Also, thank you to all those who attended the meetings yesterday. We hope you found them informative.
Love your Planet
On St Valentine’s Day we thought about the love we have for our planet and how important this is. We learnt about different ways to take care of our planet, make eco-bricks out of recycled plastic we have collected, memorised a poem about how we can help the planet and came up with a pledge to make our school more environmentally friendly by collecting litter, reusing and recycling.
Science – Animals including Humans
In Science, we have been learning about how humans change and grow over time. We also learnt how to keep healthy with a good diet and exercise. We tested exercises and thought about which ones were our favourite and which ones were the hardest for us.
It is Science Week next week. We have already begun building nests and will continue to learn about birds next week with an exciting visit from some owls on Monday morning. We are also looking forward to watching our eggs hatch over the coming weeks. Children will need to bring a packed lunched to Rye Meads on Wednesday and wear their wellies. We’re looking forward to getting to opportunity to spot lots of birds and other animals.
On Tuesday, we went to Forest School and did pancake races and made pancakes on the campfire. We know the children were looking forward to eating some at home too!
Feeling Good Week
Before half term, Key Stage 1 did a ‘feel good’ wake and shake every morning and took part in some meditation with lavender eye pillows. We spoke about ‘acts of kindness’ and saying what we like about each other to make each other feel good.
World Book Day
The children’s costumes today all look amazing! They have had a great day reviewing books, sharing stories and some children have borrowed books from stalls run by our Reading Gladiators. Please ensure these are looked after and returned in two weeks’ time.
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele.
Only a week to go until the big day! The children are very excited and we can’t believe that this term is nearly over.
We’re sure that you’ll agree that the Christmas Nativity Concert was fantastic and the children all did amazingly to learn their lines and all of the lyrics to the songs.
The children really enjoyed the pantomime today and were a great audience. They really got involved and had a lot of fun!
Wednesday 19th December
The children may wear their Christmas jumper. It is also Christmas dinner day. Please don’t forget to join us at the Christmas Fair after school too.
End of term
Christingle service will be held at school on Friday morning. Christingle packs can be purchased from the school office or will be sold at the Christmas Fair. Your child should bring this in with them to school on Friday morning.
We finish for the end of term at 1.30pm on Friday 21st December.
Thank you all so much for your support this term. We hope that you all have a lovely break with your families and we look forward to welcoming the children back in 2019!
Mrs Plester, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Langston and Mrs Pryde
We have had a busy but very enjoyable first half term in Year 2. It has flown by so fast but the children have wowed us with their enthusiasm and fantastic attitude to their learning both at home and at school. Thank you for your support with this.
Thank you for coming to visit us in Pudding Lane this morning. I think you will agree that the children did a fantastic job of being leaders and discussing the question ‘Who was to blame for the Great Fire of London?’
We hope you all have a fantastic half term with your children and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 5th November.
The Year 2 Team 🙂
We hope that the children have enjoyed their first couple of weeks back as much as we have! We are quickly getting to know the children and have been impressed by their attitude towards their learning.
This term our topic is The Great Fire of London! We will be learning different facts, writing diaries, looking at maps and developing lots of our historical enquiry skills to help us to answer ‘Who was to blame for The Great Fire of London?’
We are looking forward to the History off the Page Day and our ‘living museum’. We can’t wait to see the children (and staff!) dressed up for the day.
We will be going to Forest School on a Tuesday so please make sure all children have named wellies in school.
We will have PE on a Thursday. Please ensure all kit and bags are labelled with names and that the children have spare socks too.
We will shortly be putting up a signup sheet for class helpers on our notice board, please sign up here if you would like to help in class. Thank you for your kind offers of help so far – we really appreciate it!
We will also be sending home Rainbow Words with a letter reminding / explaining how these work. Please practise these at home with your child.
Thank you for your support,
The Year 2 Team:
Mrs Plester & Mrs Langston – Seal Class
Mrs Thompson & Mrs Pryde – Penguin Class