Miss French came down with a special surprise for some of us. Anyone who had 100% attendance for the Autumn Term was given a certificate and could choose a prize from the trolley. There were 17 of us in total who all got a certificate and a prize. Well done to everyone! Will you win for the Spring Term?
Today we held our Christmas Nativity performance. It was a little unusual as our adults couldn’t come into school to watch us so instead we held it over Zoom for our adults to see us.
We practised for weeks to learn the songs, the actions and our speaking parts. We have loved putting on the performances for our adults to see and we hope you enjoyed it too.
Miss French sent us this email with a lovely comment about our performance. She said, ‘Good morning Pearl class. I have just watched your Christmas performance and I LOVED it! You sang your hearts out, I loved the actions and your speaking parts were lovely and clear. You all looked like real professionals and I now am feeling very Christmassy. Well done to everyone!’
A brilliant well done to our Green and Gold Readers for this half term. These children have handed in their reading record every week during the half term.
Reading is so important and should be done for at least 10 minutes every day. Any tips or advice, please see Miss Varley.
Remember reading records need to be handed in every Tuesday to Miss Varley.
- 3-4 reads per week will get you a sticker
- 5+ reads per week will get you a gold star sticker
Will you be a green or a gold reader for Spring 1 2020?
We have had some amazing pieces of homework handed in this half term linked with our topic of Health and Humans.
A massive thank you to all of our parents and carers for helping their children complete some impressive art work.
Remember to click on the tab on the home page to find links to half termly homework and spellings.
This half term, we rolled up our sleeves and made some yummy treats for the Macmillan Coffee Morning. School raised over £400 in total so a massive thank you to all of our parents and carers who kindly donated money towards this cause.
Last week, it was our turn for the Y2 Class Assembly.
We told our audience lots about what we had been learning about in class, including Ramadan and Eid, the artist Kandinsky and our residential trip to Whirlow Hall Farm.
We would like to say thank you to all of our parents and carers who took the time to come and watch us. We really appreciate it!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.