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Science boffin Vicki came into school to show us some cool experiments. We got to witness lots of chemical reactions that caused fire and smoke. We then had a polymers workshop where we made our own slime!
As it is science week the children thought about questions they would love to know the answer to. Jacob wants to know, 'Where does gravity come from?' Kyla asked, 'Why is the earth a sphere?' Holly is curious to find out, 'Why is the grass green?'
A huge thank you to parents and carers who came along to the Year 2 reading breakfast last Tuesday. It was lovely to see so many of you sharing books with the children and encouraging a love of reading. Please continue to read with your children, ask them questions about the book using the laminated pencils and write a comment in their reading record.
This week we introduced the children to their new topic 'The Great Fire of London'. The children had an outdoor adventure lesson with Mr Askew on Monday and talked about how fires start, but most importantly how to be safe around fires. We all got to have a go at starting a fire on a cotton pad with a flint and steel, some of us even managed to set it alight. Then we got to roast marshmallows round the fire, it was great fun! Over the next few weeks we will be learning more about the Great Fire of London so make sure you ask your children what they've been learning! Next Wednesday afternoon we will be visiting the fire station so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. A letter with more information about this will be sent out soon.
Letters will be going home with details about World Book Day which is next Thursday and Science week which is w/c 12th March. There will be lots of activities going on in school and opportunities for you to get creative with your child at home.
Our trainee student leaves us today after a hugely successful placement. We have loved having Emily in our school and wish her every success in her teaching career.
Booster sessions have now been arranged and your child will be coming home with a letter to confirm which night they are attending. If you have not booked and would like your child to attend, we still have space on a Wednesday night so please see Mrs Nicholson if you would like your child to attend.
On Monday 19th February we will be kicking off our brand new topic with an outdoor adventure session with Mr Askew. A letter is coming home tonight explaining but can you please ensure that your child has in school for Monday an outdoor coat, appropriate outdoor wear and footwear and that girls hair is tied up please.
Have a happy half term!
We're all very excited that The Royal Shakespeare Company are visiting us again to give us a community performance of 'Julius Caesar,' by William Shakespeare. Following their huge success when they brought us, 'The Famous Victories of Henry V,' they've chosen the bloodthirsty tale of Caesar who was assassinated by his friends, starting a war between the generals of Rome. It promises to be even better than their last performance and is 90 minutes of pure entertainment.
This performance is packed with action, lots of sword fighting and daggers drawn. It's especially adapted for families and is suitable for children over the age of 7 years. If your children are not old enough to attend, come by yourselves and bring your friends.There'll be plenty of audience participation as you cheer for Caesar and Brutus. Which side will you be on?
Tickets are available from Mrs. Gentles or from the office at Crook Primary School, priced at £5 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There are a small number of tickets left so don't delay. Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 28th February in our main hall and meet the actors before the play starts. We guarantee you will be more entertained by than anything on TV that night!