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Red Nose Day!

Published Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Last updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013

We all had a wonderful time on Red Nose Day - raising a lot of money by wearing something very funny! Everyone also enjoyed the special assembly that the teachers put on for the children, with each year group not being very sensible at all! A BIG well done to everyone! Smile


Comment By ELISE 

I loved red nose day. It was great. I loved dressing up.

Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

World Book Day

Published Thursday, March 07, 2013.
Last updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013

It was wonderful to see the children walking into school this morning in such a wide variety of costumes. In 2S there were characters from Star Wars, Peter Pan, High School Musical, Fairy Tales, Ballerina stories, comic book superheroes, Pippy Longstocking, normal children (!), Pirates, The Grinch, Ghost Rider and the Queen of Hearts.

One of the activities from the day was writing a World Book Day characeter story. The children were put into small groups and their story had to be about the characters in that group - they came up with some imaginative ideas and worked really well together, helping each other with what to write! Well done! Smile

Here are the children doing "DEAR" - Drop Everything And Read! - with Ms. Rachel at the end of their Music lesson.

And the charcters themselves ...

Here are the intrepid caharcters, ready to do their PE lesson with the "Joker" AKA Mr. Brad!


Comment By Estelle 

I had fun ....................................

Published on Saturday, March 09, 2013

Clive Pig - Storyteller

Published Monday, March 04, 2013.
Last updated: Monday, March 04, 2013

The children had a special treat this morning, when they spent a lesson in the company of Clive Pig, a master storyteller. He told his stories without books, just using his voice, his face, his hands and his body - this created the "pictures" for the stories inside the children's heads! They were entranced and listened intently for the whole session, joining in when they needed to make the story even better!

He told two stories, one from Venezuela and one from Russia.

The story from Venezuela was all about a Crab who could make his eyes skim across the sea far away so he could see lots of things that were not possible from the beach. The King of the jungle (a Jaguar) wanted to be able to do the same thing and made the Crab use his magic to skim his eyes ... where they were eaten by a shark! I will let the children tell you the ending. :-)

The story from Russia was about a woodsman who found a pot in the woods while he was chopping down trees. Not knowing it was magic, he took it home to his wife. Imagine their surprise when hthey found that it doubled everything that was put in it! The children should be able to tell you the rest ... although I am sure that you can come up with your own ideas for an ending as well!


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The Week that was ...

Published Friday, March 01, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, March 01, 2013

Although this week has only contained 4 days, we have managed to fit a lot in! 

At the beginning of the week, we started to look at poetry, and the children used the iPads with Mr. Andy to go on a Poetry Walk. The teachers have all read a poem of their choice and then, using an iPad App called Aurasma, have been recorded. This has made an "Aura" which the children have been able to watch and listen to whenever they have pointed the iPads at the poems in the Year 2 corridor. As you can imagine, they have really enjoyed listening to different styles of poetry being read by their teachers.

One of the poetry styles we have used to write our own poems in has been Acrostic Poems. The children were wonderful and managed to write at least one each! Here is one for you to read, written by Ken:

Pirates like to kill people for treasure.

Lonely pirates sail their ships with no one!

A pirate knows how to use coordinates on a map.  

New pirates don't know how to act like mean and nasty pirates.

Kind pirates don't steal treasure, they protect treaasure and fight bad pirates.

Data Handling has been the focus in our Maths sessions this week. We have collected data, collated it, drawn graphs about it and then answered questions about it. We have also sorted it using complicated Venn diagrams with 3 circles! The children have done a great job.

At the end of the week, we all went into the Theatre to watch a preview showing of the "Race to the Treasure" Pirate DVD that many parents have bought a copy of. The children enjoyed seeing themselves on the big screen and all joined in with the finale. It was a lovely way for them to 'see' the show for the first time!

We look forward to seeing lots of you at the Patana FUN DAY tomorrow - it is one of the biggest events on the school calendar and there is always lots to do and see.

Have a great weekend.

Smile

Kind regards,

Mr. M.

The following photos show the children in the theatre - having a great time as the audience!


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Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Term 2B 2013

Published Friday, March 01, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, March 01, 2013

Dear Parents,

The link that follows will take you to the latest Curriculum Newsletter, sharing the learning that the children will be doing this half term. I have also copied it as a link, which you can find on the left hand side of the Blog.

Y2 Curriculum Term2b

Smile

Kind regards,

Mr. M.


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2S Superstars on Show!

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Last updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We had a wonderful Sports Day, which the children thoroughly enjoyed! They were able to showcase all of the skills they had learned in their PE lessons over the course of this year and did a really good job of encouraging each other in each of the activities. It was fantastic to see the way in which they had a go at every event and loved their successes.

Smile

The children leaving the Year Group getting ready for their first event - the 3-Spring Jump + Hurdles!

The hot and thirsty athletes quenching their thirst.


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