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26 / 7/ 16 last day of the academic year!
We have won the attendance award for last week (week beginning14th March) with 100%! This is the fifth time we have won the award this award!
Well Done Team Year 3!!
Children from years 3, 4, 5 & 6 represented the school at a KS2 gymnastics tournament at Silver Springs. Those involved were incredible - with both 3/4 and 5/6 teams winning medals.
The year 3/4 team won Gold and will now go on to represent the School and indeed the Borough in the Greater Manchester competition at Sport City!
The year 5/6 team won Bronze and should be very proud as only two of the five members take part in gymnastics outside of school!
There were also a number of individual awards, including a Gold medal for one of our year 3 gymnasts, a Silver for one of our year 5 gymnasts, and a Silver for one of our year 4 gymnasts.
A fantastic achievement!
We have won the attendance award for last week (week beginning 29th February) with 99.17%! This is the fourth time we have won the award this award!
We also won the Tidiest Classroom Award again too!
We are so proud of everyone in Year 3! We are a great team :)
Mrs Beryl’s Classroom Award
The award for the best kept classroom, the last week of term was awarded to... Year 3 :)
Well done Year 3 – We achieved the school attendance award last week with 99.67% (week beginning 23/ 11 /15). Can we do it again? We certainly hope so!
Our first few weeks have been full of new beginnings. We have enjoyed getting to know our Kagan groups and have been enjoying exploring the local area through our geography. We have been investigating different materials and have been enjoying the story of 'The Snail and the Whale' in our literacy.
Have a look at a few pieces of our work. Haven't we made a good start?
Week beginning Monday 22nd September
This week, we have been busy learning how to add using number facts and the number lines. We have also enjoyed making sea inspired mood boards in art. In literacy, we have been looking at improving our sentence structures. In topic we have been looking at the differences between human and physical geography features. However, our highlight had to be our 'Superhero day'. On Friday we earned special certificates, used our superhero names and completed several challenges!
Week Beginning 29th September.
After an exciting week looking at superheroes and meeting our class governor, we have been enjoying looking at 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We have written diary entries, recipes for disgusting sandwiches and have even made a pond weed potion to deter those pesky seagulls!
In numeracy, we had a preview of a spooky visitor called Witch Wendy who left lots of challenges for Year 2! Will she be back in time for Halloween?!
We have really been developing our ICT skills, using Comic Life and Pic Collage to think about where Dora could enjoy an exciting holiday. You can see some of our work here.
Week Beginning 6th October
This week we have been investigating in science. Check out our pictures below. We have considered the question 'What materials would be best to make a roof?' We looked at the following video to discuss what is meant by fair testing and we worked in our Kagan groups to investigate and test different materials.
Week Beginning Monday 13th October
Year 2 took a very spooky twist this week! Look what happened to our classroom when a special visitor came and left us some challenges!
News and Important Information
Coming soon 23.10.14 Please note the change in date due to forest schools!
Please feel free to wear a big white shirt (lab coat) to be a scientist for the day.
We will be investigating...
Which foods are healthiest for Mr Grinling's lunch box?
How will we get Mr Grinling's lunch across the wire safely?
How can we power Mr Grinling's lighthouse?
Don't forget photo day this Monday!
This Wednesday (22nd), Year 2 are taking part in 'Forest Schools'.This is a great opportunity to work in our woodland area and get very muddy so please bring suitable clothing.
The last day..
The last day of this half term will be non-uniform day. As we are coming to the end of our Halloween topic, if your child prefers they can come to school dressed up as a spooky character! We will also be performing our Sing up! song 'Cartoon Heroes' so some children may choose to come to school dressed as their favourite superhero! This is not obligatory and non-uniform is just fine!
Forest Schools 22/10/14
What a wonderful afternoon we had, during our 'Forest Schools' workshop. We had the opportunity to complete several fairy tale based challenges including making a porridge for the 'Three Bears', recreating the tale of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and building a house for the 'Three Little Pigs'. We also enjoyed getting very muddy in the process! Look at all the fun we had!
Year 2 Science Day
Today was 'Science Day' and we completed lots of different investigations based around the book 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. Here we are working hard.
The first few weeks back...
Well, Year 2 have come back to school full of enthusiasm and ready to learn! It has been a hectic few weeks with lots going on! In English, we have been focusing on creating a non-fiction book using the iPads. Look out for these soon! In maths we have been using the number line to calculate larger numbers. We have enjoyed looking at how animals adapt to their habitat in Science also. Our main topic is now history where we are studying key events in England's history.
Week Beginning Monday 1st December
Year 2 did a fabulous assembly this week and really enjoyed having their relatives in to see all their work. We were also pleased to see our class governor again. Well done on learning your lines!
And so we have completed one full term!
Year 2 have done some wonderful things in the run up to Christmas, including our class assembly. We've written to the Queen, taken part in Number Day and have been taking lessons in gymnastics! Phew! We are certainly ready for a good rest now!
Spring Term 2015
Well our first Spring half term has got off to a wonderful start. The children have returned to school full of stories of their wonderful holidays and have clearly been doing lots of learning during their breaks.
UPDATE- The Year 2 and 3 play will now be in the Summer term due to the fact we are too busy! We have lots to fit into this half term and would like the play to be a real event that the children can get stuck into!
A familiar face!
We were very pleased to receive a visit from our friend!
Celebrating World Book Day!
Today was an exciting day as we all came to school dressed as our favourite book characters! We celebrated in a special assembly and even the staff got involved! We entered several competitions throughout the day such as designing a book token and writing a short story of exactly 100 words! Will any of us be the next big author?
For our science topic, we have been looking at light and dark with a special focus on nocturnal animals. I have received some lovely projects on this subject. We were especially lucky when Jessica and her grandma made us a lovely hedgehog cake. It was truely yummy!
The weather has been hotting up and what an action pack term it has turned out to be!
We have all enjoyed rehearsing and working on our musical production 'Pirates V Mermaids!' Thankyou to all the parents, relatives and friends that came to cheer us on and for the wonderful costumes. The children really did me proud.