Making moon landers

This week we have had a challenge to make a moon lander to help two astronauts land safely on the moon.  We worked in teams to think carefully about how the astronauts would stay in the lander and how we would add shock absorbers to the bottom.  We then tested these to see if they worked.

This week we have been looking at the story of ‘Laika  the Astronaut’. We began our week by building a jigsaw picture and trying to deduce what our story would be about.  We then read our story and thought about how Laika the dog was feeling at different parts of the story.  We then made our own story maps and wrote our own versions of this story.

 

Maths Week

Last week it was Maths Week. We were learning all about how people use maths everyday in their work and jobs. Sammy came to visit us.  She is a doctor and she told use how she used maths everyday when calculating temperature, heart rate and how much medicine someone needs.  We practised being doctors and using different skills to do these things.

Then we thought about shops and businesses and how they use maths everyday.  We went shopping for new pets and investigated different combinations of coins to make the same amount.  We then set up our own businesses where we were making shapes. We could buy equipment from Mr Spink’s to make as many shapes as we could to see to miss Savage to try to make money.  We needed to think about money, measuring and shapes when we were doing this.

Neil Armstrong.

What a great start to our new topic! Today Neil Armstrong came to visit us. He told us all about the moon landing. We found out about how astronauts are trained, what they wear and what they eat. We also found out all about the solar system and the different planets in our solar system. It was great and we are really excited to find out more about this in the next few weeks.

Captain Cook’s Final Voyage!

This week Year 2 have been doing some drama around Captain Cook’s final voyage on the Endeavor. After receiving a message from the King we acted out how we would feel in the treterous weather surrounded by ice bergs and what eating walrus meat would taste like. We then made a conscience alley in our classroom and had a debate on the decisions of Captain Cook, if the crew should stay loyal or if they should go home. What do you think?

Habitats

This week we started learning about habitats. We thought about where different animals lived and why and sorted them into their habitats. We then investigated the hedgerow and log pile to see which animals lived there.

Captain Cook

This week we have started our new topic about explorers. We have been learning about Captain Cook and his first voyage.  We found out all about his life before becoming and explorer and acted out all the different things he did.

Curry making

This week in 2HS we have been learning how to make curry. We tasted different types and decided to make a tomato curry. We used skill such as chopping, grating, peeling and stirring to make our curry. There was only one thing left to do and that was taste it. It was delicious.

Art

During art this week we have been using Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ picture as inspiration.  We used this to help us draw an create our backgrounds. We then used dark coloured paper to create a silhouette of scenes from The a Christmas story. What do you think?