Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Fire! Fire! Fire!

Year 1 had lots of fun hopping on board the fire engine which came to our school as part of our topic Fire! Fire! Fire!
The fire fighters talked to us about keeping safe at home. We learnt the ryhme   
'Get out. Stay Out. Call 999'
 to help us remember what to do if there is a fire.
 We practised using the hose which was great fun. Luckily we had a good aim and all stayed dry!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Year 2 so far

Can you believe it's December already?  It seems like only yesterday you were starting out as Year 2 children in Chestnut, Birch and Hazel and now you've been in Year 2 for a whole term.  So much has happened - can you remember everything you've learnt? 

Splish! Splash! Splosh!

Be the Best You Can Be



Talan Skeels-Piggins spoke to us about his accident and what he had done to overcome his barriers and be able to take part in sport again.  This led to our Dream Books, which we are now filling with lots of interesting work.  We are now thinking about our plans for the future and what we would like to be when we grow up.





Geography Day and Book Day

Year 2 visited France, India and Italy finding out about the different customs of these countries as well as trying delicious croissants, poppadoms and pizza. We also came into school dressed as our favourite character from a book which is why Mog is serving pizza!

Book Week 

We read the "Flat Stanley" books and found out how he became flat in the first place and the exciting adventures he had afterwards.  Can you imagine being put in an envelope and posted when you want to visit a different place?   Did you take your Flat Stanley anywhere exciting after he arrived through the post? 


Let's Celebrate!



Wow!  What a fantastic time we all had.  First there was the trip to the planetarium - it was out of this world!  Lying back in those big, comfy seats watching the earth, sun and moon was just amazing.  And then when the roof "opened" and we saw the night sky - it was breath taking. 


 "Hey Ewe"

That curious sheep, Calvin, he was right to stay awake because something exciting did happen - the baby Jesus was born.  Our Christmas play was brilliant and we had so much fun singing and dancing.  


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Colours of the World

This half term our topic has been ‘Colours of the World’. Our class bears have invited their friend Elmer the Patchwork elephant to help us learn about colour.
Each week we have learnt about a different colour and what happens when we mix colours. We have experimented to mix colours and make different tones.
We had lots of fun going on a colour walk to explore different colours in the natural environment.

We have also been learning about why colour and light are important parts of celebrations all over the world.