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.

Christmas 2017

We have had such a busy time at school getting ready for Christmas. Take a look below to find out just what we got up to in December…

We kicked off our festive celebrations with a trip to City Hall after we were invited to the watch the Variety pantomime Aladdin and Christmas Party. We had such an amazing time, danced our socks off and even Santa popped in to say hello!

Thank you for the invite Variety.

Our grown ups were invited to come and spend the morning with us making some Christmas crafts. We really love it when our grown ups come into school and spend some time with us in the classroom. Thank you!

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After weeks of practice, it was time for our Y2 Nativity Performance. We worked hard to learn the songs, rehearsed our lines and had a brilliant time putting on the nativity for our grown ups.

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Here are just a few comments about what our grown ups thought…

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In the last week before we broke up, it was Christmas Party and Disco afternoon. We had a wonderful time playing games, eating delicious party food and being with our friends.

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On the last day of term, Santa took time out of his really busy schedule and paid us a visit! He left us a present which we can’t wait to use in the New Year.

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Finally, we were very busy in the run up to Christmas, creating Christmas cards, using printing techniques to making calendars and sewing some snowmen puppets.

We have had a brilliant Autumn term in Y2 and we can’t wait to see what we will be learning about in the Spring.

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We hope that you have all had a very merry Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year. See you all on Monday 8th January 2018.

 

 

Non-Uniform Day – October 2017

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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.

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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.

Y2 Class Assembly

This week we had our class assembly and this was our chance to tell our grown ups and the rest of the school what we have been learning about this year.

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This was our chance to sing some of our favourite songs and tell everyone about our fabulous trip to Whirlow Hall Farm. Click here to see the original post.

Thank you to all of our grown ups for coming to watch us.

Green for Grenfell

Today, we were invited to wear the colour green to support the people suffering or were involved in the Grenfell fire in London. By wearing green, we show solidarity and support for the people who died, were injured or lost everything in this tragic event.

A huge thank you to all of our parents and carers for sending donations in for this cause. We have raised over £200. This money will go towards helping those that have been affected in London.

#greenforgrenfell #solidarity

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Books at Bedtime

Over the last 3 weeks, FS and KS1 have taken part in a competition called Books at Bedtime. This is to help promote lots of reading to be done at home at bedtime. Every child was given a card to fill in and at the end of every week, the class teacher picked a winner at random. Here are the winners from Pearl class from the last 3 weeks. We’d also like to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers who have helped their child do lots of bedtime reading.

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As part of the Grand Finale of the Books at Bedtime, everyone in FS and KS1 got to come to school in their pyjamas. Everyone has had such a fantastic time! Well done for doing lots of reading at bedtime! Keep it up! 🙂

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How to continue the learning at home:

  • Read with your child at least once a day. This could include a book from home, a book from school, a newspaper, a comic or an magazine.
  • Visit the library to borrow a selection of different books. Click here for the details of Manor Top library and opening times.
  • Speak to Miss Varley about different ways to engage your child in reading.
  • Talk to your child and ask them questions about what they have read to test their comprehension.