Well done

A huge well done to all the children in Year 1 and Year 2.

Their performance of A King is Born, was a wonderful reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.

All the Key Stage 1 staff are very proud of them.

 

Mrs K McGovern

Weekly update 27.11.17

We’ve had a great week in Year 2!

Monday started with a very young visitor to the class. To help explain the differences between a newborn baby and children of 6 and 7, Year 2 children thought of questions they would like to explore and ask of a newborn baby and mother. Many thanks to Rose and mum for coming in and well done to Year 2 for all the interesting questions.

 

On Tuesday Year 2 geared up for the cold so we could explore the outdoor environment around Ryton Pools.

Children worked hard to design and build shelters to keep them warm and dry in the woods.

Teamwork and competitiveness were both on show even when temperatures dropped to single digits.

 

 

 

 

 

In the afternoon we hunted for minibeasts in their natural habitats. Children used brushes and magnifying pots to take a closer look at the creatures they caught.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 really impressed me with excellent behaviour on a cold and busy day. Well done! Thanks go to all the parents who got children ready for the day and teachers for leading groups.

 

Later in the week, Year 2 began to prepare for the season of Advent. Children have started to examine symbols of the Advent period and as a class we have created an Advent wreath to use during prayer services.

Thank you Year 2 on an all around brilliant week.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 trip to Ryton Pools

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Tuesday 28th November, Year 2 will be visiting Ryton Pools for the day.

We are visiting to make dens and shelters as part of Design and Technology unit: Shelters. After having a lunch at the center, we will hunt for minibeasts in their natural habitats to link with an upcoming Science topic.

 

Children will need to wear their outdoor P.E. kits to school and they should also wear wellies or waterproof boots on their feet. They should also bring a warm outdoor coat as it could be very cold. Hats and gloves are optional but recommended. There is no need to bring a lunch as it will be provided but children should bring a bottle of water with a name label.

 

The cost is £7.50 and can be paid through your SIMS Agora log in.

 

Many thanks,

Mr Rolison

Weekly Update

Year 2 has been pulling out all the stops this week and have really impressed me with many pieces of hard work.

At the beginning of the week we were working to finish and test our paper-cup telephones. These had already been worked on the previous week for World Science Day when we studied the life and works of Alexander Graham Bell. They just needed a few tweaks to be ready for a competition of longest call made.

Later in the week, we worked to study and understand the parable of the Prodigal Son. Year 2 worked to re-enact scenes from the parable so their friends could guess which part of the story was being acted out.

In the middle of the week we began to consider the needs of animals in various habitats.

Using this knowledge we planned and later constructed hedgehog shelters to provide a safe spot over winter. Children thought about the materials that could be used and included tin-foil to keep water out, straw for comfort and cardboard for strength.

Finally, today we have been raising money for Children in Need. Thank you for all the money and food brought to school. Any unopened packets of food will be taken to a food bank. Children mixed up year groups to share the gift of food among one another.

Thanks for a great week Year 2.

Mr Rolison

Hedgehog Houses

It has come to the time of the year when many animals begin looking for shelter for winter months. To help needy hedgehogs with this, Year 2 will be constructing hedgehog houses this week as our first Design and Technology project.

If any spare cardboard boxes (shoe boxes, cereal boxes or similar) are spare could they be dropped off at Year 2 over the next couple of days ready for construction on Thursday?

Many thanks for all boxes already donated, they will be put to good use!

 

Mr Rolison

 

 

Year 2 at the Odeon

Year 2 has had a fabulous day out watching Sing at the Nuneaton Odeon. Well done to the children for excellent behaviour throughout the morning and a thank you to parents for dropping them off in time to catch the minibus.

After we returned to school, we discussed the events of the film and picked out our favourite characters.

Year 2 Cinema Trip

A quick reminder for parents and carers in Year 2.

Tomorrow morning (8.11.17) we are going to watch Sing (rated U) at the Odeon Nuneaton. Could you please drop off Year 2 children between 8 and 8.15 AM. If you drop them off through the hall door, they will be registered by Mr Rolison ready for the day.

Children can bring a water bottle filled with any drink they would like, but please don’t bring snacks as they will be provided.

Children will be returning to school before the end of the day, so normal pick up time will not be affected.

 

Many thanks,
Mr Rolison

Year 2 School Council

Congratulations to Ffion and Finn for being elected as Year 2 representatives to the school council.

Both impressed classmates with clear speeches full of clever ideas for how to help the school.