Today we celebrated Comic Relief in school. Everyone came to school either wore the colour red, had a red nose or wore a special Comic Relief tshirt on. Don’t we all look fab!
This year, we didn’t ask for money donations but we asked our parents and carers to donate food to be sent to the local food bank. We’ve had an overwhelming response and we would like to say a big thank you to all of our parents and carers for donating so generously. The local food bank will be really grateful for all of our donations.
If you would like more information about the local food bank, click here to be taken to the website.
Click here if you would like more information about Comic Relief and learn about about the work that they do.
Over the last two weeks at school, we have been looking at Fairtrade and how it affects others. This links to the 17 Global Goals that we look at throughout the year at school.
Do you know what Fairtrade is? Do you buy any Fairtrade products?
We started off by looking at the symbol in the classroom and tried to remember if we had seen it on any products that we use at home or at school.
Have you seen this symbol before?
Then we looked at what Fairtrade actually means.
Trade between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers.
We learnt that farmers who produce food in other countries such as Africa for us to eat across the world is given a fair price for the ropes that they grow. Some farmers struggle to feed their families, buy medicine for their families when they are ill or can’t even send their children to school.
This made us feel very sad that everyone doesn’t have the same opportunities as we do and aren’t as lucky as we are.
We wanted to help support the farmers that produce Fairtrade products so we used the iPads to research what products we could buy that were Fairtrade.
These were tea, coffee, cotton, coconuts, fruit like bananas and oranges, sugar and chocolate. Next you go shopping – see if you can spot the Fairtrade symbol on any of the products you buy.
As a special treat, Miss Varley threw us a Fairtrade Tea Party and it was brilliant! We drank Fairtrade tea and ate Fairtrade chocolate biscuits, Fairtrade dried pineapple and dried mango and Fairtrade bananas.
This week we celebrated World Book Day across school. Lots of children, and teachers too, got dressed up as their favourite characters and came to school for a day of reading and fun!
A big thank you to all of our parents and carers for putting in so much effort into everyone’s costumes! Everyone looked amazing!
We had to decorate our classroom door as our favourite book. At the minute, Pearl Class love reading stories by Roald Dahl so we decided to decorate our door with the first Roald Dahl story we read which was the Enormous Crocodile.
Everyone helped out with making our door entry and we had lots of fun creating the crocodile. We have also read other stories by Roald Dahl. They are The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me; The Twits and we are currently reading George’s Marvellous Medicine.
Do you have any recommendations for us about which story to read next?
Drop us a comment at the end of our post if you’d like to help us choose our next class story.
Next we had a walk around school to see everyone else’s doors and see which story they choose to decorate their door with. We were so impressed with everyone’s efforts – Well done everyone!
Which door is your favourite?
Next week, everyone will receive a £1 book token that they can spend on a special World Book Day book or use it towards a book when the Book Fair comes to school soon!
This week, some of Y2 were invited to an athletics event run by some students from SHU at Ponds Forge. We set off on the tram and couldn’t wait to get started. Lots of other local schools had been invited too! Once everyone has arrived, we made a start.
We completed lots of different events to practise our skills. We even had a go at some brand new activities too! Javelin was definitely one of our favourite activities of the morning.
At the end of the morning, we found out who had taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
We were so pleased to hear that Prince Edward had come into 2nd place! We are very proud of ourselves and we can’t wait for the next invitation to join in with more sporting activities.
This half term, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. To finish off our learning about the Great Fire of London, we used TASC to put all of our learning to good use.
In TASC, there are 8 different steps we have to follow.
The first step is to think about what we already know. We have learnt that:
- The fire started in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane.
- It started on Sunday 2nd September 1666 and it lasted for 5 days.
- The fire spread across London quickly because the houses were made of wood, they were very close together and there was a strong wind pushing the fire on.
- Samuel Pepys write a diary at the time. He was an eyewitness and his diary is very important to us now.
- Over 13,200 houses and 80 churches including St. Paul’s Cathedral were destroyed in the fire.
- Only 6 people died in the fire.
- St. Paul’s Cathedral was rebuilt after the fire and the houses were made from stone rather than wood.
The second step is to identify at the task:
Make an artefact that would have been around in 1666.
The third step is to think about all of the different ideas we could make linked to the task.
The fourth step is to decide what we wanted to make as our artefact. This gave us the chance to do whatever we wanted to make.
The fifth step has got to be our favourite step: LET’S MAKE IT! These are some of our finished projects.
The sixth step is to evaluate the projects we had completed. We worked together to give each other two stars and a wish.
The seventh step is to communicate and show all of our hard work to someone else. We invited Ruby class into our classroom so that we could showcase our projects. They invited us into their classroom too so we could see what they had been busy making too!
The eighth and final step is to think about what we have learnt over the week. We have had a lot of fun being able to put our creative skills to good use and it has been fun working with different friends to create our projects. We can’t wait for the next time we complete TASC! Miss Varley has even said that we can burn our houses after half term, just like the real Great Fire of London.
As everyone had worked so hard, we sat down at the end of the week and ate the delicious bread that had been made – this was definitely our highlight of the entire week! Yum!
Here are our Mathematicians of the Week from Spring 1.
Everyone is continuing to make some much progress in their maths ability and confidence is growing every single day.
Will the next Mathematician of the Week be you?