Science Week

This week 2HL have enjoyed celebrating Science week through lots of different science activities and learning. We started the week by planning and writing an investigation to see what nocturnal animals come into school at night. We set out a trap and our results showed marks at each end with a smaller piece of bread than what we had laid out. This told us that possibly a larger animal tried to get into the trap but couldn’t go through. Therefore, we came  to the conclusion that a bigger trap will need to be left out with the bread in the middle so that the animal has to walk further through the trap to collect accurate footprints.

Interestingly, we weighed different bird eggs and recorded these to find what bird the egg could belong to. We done this by using information about a quail, hen, duck and ostrich. We found that an ostrich is the biggest bird in the world and its egg weighed the heaviest.

Lastly, we investigated different animal footprints and used descriptions to match them to the correct animal. What an exciting week of science we have had! Take a look at Dhillon’s, Harry’s, Tilly’s, Sahra’s, Ezra’s and Shi Ying’s learning in their books below.

World Book Day Night

On Thursday the 7th March it was World Book Day and Year 2 were invited back to school for a World Book Day Night! The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in lots of book related activities including den building where they got to read their favourite story inside, creating their own book characters, finding book characters around school in a scavenger hunt and even a book quiz!

We ended the evening with a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit whilst listening to a story.

What an exciting evening we had!

 

Testing Habitats in Science

In Science we tested which habitat worms preferred by giving them a choice between dark or light, damp or dry, bright or dull and sandy or not sandy. We put 5 worms in our choice chamber and gave them 5 minutes to decide.

We wrote up the method, prediction and results for our test in our books. Take a look at Dhillon’s, Matilda’s and Harry’s below.

 

A visit from Neil Armstrong!

To launch (literally) our new topic Neil Armstrong we had a special visitor come in and tell us all about his first trip to the moon. We learnt all about the planets in the Solar System, what it takes to become an astronaut and what it was like for Neil Armstrong to walk on the moon.

We can’t wait to find out more about Neil Armstrong and his achievement.

Habitats..

In Science we have been learning all about what a habitat is and the different habitats there are. We started by identifying the names of different habitats and the animals that live there on the interactive whiteboard.

Then we took our learning outdoors to explore the different habitats we have in our school grounds. We took note of the animals spotted living there to record in our books.

What different habitats can you find outside of school? What animals live there?

Do you know who discovered the Banksia Plant?

This week 2HL have been continuing their learning about Captain Cook’s voyage. We discovered he took a botanist, Joseph Banks, who studied plants on his journey. He found a plant and named it after himself called the Banksia Plant.

In Art we drew a first draft of the Banksia plant and then gave constructive feedback to our partners stating what we like and what they could improve on. We the took our feedback on board and tried to improve our drawings in a second draft.

What tough tortoises we are! 

 

Land Ahoy!

This week 2HL have been learning all about our new topic Captain Cook. It began by recieving a very important letter and a map! It contained Captain Cooks secret mission he was given by the King.  We discovered who Captain James Cook was though drama looking at his early life before becoming an explorer. Then we read about his journey up until he discovered New Zealand and wrote a diary entry about meeting the maori warriors.

We cant wait to see what happens next in his journey to find Terra Australis.