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Well done for all of the fantastic costumes on World Book Day. The chosen winners in Year 2 were Brodie, Seth and Harriet.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Commonwealth Day. It will begin at 1pm, and there will be a range of activities to take part in. The children will also perform a dance inspired by a country within the commonwealth.
The children will be visiting Crook library on Monday 18th March to listen to a story and change their library books.
Star of the Week last week was awarded to Leah, challenge awards were awarded to Max and Evie, and the year group Dojo Champ was awarded to Leah.
Our new topic for the rest of our school year is, 'The Great Fire of London'. To start our topic off, Mr Askew took us outside onto the school field to teach us all about fire safety. We then had the opportunity to roast a marshmallow. They were delicious! We are excited to learn all about our new topic, and we have already learnt that there are a few experts among us.
On Thursday it is World Book Day. We have lots of exciting activities planned for the day. Please remember that the children can get dressed up.
Next week Mrs Blackett will be joining us as a teacher working in both classes.
If you haven't already, please make sure you sign up for parents evening.
This half term has flown by! The children have worked extremely hard this half term and deserve a well deserved break. Mrs Pinder and Mrs Hendry both left us last week, however after half term we have the wonderful Mrs Guezmil and Mrs Blackett joining the team. We also have lots of fun activities ready for when we begin our new topic 'The Great Fire of London' and will send letters regarding trips we have planned after the half term.
Parents evening is on the 25th March from 8-8:30 and 3:20-6pm. If you would like an appointment please book in at reception.
Just a polite reminder that if you have not filled in booster requests, to please send them in asap. Booster sessions will start after half term on a Tuesday and Thursday in preparation for upcoming SAT's and phonics on a Wednesday.
World Book Day is on Thursday 7th March. More information regarding costumes will be provided soon.
Last week year 2 visited Shildon Railway Museum. We had a fantastic day learning about the first steam train and how trains have advanced over the years. We found out the roles of the people on the trains and had a go at lifting coal, you had to be very strong! We also were able to board some of the trains and completed tasks assigned on the afternoon as well as creating our own steam train.
It was also 'story telling week' last week. Thank you to all the children that brought stories in which they had written at home. We had a lovely afternoon sharing these with year 1. We also had the pleasure of 2 volunteers Mrs Singleton and Mrs Watts who came in to read a story to us. They all did a super job.
This week is Storytelling week in school. Some of the children have already taken on the challenge of writing their own stories to share with their friends! We loved listening to Harriet's this morning and have more to listen to this week.
On Thursday the children are visiting Shildon Railway Museum as we are starting to look at different forms of transport in our topic lessons. Please remind your children to wear adequate footwear and a warm coat for this trip. We will update you with pictures of our trip next week.
A huge well done to Brooke and Quinn for receiving Star of the Week, Dakota and Ava for receiving the Challenge awards and Harriet for being our Year Group Dojo Champ.
Huge well done to this weeks stars of the week: Ethan and Kate and challenge stars: Izak and Lacey-Mae.
This week in maths we are moving on to division. We are looking at what division means and different ways we can share, using our times tables knowledge.
In topic we are looking at satellite images and plotting routes from different landmarks. The children are excited to discuss the physical and human features they saw during our trip to the pantomime.