Homework – Autumn 1 2019 – Health and Humans

We have had some amazing pieces of homework handed in this half term linked with our topic of Health and Humans.

A massive thank you to all of our parents and carers for helping their children complete some impressive art work.

Remember to click on the tab on the home page to find links to half termly homework and spellings.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

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.

RuggerEds 2019

This half term we have been so lucky to have the team from RuggerEds come back into school and teach us how to play tag rugby!

We braved the weather most weeks and went outside onto the MUGA pitch so that Rob, Olly and Joe could teach us some excellent rugby skills. We absolutely loved the games you taught us. Our favourites have to be Minions and Haunted House.

At the end of each session, certificate were handed out to the Trainers of the Week. The lucky winners are below.

Thank you so much to the RuggerEds team for coming into school on a Friday morning. We will miss you lots.

TASC: Lifecycle of a Butterfly

In science, we have been busy learning about lifecycles and we enjoyed it so much that Miss Varley set us a task and we used TASC to help us to do this.

Task: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Here is what we did:

We were so proud of each other for the work that we had completed that we invited Onyx class to come and have a look as we know that they have been learning about life cycles as well.

We even displayed our work in the classroom for our adults to see in a morning when they came into the classroom.

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.

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!