Pride of Prince Edward

  • So far this year, we’ve had not one but two superstars receiving the Pride of Prince Edward award. We couldn’t be more proud of you both! Well done… who will be the next member of Pearl Class to win?

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    Y2’s Visit to Birley Moor Fire Station


    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.

    Explore Learning Workshop

    We had a visit from Emily and her team from Explore Learning.

    They brought some maths challenges with them and it was up to us to help them!


    We had to follow clues left by the pirates in order to find the treasure. We learnt about clockwise and anticlockwise turns in order to help us find the treasure.


    By working together as a team, we helped each other and found all of the treasure.


    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!


    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!


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