Global Citizenship – Water Update

Back in the Spring term, we were learning about Global Citizenship across school and in Y2, we were learning about water.

Some of the children decided that they wanted to write letters to David Cameron, the Prime Minister and our local MPs to highlight the issue that not everyone in the world has access to clean water – and this was something that we really disagreed with.

Well…we have had a few responses to our letters.

The first letter came from 10 Downing Street.

image3.JPGMiss Varley was so excited to see the envelope had the 10 Downing Street logo on it.

The next letter came from the Department for International Development.

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Finally, the last letter came from our Sheffield MP Louise Haigh and directly from the Houses of Commons. Miss Varley got very excited again!

As well as a thank you letter to the class, each child who sent a letter for a personal thank you letter from Louise. We are so excited!

We are so glad that the Government has listened to us.

We are already working on our next project!

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Life Cycles

This half term, we are learning all about life cycles in Science. We already know about the human life cycle and about the life cycle of a seed to a sunflower so we decided to learn the life cycles of some other animals.

We were very surprised when Miss Varley brought not one but two surprises in our classroom this week.

First we got some caterpillars after learning about how they transform into butterflies.

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They may look tiny now but just wait a few weeks. We bet they don’t stay like that for long!

Our second surprise was this:

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EGGS!!!!!!!

Miss Varley won’t tell us what kind of eggs these are but we know they definitely came from a farm. What kind of eggs do you think they are? Why don’t you comment below to let us know. We can’t wait until they have hatched!

Our suggestions so far include a chick, a duckling and a gosling. What do you think?

What you could do at home:

  • Talk to your child about what a life cycle is.
  • Match the names of adult animals to their babies.
  • Visit a farm or zoo to see animals and their babies.

Superhero Adventures

Miss Varley was very excited to recieve a very special parcel today. It was our superhero adventure stories that have been published by Young Writers.

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We needed to make sure that we thought of a new superhero character that had a massive dilemma. We remembered to make sure our stories had a beginning, middle and end. We tried to use expanded noun phrases and lots of different punctuation in our stories too!

Anyone who has ordered a copy can collect their book from Miss Varley. If not, you can look at the class copy in the book corner.

Miss Varley is very proud as so many stories have been published. Well done Pearl class!

Happy Reading!