Global Citizenship and Environment Fortnight 2019

You might remember that Y2 had been learning about Send My Friend to School and we made up a song. Click here to see our previous post.

We moved around classrooms in KS1 to learn about different elements of Global Citizenship and the Environment.

With Miss Varley and Miss Cullen, we learnt about how to improve the local environment and about recycling. We made seed bombs from recycled paper and once they have dried out, we are going to plant them in the secret garden.

With Miss Mason, we learnt about Human Rights and how a want is not equivalent to a need.

With Miss Breeze, we learnt about similarities and differences to those living in different parts of the world.

With Miss Hart, we learnt about water sanitation, where water comes from and understand why clean water is so important to help us be healthy.

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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.

Football with SUCF – Summer 1 2019

This half term, we have had the fantastic opportunity of continuing to learn how to play football with Ash from SUCF.

We have learnt lots of new skills and had brilliant fun getting outside, on the MUGA pitch, playing football with our friends.

 

Thank you Ash and SUCF – we can’t wait to continue to develop our football skills in Y3!

Y2 Sports Day 2019

We have been really lucky to attend the Y2 Sports Day at the English Institute of Sport. We took part in lots of different activities to test our throwing and catching skills as well as looking at seeing how quick we could run, jog and walk. Everybody had lots of fun… we can’t wait for next year’s sports day!

Thank you to our parents and carers who came along with on the day. Your help means so much to the children and help us continue to attend these events.

Here are just some of the activities that we took part in.

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.

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!

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.