Welcome to Year 2
This half term we are continuing our topic 'Explorers' where we will learn all about famous explorers including Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. This will help to develop our understanding of the world and people in the past.
In science we will be learning all about plants. We will consider what helps a plant to grow well and name the parts of a flowering plant.
In R.E. we will be learning all about the Easter story and why it is significant to Christians.
We are continuing to develop our use of Accelerated Reader. The children are enthused by the scheme and are keen to read and take the quizzes. It is really important that your child reads at home each evening and you sign their reading log. Your child will gain points for reading at home and it really does make a difference with the results they gain from the quiz.
P.E. will take place on Monday and Friday for our class so make sure kit is in school at all times. Can we remind you that if your child has their ears pierced and they cannot take their studs out they must bring tape to cover them for P.E. lessons.
Homework will be given out each Wednesday and needs to be back in school by the following Monday. It will consist of spellings and a maths task.
Here's to a great half term!
Sports Week fun!
What a week of sport in Key Stage One. The children gave everything a go with great perseverance and belief. the activities included circuits, Moky, football, races and lots of work with year 6. Take a look at some of the pictures below.
All Stars Cricket
Key Stage One had a wonderful morning with Peter from All Stars Cricket. The morning started with an assembly to introduce what happened at each session followed by some taster activities out on the playground. The children had a great time. Check out some photographs below.
Enterprise Students helping us with our learning
On Wednesday 30th January some pupils from William Howard came work with us. The year 9 students have been supported by Barry Ridley, from The Cumberland Building Society, in their Enterprise lessons to come up with games that will help younger children understand how much it costs to own a range of pets. The children enjoyed playing all of the games and were able to explain some of the things they had learnt. The visit was supported by Nicky from Oak Tree Animal Charity who discussed the animals they have at the sanctuary in Wetheral and the different things they do. We look forward to doing further work with the students in the future.
How many birds can we see?
On Monday 28th January we joined in the RSPB's Big Bird Watch event. We had a lovely walk along the ridge and to the moat. It was a cold, crisp day. The sky was clear and we could see for miles when we were on the top of the moat. Unfortunately, the cold weather kept many birds away but we did see some robins, blackbirds, sparrows and crows. We were also lucky enough to catch three grey squirrels having lots of fun running up, down and jumping across the trees. They provided us with great amusement.
We completed our walk with hot chocolate and marshmallows in the outdoor classroom. Mrs Shovlin's idea, a wonderful treat!
Walby Farm Park Christmas Extravaganza
We had a wonderful time at Walby Farm park for their Christmas extravaganza. We took part in a live nativity, made reindeer food, went inside a snow globe, met SANTA, played in the snow and graduated from the elf academy... that was all before lunchtime! After lunch we had great fun in the play barn. Once again the children were exceptional, a lady with a little boy stopped me to comment that the children were so well mannered and kind to her little boy. Thank you for your support with this trip, these moments make memories!
Merry Christmas from the KS1 team
We had a wonderful time at The Museum of Military Life. Take a look at our photographs.