making and stopping sound

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In Science we have been looking at how sound is made and stopped. We hit the drum to make vibrations. When we put our hand on the drum the vibration stopped and so did the drum. The harder we hit the drum the bigger the vibration and therefore sound. To make a quiet sound we taped the drum gently.

When we held the triangle by the metal we did not get a good sound because the triangle could not vibrate properly. When we held it by the string the sound was much clearer.

Carnival of the animals- Aquarium

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After listening to the carnival of the animals Year 2 made this animation for the aquarium. It was difficult to only move the fish one tiny movement at a time. Jake also kept bumping the paper which made the whole aquarium move!!  With the help of Mr Magnall eventually they got it right. I think you will agree it is fantastic!

Hedgehog writing

We have had some fantastic writing this week, both in our lessons on non chronological reports and in our big write. Well done Year 2!

Here are some examples from our stories:

Bobbie- ” Aaaah,” they cried. Max was shaking with fear. He froze for a moment then he started to think. Max said to Ila ” I’m going to solve this problem!”

Tayyeb- Max fell into a drain. ” Oh no!” Max cried. Immediately he curled up into a ball for safety. When his falling was over, he was in the middle of a wide stinky sewer. There were lots of spiders and other creepy insects crawling around him.

Ruby- He went hunting but first he got the other animals and instead of food he went searching for his parents. Amazingly he found his mum and she had a big pile of food for him.

Leon- Max could not find his way back. He decided to dig a hole because he’s a hedgehog. He did not know where to go next. Max said he would go left. Next he went right next he went down.  After that he went up as high as he could.

Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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Year 2 had a lovely day out today at the Yorkshire wildlife park. We saw lions, leopards and tigers to name a few.The lions had just been fed so we saw them munching their meaty bones. The leopard glided down the tree and came to sniff us. The tigers were a little more laid back but they sat up so we could get a good look at them.

We even got to touch a snake and play in the enclosure with lemurs, emus and wallabies!

I am sure we would all recommend the trip to anyone who wants a fun day out!

 

 

Year 2 assembly

Another assembly, another flurry of snow outside and loads of parents! Year 2’s assembly was obviously very popular. Mr Spink and Mrs Linsley classes put on a great performance.

Today’s assembly was a sad occasion because it was the last visit by Rev Nigel Beer who is moving up to Carlisle. He has been a governor and a great supporter of the school for so many years dating back to the previous school. He was presented with a fantastic cake and loads and loads of cards, some plants and a few bottles of wine as well! Mr Moore also put together some videos for Nigel to remember the school by. Nigel then received a deafening BRAVO from the school.

A list of pirate names introduced us to the theme that Year 2 have been looking at over the last week. One of the things that the classes have made were scary pirate flags designed to frighten people into giving up their treasure. We were then shown the fantastic class treasure map – but not long enough for us to spot where the treasure is!

Pirates speak funny words like “ahoy”, “avast”, “booty”, “landlubbers” – we were given a translation to these strange words.

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The two classes have been finding out about two pirate captains – Blackbeard and Henry Morgan. We looked at the appearance of Blackbeard who apparently used to set his beard on fire to scare his enemies. He had a huge scar on his face from a fight, he carried six pistols for his own protection, he was a terrifying man! Blackbeard was one of the most famous pirates on the seven seas and in a very few years captured many ships. He was a ruthless man who often shot his own men to show that he was the boss. In 1780 Blackbeard was captured and beheaded, his head was put on a mast as a warning to other people. Fortunately, Oliver, who had been dressed up as Blackbeard wasn’t beheaded or have his beard set on fire!

We then heard about Henry Morgan, another pirate captain who became very rich attacking Spanish towns and ships. Unfortunately one of his ships blew up and he was marooned on a rock at sea. He was rescued and built up a big fleet of pirate ships that he used to attack Spain. Eventually he was arrested by England but he was later released. He retired to Jamaica where he enjoyed a life of leisure.

Everyone then voted as to who was the most fearsome pirate of them all – it looks like the audience thought it was Blackbeard but it was declared a draw!

Year 2 then sang a pirate song about jumping aboard a pirate ship and drinking rum to warm our tums!

After the worst pirate joke ever (aaaargh!!!) Mr Spink asked everyone what they had learnt. Year 2 did a fantastic job of teaching us about pirates. To finish everyone joined in with singing the pirate song again.

 

Pirate day!

On Monday the 25th March, Year 2 had a pirate day and it was fun. We got to stitch puppets and the needle went through my skin! Some people wore pirate clothes and they brought parrots and swords. Kady

On Monday the 25th March, Year 2 had a pirate day and it was fun! We got to make pirate puppits it was good. Amazingly Mr Spink dressed up silly and looked good. Sian

On Monday the 25th March, Mr Spink’s and Miss Linsley’s class had a pirate day. It was super duper fun! It was fun because we did great activities and Mr Spink looked funny as a pirate. Hanna

On Monday it was pirate day because we were learning about them. It was only year 2 that took part. It was super duper fun. Amazingly we did great activities. I was dressed in pirate clothes but Mrs Field looked coolest because she wore pirate clothes. Hannah

On Monday 25th March Year 2 had a pirate day. It was very fun because we got to wear pirate clothes and make pirate puppets. We got to make a report about Blackbeard becuase we are learning about pirates. We will tell you about it in our assembly. Priya