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!’
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.
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.
As we have had such a busy half term, we forgot to post about our 100% Attendance Superstars for Spring term. These children didn’t miss a single day of school in the Spring term and made every minute count when they were in school to help them with their learning.
Will you get 100% Attendance for the Summer term and get a special invitation to the Summer 100% Attendance Disco?
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.
This half term, we have been learning how to play rounders in PE. This is a game that has lots of rules so we started off practising our throwing and catching. The following week, we used bats to try and hit the ball. This week, we got a chance to set up mini games. Miss Varley was so impressed with the super team work we did and we loved playing the game. We can’t wait to play again next week!
We were so excited to be going on a trip to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to join in with other Y2 children to do lots of different sport activities. This was run by LINKS that help to run PE in schools across Sheffield.
We left school and had to get two trams. The first one to take us into town and then we had to swap over to catch the second tram to take us to the EIS.
When we arrived at the EIS, we found our seats and then we split up into our teams. Here are some of the activities that we completed on the day.
As we moved around each activity, we got to meet two mascots who came to support the teams and cheer them on.
We had that much fun that we even had 2 children in our class have their wobbly teeth fall out.
At the end of the day, the scores were added up and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place were announced. Although we didn’t come in the top three places, our teachers were so impressed with how we were able to work together as a team, showed good sportsmanship and our excellent cheering for each other, everyone was awarded a certificate for taking part and one child from each team was awarded a certificate for being the athlete of the day by showing one of the LINKS sports values.
A fantastic effort from everyone! Well done for being brilliant ambassadors for our school!
Today was World Book Day and we had such a lovely time coming to school dressed in as our favourite book characters.
We had everyone… from Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas to Harry Potter… Princesses to Where’s Wally… Mr Bump to a ferocious looking lion. You all looked amazing!
There was a competition around school for each class to design their classroom door like their favourite book. Our favourite book is Supertato by Sue Hendra and we based our book on that book. Take a look for yourself.
Just before lunch, we took a short walk around school to have a look at what each of the other classes have designed for their door.
Everyone has worked so hard to complete their doors. What a fantastic effort Team Prince.
Finally at the end of the day, school council went around each class to choose the winner for the best costume. Our winner was so surprised to win!
How to continue the learning at home:
Click here to look at the World Book Day website for ideas, activities and games to play.
Use your £1 book token to get a special World Book Day book or use it to get £1 off another book of your choice.
You could even save the book token for when the Book Fair arrives at school in April.
Share books with your child before school, after school or before bedtime to help promote a love of reading.