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!

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Y2 Athletics @ Ponds Forge

This week, some of Y2 were invited to an athletics event run by some students from SHU at Ponds Forge. We set off on the tram and couldn’t wait to get started. Lots of other local schools had been invited too! Once everyone has arrived, we made a start.

We completed lots of different events to practise our skills. We even had a go at some brand new activities too! Javelin was definitely one of our favourite activities of the morning.

At the end of the morning, we found out who had taken 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

We were so pleased to hear that Prince Edward had come into 2nd place! We are very proud of ourselves and we can’t wait for the next invitation to join in with more sporting activities.

Great Fire of London TASC Project

This half term, we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. To finish off our learning about the Great Fire of London, we used TASC to put all of our learning to good use.

In TASC, there are 8 different steps we have to follow.

  • The first step is to think about what we already know. We have learnt that:
    • The fire started in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane.
    • It started on Sunday 2nd September 1666 and it lasted for 5 days.
    • The fire spread across London quickly because the houses were made of wood, they were very close together and there was a strong wind pushing the fire on.
    • Samuel Pepys write a diary at the time. He was an eyewitness and his diary is very important to us now.
    • Over 13,200 houses and 80 churches including St. Paul’s Cathedral were destroyed in the fire.
    • Only 6 people died in the fire.
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral was rebuilt after the fire and the houses were made from stone rather than wood.

    The second step is to identify at the task:

    Make an artefact that would have been around in 1666.

    The third step is to think about all of the different ideas we could make linked to the task.

    The fourth step is to decide what we wanted to make as our artefact. This gave us the chance to do whatever we wanted to make.

    The fifth step has got to be our favourite step: LET’S MAKE IT! These are some of our finished projects.

    The sixth step is to evaluate the projects we had completed. We worked together to give each other two stars and a wish.

    The seventh step is to communicate and show all of our hard work to someone else. We invited Ruby class into our classroom so that we could showcase our projects. They invited us into their classroom too so we could see what they had been busy making too!

    The eighth and final step is to think about what we have learnt over the week. We have had a lot of fun being able to put our creative skills to good use and it has been fun working with different friends to create our projects. We can’t wait for the next time we complete TASC! Miss Varley has even said that we can burn our houses after half term, just like the real Great Fire of London.

    As everyone had worked so hard, we sat down at the end of the week and ate the delicious bread that had been made – this was definitely our highlight of the entire week! Yum!

    Pride of Prince Edward

    We are so proud of the first person in Pearl class to achieve the Pride of Prince Edward award this year.

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    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?

    KS1 SATs

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    Next week is our KS1 SATs Week.

    The children have been working incredibly hard over the last few months. All of the adults in Year 2 would like to acknowledge all of the determination, perseverance and effort that the children have shown.

    Thank you to all of the parents and carers that have supported their child with their reading at home, weekly homework and extra work to help each child to reach their potential.

    We wish all of the children the very best of luck. Have a lovely weekend and come to school on Monday with a smile on your face!

    The Year 2 team xx

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