Hello! Welcome to Year 2!
HOMEWORK UPDATE: We now have an email address for the children to email their electronic homework to their class teachers. Please make sure the email contains the child’s name and the name of their class teacher.
The Ugly Duckling Ballet
We’ve had a lovely couple of days being entertained by the Palace Theatre ballet dancers.
On Monday, a lady called Hayley came to work with year 2 and she told us all about the story of The Ugly Duckling. We looked at photographs of the scenes and the dancer’s costumes. Then she got us up and dancing around! We had a really funny time learning to dance like ducks, frogs, swans and ballerinas!
On Tuesday, we visited Mansfield Palace Theatre to watch The Ugly Duckling Ballet. We really enjoyed watching the story come to live through dance. Lots of their movements were similar to what we tried during our school workshop!
We really enjoyed it all! Enjoy having a look at some of the photos from our workshop.
Mrs Kendall’s Class Assembly 15.02.18
A big thank you to all of our visitors who joined us for our class assembly on Thursday. It was lovely to see so many familiar and smiley faces looking back at the children, it definitely helped to settle a few nerves!
I was so proud of all of the children, they did a fantastic job of displaying all of their hard work to the audience and they used such confident voices!
Thank you for helping them to learn their lines and I hope that you didn’t go away singing ‘I wanna play in a band’ all day long…it’s a bit catchy! J
Enjoy a few photos. J
Mrs Kendall xx
Mrs Price’s Class Assembly
A fantastic well done to Mrs Price’s class for their class assembly. They performed a wonderful fire display to In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg and this was conducted brilliantly by Autumn.
The children all remembered their words and spoke clearly to their audience. We enjoyed watching them perform Supertato and Connor saved the day when he put Frozen Pea back where he belonged…in the freezer!
We enjoyed looking at their work and listening to them singing their favourite songs.
What a brilliant assembly, you should all be proud of yourselves!
Christmas Jumper Day!
What a festive day today! We’ve had a lovely time wearing our Christmas jumpers for school, and we’ve helped to raise money for the ‘Save the Children’ charity too.
Have a look at a few of us in our Christmas clothes! J
Fire of London Day
What a brilliant day we all had, going back in time to 1666!
It was great to see so many of the children dressed up in clothes from the time of the Great Fire and we really enjoyed all of our fun activities.
We had a visit from Partake Theatre Company who worked with us to go back to 1666 and we pretended that we were in London at the time of the Great Fire. We learnt about how the fire started, how it spread and how long it lasted for. Ben was a brilliant King Charles II and Charlie was a great baker as Thomas Farynor.
Later in the day, we played games from 1666 as a class and then we made small and large model houses from the time of the Great Fire. We also enjoyed baking, just like the bakery from Pudding Lane except ours didn’t catch fire! Phew!
Enjoy our photos! J
Pebble Mosaic Artwork 01.12.17
Brrr… it’s been a chilly day to be outdoors but we wrapped up warmly and went out to work with our visiting artist, Andrew Wynne. He has been working with other classes to help and make a mosaic near our top entrance to school and today it was our turn to help.
We had a great time with him, Corinna Brown (from Extended Services) and Mrs Radford. Have a look through a selection of our photos to see what we were busy doing!
Road Safety Week
During road safety week, our class thought about how and why it is important to stay safe on the roads. We enjoyed working with some visitors in the hall who helped us to talk about road safety and who helped us to learn some new roads safety rules. Our class went in 2 groups of 15 and it was good fun. Then at the end of the school day, some of us visited the staff car park to see some emergency services vehicles and some road safety specialists. We got to learn more about road safety as well as hear the loud sirens and see the bright, blue flashing lights!
What a fabulous Friday we had in our class and a great excuse to not have to get dressed for school!
Our class really enjoyed helping the charity ‘Children in Need’ and we had a good, fun day wearing our pyjamas for school. We had a range of pjs from superheroes, fluffy dressing gowns, slippers and Pudsey onesies!
We enjoyed doing Pudsey activities during Berry Time and we were all looking forward to seeing Pudsey on the TV on Friday night.
A very comfortable and snuggly day was had by all.
It looked a little bit like we’d all got dressed in the dark today…but there was a very good reason for us wearing our odd socks!
We have been doing lots for anti-bullying week and wearing our odd socks for the day was part of our themed week. Our odd socks helped us to show that we’re all unique, different and we don’t all have to match one another. It’s ok for us all to be different.
Our class also enjoyed listening to the ‘Odd Sock Song’ which Emily brought into school for us to listen to and we did a little dance wearing our odd socks!
What an interesting time we had when two visitors came to work with our class and to teach us more about the religion of Judaism.
We imagined that we were in a Synagogue and we learnt lots about the Torah Scrolls. They showed us lots of things that are special to Jewish people and they taught us about the festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.
We all learnt a lot!
Roald Dahl Day 13.09.17
What a brilliant day we had to celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday!
All of our class turned up for school dressed in different outfits for this special occasion. We had several children wearing yellow, which was Roald Dahl’s favourite colour and then we had lots of different characters in the classroom for the day!
Our class was made up of Matildas, hungry crocodiles, witches, Fantastic Mr Foxes, Willy Wonkas, Charlies, Georges and even a Wonka’s chocolate bar, an oompa-loompa and the BFG!
We all enjoyed plenty of Roald Dahl stories and activities throughout the day and are looking forward to more themed days in the future! J