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As part of our science topic looking at habitats, Year 2 recently spent the day at Broom House Farm. We had a fantastic day observing a working farm, looking at habitats and also signs of Spring. In the afternoon, we got to spend time on the outdoor adventure trail and had lots of fun!
Our parents evening are on the 24th and 25th March after school and on the morning of 26th March. Please make an appointment at the office to see your class teacher.
On Monday the 9th March we will be visiting the local fire station to observe how the fire service has changed from 1666 to present day. Please ensure your child has appropriate shoes and a waterproof coat as we will be walking over. We will be leaving at 1pm and will be back for home time.
Yesterday we had a visit from Durham University to introduce us to our new topic 'The Great Fire of London', we had a look at some of the equipment used to put out the fire, used maps to see how far the fire spread and tried using a quill to write down what we would save.
Yesterday we spent the whole day at our partner school, Stanley Primary School. We had the opportunity to observe lessons from ECD up to Grade 7. In the ECD class the children took part in a storytelling lesson which was followed by mark making. In Grade 1 we observed children learning about the number 7. Grade 2 showed children taking part in a materials lesson, and in Grade 3 children were learning about time, where children had made their own clock face at home to use in the lessons. It was lovely to see the children engaged in their lessons and enthusiastic to learn. It was also interesting to see how the teachers in Zimbabwe teach each topic, which gave us the opportunity to reflect on our own practice.
The children in the older grades presented their learning on our Quality Education project. They showed us the research they had completed on what quality education is, and what the barriers to quality education are. They also shared information from their research on Syrian refugees.
Today we presented the work that we have completed during the project, and the impact the
at this has had on ourselves and the learners involved. Present at the presentation were directors of education in Zimbabwe, directors of the British Council in Zimbabwe, the inspectors of education, head teachers from the district, and members of staff from our partner schools.
This week Miss Lee and Miss Golightly are visiting Zimbabwe
Today we spent the day visiting our partnership schools in Zimbabwe. Stanley Primary School, Lundi Park, St Paul's Mkoba and Bumburwi.
We were so lucky to be greeted with traditional dancing and singing from the children in Zimbabwe.
Throughout the day we toured around the schools and had the opportunity to see the children working in their classrooms.
They were taking part in lessons such as maths, English, agriculture and science.
We look forward to finding out what the rest of the week has to offer.
Parents evening will be on Tuesday 24th March and Wednesday 25th March from 3:30-6 pm and Thursday 26th March from 8:15-8:45 am. Appointments can be made via the school office. If these appointments are not suitable, please email year 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternative appointment.
Our trip to Broom House Farm will be on Wednesday 12th February. Please ensure children are adequately dressed as per the letter sent or children will not be able to attend. A donation of £6 would be appreciated and can be paid via the school office.
This week in science we have been visiting our local habitat. The children thoroughly enjoyed looking at different habitats and recording what mini-beasts they could find. In the coming weeks we will be building homes for our hedgehogs that live on the school field.
Welcome back! We hope everybody had a lovely Christmas break.
In Year 2 we are currently working on multiplication and division in maths, and the children have been learning new vocabulary such as multiplication, division, arrays and repeated addition.
In English the children have been reading our new text which is George's Marvellous Medicine. The children have retrieved some fantastic vocabulary from our story to describe Grandma, and we have had lots of fun role playing the character too.
We have started a new subject in our topic lessons, design and technology. The children are working towards designing and making their own pencil cases. We have carried out research ready to create our own designs this week.
Just a reminder that our new PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There will also be some information coming home about our next trip in the next couple of weeks.
Hello, just a reminder that this Friday is our reading morning where you can come into school to see how reading is taught in Year 2. You will also have the opportunity to look at a SAT's reading paper with your children to see what we are aiming towards next year.
After the reading session there will be coffee and tea in the main hall as well as a book and uniform swap.
We hope to see you then.