Learning By Inspiring Success
We are taught by Mrs Dawn Burbury
12th January 2018
Well, here we are again! Happy New Year to everyone! The children have come back read and raring to learn more. The year has started with our lovely new topic, A Walk Through The Trees, and we began with a walk through our own local trees - down at Mill Park.
Although it was very chilly last Friday, all the children had a fantastic time at the green space. There was so much to do. Some were making music in nature by finding things to use as drumsticks and drums as well as keeping pulses and rhythm going. We also found out how to measure trees by looking through our legs! Some children made cute little mud and stick hedgehogs whilst others found natural materials to create costumes with. We finished with a story but it great fun as we got to act our all the actions in 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Take a look at our pictures to see some of the fun we had alongside our amazing outdoor learning.
If you would like to know more about what we are going to be learning, please see our OVERVIEW and NEWSLETTER. The newsletter also includes some reminders about key day to day information that you may need.
Following the success of the Year 2 assessment information evening, we have compiled a list of ways to help your child with spelling and hopefully make it fun.
2nd November 2017
Welcome back everybody! We've had a really busy first few days back, the highlight of which was definitely our trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester (although we'd rather forget the journey home!).
The children really loved the Centre. They saw real rockets and satellites, got a feel for how it would be like to communicate in space and, after a rocky start, thoroughly enjoyed the Sir Patrick Moore planetarium show all about being an astronaut. They thought Chad was very funny!!
There was so much to see and interact with that the children did not stop learning from the moment they arrived. Most of them have already said they want to go back some day.
The teachers were extremely proud of the way the children behaved and were a real credit to the school.
Take a look at the slideshow below and see for yourself how much was packed into what felt like a very short day!
We have now finished our Forest school sessions for autumn term. We had an amazing time exploring, learning and experiencing new things. Take a look at all our wonderful photos.
Week Commencing 16th October
Our Special Person for this week was Theo. Everyday he has rushed in to change our calendar and timetable to ensure it is accurate. Thank you Theo for being so organised. The class had lots of lovely reasons for why you are so special. Theo can now look forward to Tea@2 with Mrs Dugdale
Week Commencing 9th October
This week our Special Person was George Gatherar. He has enjoyed sitting on the special chair and collecting and returning the register. Thank you George for all your help. You have impressed the Blueberries. Now you have afternoon tea to look forward to with Mrs Dugdale.
Week Commencing 2nd October
Our Special Person for this week has been Bella Keys. She has taken on her responsibilities very efficiently! Well done Bella the class have said the most wonderful things about why you are so special. Now you can look forward to Tea@2 with Mrs Dugdale.
On Thursday we had a science afternoon. We used Discovery Dog to help us plan an investigation to find 'Which is the best material to use to make our helicopter?' We all had great fun dropping our helicopters and comparing the different materials. We found that tissue paper helicopters stay in the air the longest.
22nd - 29th September 2017
Finnlay Searle has been our Special Person this week. He has changed our timetable and collected the register for the Blueberry class. He will now be going to Tea@2 with Mrs Dugdale. Thank you Finnlay.
15th September 2017
Elliot Cole was chosen as our Special Person this week. He is looking forward to Tea@2 with Mrs Dugdale.
Thank you Elliot for being a super Special Person
8th September 2017
Welcome back to a new year of fun and learning!
We hope you all had a fantastic summer break and are ready to meet the challenges of Year 2!
We start the year with our newest topic, Reach for the Stars, which is all about space and space travel. There will be lots of history and science coming up! You can find out more about what we will cover in our OVERVIEW.
Please return the reply slip for the Space Centre trip as soon as you can.
We began with our Stunning Starter and, as you can see above, we have been visited by an astronaut (or is he a cosmonaut??) called Arnie. He has set the children a challenge to find as many different and fascinating facts about space, the planets and space travel as they can. he even left us a video message. The children are really excited by their new topic and have already begun to create some beautiful artwork.
FOREST SCHOOL will start next week for the Blueberry Class. Please see the letter HERE for all the information you need.
Our AUTUMN NEWSLETTER contains some very important information about being in Year 2 and how you can help to support your child's learning. Please take a few moments to read it through and ask your child's teacher if you have any questions.
We are really looking forward to working with you and your children and having lots of fun at the same time!