Ramadan and Eid 2019

Over the past few weeks in Y2, we have been learning about the festival of Eid and the period that comes before Eid which is called Ramadan.

Ramadan and Eid are very important to Muslims. Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is a time where Muslims fast, pray, reflect and spend time together as a community. This year, Ramadan took place between Sunday 5th May and Tuesday 4th June. To help us count down the days to Eid at school, Miss Varley found a countdown calendar which also helped us to learn some Arabic words.

Here are some of the Arabic words that we learnt from the calendar:

  • Hope = Amal
  • Prayer = Sala
  • Peace = Salam
  • Mosque = Masjid
  • Love = Hubun
  • Friend = Sadiq

In class, we wrote some non-chronological reports about Ramadan too. Take a look at some of our writing below.

To help us celebrate Eid in style, we held an Eid parent craft morning to help decorate our classrooms. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed getting stuck in with all of the crafts.

In the afternoon, we came together to FS and Y1 to have an Eid Party. There were lots of treats for us to try, decorations and music for us to dance to. Everyone really did have a marvellous time.

Wishing all of of Muslim friends and family a happy and prosperous Eid Mubarak!

Watch out for the Y2 trip letter to the Medina mosque on Wednesday 10th July. If any parent or career that would like to come and help out, you would be more than welcome to come and join us.

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Comic Relief 2019

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.

World Book Day 2019

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!

Y2’s Visit to Birley Moor Fire Station

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We are learning all about Safety at school this week. To help us to kick off this topic, we had a trip to the fire station on Birley Moor Road. We have been learning about firefighters as part of our Great Fire of London topic as well.

We took the tram from school and it was so exciting. We were thinking about all of the things that we might see at the fire station or the questions we could ask.

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When we arrived, we met Nic who had been a fire-fighter for 10 years. She asked us if we knew what a fire-fighter did. We found out that a fire-fighter didn’t just put out fires.

Did you know that firefighters:

  • Put fires out
  • Rescue animals if they are stuck
  • Help if people have been involved in road accidents
  • Put smoke alarms into people’s homes
  • Rescue people if they are drowning or are stuck in water
  • Help out in emergencies

Nic then showed us some of the equipment that she uses and needs to wear if she gets called out to an emergency.

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After that, Nic and her team took us on a tour around the fire station. We saw lots of fire engines and all of the tools that fire-fighters might need to use. Jim showed us where the emergency call comes through. Some of the tools that the fire-fighters have to use are really heavy – you need to be strong if you want to be a fire-fighter.

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Just before it was time to go back to school, we got a special treat. We were allowed to use the fire hose and squirt water, imagining that we were real-life fire-fighters putting out a fire.

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We had the best fun!

Thank you to everyone at Birley Moor Fire Station for making your visit amazing! Thank you to all of our parents and helpers who came with us on the trip too! Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to go.

Christmas 2018

Wow! What a busy December we have had at school…

It all started with a trip to the Pantomime to watch Treasure Island. This was a special treat from the charity Variety. We had a party, and we even got to see Father Christmas and got a present from him! Thank you for letting us be part of this special day!

Next it was time for our FS and KS1 Christmas Craft morning – we had over 50 adults come and join us and get into the Christmassy spirit! Thank you to all the parents and carers to came to spend some time with us!

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We had been praticising for a couple of weeks so that we could put on a Nativity Performance for our grown ups and friends. We had an amazing time – take a look at some of the fantastic comments we recieved!

We had been busy working like little elves creating snowman puppets, Christmas cards and calendars. Take a look below… can you spot yours?

Finally it was time for our Christmas Party – we even managed to have a special visitor!

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We hope that everyone has had a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to what the New Year has in store for us!

Project Homework – Summer 1 2018

At Prince Edward, we have changed the way that we complete homework.

This half term we have been learning all about Florence Nightingale and homework this half term was to create something that reflected the learning that the children had taken part in.

Here are some of Pearl class’ entries…

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This superstar visited the library with her mum to learn more about Florence Nightingale!

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What a fantastic effort – you really were able to bring your learning to life.

We are looking forward to seeing what next half term brings…

Sports Relief 2018

In addition to our trip to the English Institute of Sport for the Y2 Sports Day, it was also Sports Relief Week so this is how we celebrated as a school.

We had a non-uniform day where we could wear our own sports clothes to help raise some money.

In the afternoon, we had a staff vs children netball match. We sat on the grass on the outside of the MUGA pitch to cheer everyone on.

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We had a marvellous time and raised £180 for Sports Relief. Thank you to all of our parents and carers for helping us to raise this money to help others less fortunate than ourselves.