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.


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.


Feeling Festive!

This week we have been getting into the Christmas spirit by doing lots of different Christmas activities such as making snowflakes and Christmas cards.

We also made a Christingle each after learning about each part that makes a Christingle and what Christingle means.

Lastly we had Christmas party with lots of games, dancing and party food!

We hope you have a lovely Christmas break. See you in the New Year!

What a busy week!

In between performing our Nativity for our parents we managed to find time to continue with our Kolkata topic work. This is a very exciting part of our learning as it involves food!

We looked at the traditional foods they have in India and tasted different curries before scoring them on taste, smell, texture and looks. We then voted and decided on which one we liked the most.

After understanding the different tastes, textures and looks of curries we planned our own healthy vegetable tomato curry. We thought about our ingredients, equipment and method.

We then practiced the different skills we needed to make a curry including grating, chopping and peeling. We practiced these using carrots.

It was then time to cook! We remembered to wash our hands and all of the rules in order for us to stay safe when cooking.



Are we nearly there yet!?

2HL have been looking at the Christmas story and work around advent.

We began by reenacting the long, hot journey Mary and Joseph took from Nazareth to Bethlehem through drama and freeze frames.

We then hot seated Mary after thinking of some question we would like to ask to her to understand the journey some more.

We then thought about Mary and Josephs feelings on the journey and recorded these before writing our own diary entry as Mary or Joseph. Take a look at Mohamad’s and Tilly’s below.

Lastly, we finished the week off by thinking about our hopes for this advent linking to our value.  We came up with some great ideas (aside from presents) including giving to charities, making Christmas cards for those less fortunate and donating to food banks.

What are your hopes for this Advent?


This week 2HL have enjoyed continuing our rugby sessions with John from Leeds Rhinos. We have been learning lots of different skills and sportsmanship. Take a look at some of this learning below.