week working with Mrs Johnston we have been busy. We learnt about banded mongooses who move house every few days. We decided being a meerkat was much easier.
Year 2 watched the La Luna film. There is a part in it were the boy needs to decide on which broom to use to sweep the moon. We looked at different brooms and their features then designed a sales pitch to try to sell these to the boy, dragons den style. Mrs Stott then judged each pitch.
We designed lunar landers to soften the impact when landing on the moon. We designed and tested different shock absorbers before deciding on our final design. We had to drop them from waist hight and hope the two astronauts (maltesers) did not fall out. Some shock absorbers were almost too good and acted like springs shooting our astronauts up and out into the air!
Key Stage 1 loved listening to Saviour’s tales of life, writing and hearing his stories. What an entertaining man!
Thank you to all the parents who turned up to our class assembly. Here are some of our rehearsal pictures. We loved working towards to show and it was amazing that 30+ people turned up to support us. It really did make it a special occasion.
Please leave comments to let us know what you thought and also what you learnt about Captain Cook!
Thank you to Stella’s mum for sending a lovely photo of Benjamin Bretten’s Storm dance in action!
Lexi, Zain and Ellis have created Augmented Reality worlds to show Captain Cook’s first voyage:
We have been looking at the travels of Captain James Cook. Here are some of the animals that he might have seen in New Zealand.