Christmas Hampers

Some children in Pearl class were asked to complete a very special job. Normally we would invite members of the community into school and provide them with a delicious Christmas lunch and Y2 would sing some of their favourite songs for them. Unfortunately this year, that hasn’t been possible so instead we went to them.

Miss French drove our brand new minibus about the local area. We were the first children in the whole school to have a ride on the minibus. We were very excited.

We delivered some very special hampers and did some social distancing singing. Everyone was just so pleased to see us and listen to our wonderful singing. We were glad that we could make them smile and we look forward to having them back in school very soon.

Please note that no breaking of the bubbles took place during this afternoon.

To say thank you for our special visits, some of the grown ups gave us some chocolate and some biscuits. We are going to save them for our class Christmas party tomorrow and share them with everyone in Pearl class.

Christmas Nativity

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!’

Tag Rugby – Session 3

This week we had our final session of Tag Rugby with Liam from Progressive Sports.

We teamed up into small groups and had a few games of tag rugby. We loved running over the lines to score a try. This was difficult sometimes as we had to dodge a defender and we even managed to pass the ball to other team members to help them to score a try.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Liam for teaching us the skills to be able to play tag rugby. We have had an amazing time and cannot wait until we have our next sessions with you.

Super Skipping

This week has been a very special week – we have been learning how to skip. Every day we went outside, found a space on the playground and had a go at skipping.

Some of us didn’t know how to skip on Monday but by the end of the Friday, we were all pros! We absolutely love skipping and we can’t wait to keep on practising at break times!

Active Literacy

This week, we ventured outside to have an Active Literacy lesson. The weather was a little miserable, but that didn’t stop us from having an awesome time.

Miss Varley has put some of the Y2 Common Exception Words around the MUGA pitch and we had to work together in pairs to read the words and then write them down on our sheet. The first pair to complete their sheet were the winners.

If you’d like to practice reading more of the Y2 Common Exception Words at home or make up your game, have a look at the words below.

African Drumming Workshop

To start our learning about Black History Month, Miss Wright had organised for a special visitor called Paul to come into school to show us how to play an African drum. What a treat we had this week – just look at the fun we had.

We learnt the names of the drums and how to play them. We learnt how to play some African rhythms on the drums and we finished off our session by playing our African rhythms in a three-part round. What an exciting morning we had!

The Little Red Hen

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen by Mary Finch and Kate Slater.

This week, we decided that we wanted to look at instructions and we took the lead from the little red hen and baked some bread. We followed a recipe and finished off the week with some delicious doughy treats! Take a look at what we got up to.

If you’d like to try and make some bread at home, click here for a simple bread recipe.