Before the holidays, it was Healthy Living Week at school and the whole school got involved.
We thought about what that meant to us in Y2. We think that healthy living is being fit and doing lots of exercise, drinking lots of water, keeping ourselves clean and having a healthy balanced diet.
The first thing we looked at was how to get our hearts pumping.
We looked at the question: Does exercise affect our heart rate?
We found that the more exercise that we did, the faster our hearts were beating.
Next we looked at the different ways we know to keep ourselves clean.
We can wash our hands after going to the toilet and before we eat, we can brush our teeth twice a day, we can make sure that we wear clean clothes, we can put our hands over our mouths when we sneeze and put dirty tissues in the bin and we can have a bath or a shower to keep our bodies clean. We can’t see germs or bacteria but we know that they are there.
Some of us played a game called ‘Glitter Bugs’. We imagined that the red glitter were germs and we had to use soap to wash them off. It was tricky because the glitter got everywhere and it made us really try hard to wash all of the glitter off carefully.
Then we looked at how to have a healthy lunchbox. Click here to play the game that we have been using in class to design your own healthy lunchbox.
Finally we finished off the week with a visit from a nurse. She was called Dawn and she spoke to us about what it meant to be healthy and how to have a healthy and balanced diet.
You might remember that a few weeks about we visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see some of Henry Moore’s sculptures up close to have a go at sketching them.
Click here to see that post.
Can you remember the visit? Which was your favourite sculpture? What did we do whilst we were at the Sculpture Park? How did we get there?
Back in class, we decided that we wanted to make our our sculptures, inspired by those we have seen created by Henry Moore.
First we made pipe cleaner figures to make sure that we had sizes and shapes of our body parts in proportion and then sketched them onto paper before we got a little messy with the clay.
Next was the fun and messy part! We each had a block of clay that we turned into a human sculpture.
Here are some of the techniques we used…
bend, roll, stretch, twist, fix, rub, smooth, press, attach
We think that our sculptures look amazing and very life like! What do you think?
This year we celebrated Wear it Wild Day again in association with WWF. We raised money to help endangered animals all across the globe. We came to school dressed as our favourite wild animals.
Some of us didn’t know what endangered meant so we used the WWF website to help us and we learnt about some animals.
Endangered means when a species of animal is at serious risk of being made extinct.
Did you know that these animals were endangered?
- Giant Panda
- Borneo Orang-utan
- Emperor Penguin
- Black Rhinoceros
- Polar Bear
- Snow Leopard
We also linked this to the work that we continue throughout school linked to the 17 Global Goals. Click here to read our post about The World’s Largest Lesson and a little bit more on what the Global Goals are. We learnt that the work we have done link to the Global Goals 14 and 15.
We researched using fact sheets about these endangered animals to help us to learn more and then create posters to make people aware of the dangers these animals face.
Akram – We need to look after these animals before they are gone forever.
Alfie – We don’t want them to go the same way as the dinosaurs!
Oliver – Animals find it difficult in nature to survive if they haven’t got enough food or water or shelter.
Dannilou – Our money will help lots of animals forever!
Thank you to all of the parents and carers who donated money to this worthy cause. The children in Pearl class loved coming to school dressed as their favourite animal.
This week, KS1 held a bake sale for FS and KS1 to continue to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Click here to see what we did on our first fundraising event.
Y2 decided that they wanted to make chocolate crispy buns.
We worked together as a team to follow a recipe, help each other out and make the tastiest chocolate crispy buns ever!
They tasted yummy!
A massive thank you to all of the parents and carers in FS and KS1 who helped to make the Bake Sale such a success with their kind donations. We made a grand total of £88.00. This money will be added to the previous money raised for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
We are so lucky to have the second Y2 winner of the Pride of Prince Edward in Pearl class. Look at how smiley he is!
Here is why he won the award:
You are such a deserving winner for this award. You are a kind and polite little boy, you try hard with all the activities you complete and you wow the adults in Pearl class with your super attitude to learning. Fantastic effort, well done!
This year, we are helping to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and we have lots of events planned throughout the year to help us to raise the most money possible. This money will go and support poorly children and their families to help give them a better quality of life whilst they are in hospital.
Click here to find out more about The Children’s Hospital Charity.
Friday 6th October 2017 was our first fundraising event and we had a non-uniform day. Everyone came to school dressed in their brightest and boldest colours. By the end of Friday, school had raised an amazing £215. Thank you to all of our parents and carers for supporting such a worthwhile cause.
Keep your eyes peeled for letters coming home soon about more fundraising events and how you can support them.
We are so proud of the first person in Pearl class to achieve the Pride of Prince Edward award this year.
This is why you have won this award:
Miss Varley wrote: I am so pleased to have you in my class. I couldn’t imagine my classroom without him. He always tries so hard with everything that he does, always has a smile on his face and is someone who never gives up no matter how tricky he may find it.
Will you be the next person to win it?