A very warm welcome to our class page.

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Please check our class page regularly to see what we have been doing in class and around school. 

Summer Fayre – Friday 7th July

Your child can be collected from their classroom door at 2.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Our Visit to Hartlepool

Despite the wet weather, Year 2 had a fabulous visit to the National Museum of The Royal Navy.

Everybody enjoyed the tour of HMS Trincomalee and we were fascinated to find out that this immense ship is 200 years old and was built in India. We learnt the names of the different parts of the ship and about where certain phrases such as ‘toe the line’ came from. We got to see what pirates would have eaten, where they slept and even saw their toilets – yuk! We learnt so much in our Pirate Workshop from how to tie a knot to finding out what pirates washed their clothes in. Check out the photographs I have posted.

As usual, the behaviour of our children was exemplary  and they asked lots of interesting questions – well done me hearties!!

A big thank you to our parent volunteers who helped on our visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten steps to squeaky clean hands!

We were delighted to share our instructions for washing hands with Year 1.

They listened well and followed instructions carefully.

This was a great link with our science work on hygiene.

FOREST SCHOOL

Our Year 2 children have had a fabulous week with Mrs Cox in our environmental area. They have learnt so many new skills such as tying knots when making bows and arrows and making things from natural materials. They have also developed their team working skills when den building. Their final experience was in the fire pit where they got to prepare, cook and eat pancakes. Check out the photographs posted.

CREATIVE HOMEWORK

We hope your child has shared with you their new creative homework tasks. I can’t wait to see what the children will produce this half term. Progress check dates for this half-term are:

Monday 12th June, Monday 26th June and Monday 10th July.

Keep working hard to gain those 15 points.

 

 

THE SUMMER TERM

We have so much to look forward to in the summer term. We have sports days, the summer fayre and hopefully the sunshine to look forward to.

Our topic this term is PIRATES and we have already asked lots of questions such as ‘Were there any female pirates?’ ‘Where did pirates travel to?’ ‘What did pirates eat?’ Hopefully we will find out all of the answers. We also have an educational visit to Hartlepool Marina to look forward to on Thursday 29th June.

Our new days for PE are Mondays and Wednesdays – please make sure your child has a kit in school. Please also remember to send a filled water bottle to school with your child everyday – these can be refilled in school over the course of the day – this is particularly important as the weather gets warmer. Please ensure that children have reading books and diaries in school everyday.

All other information and dates can be found on curriculum overviews sent home. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Mrs Bainbridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y2 Visit to Synagogue

We had the most amazing visit to The Newcastle Reform Synagogue this morning. Many thanks to Isobel, Fred and Barbara for hosting the visit.

The first hand experience that we had of going to the synagogue made all of our learning very meaningful. Children got to see all of the important features in the synagogue and got to hear some greetings in Hebrew. They also found out about some very important celebrations such as a Bar Mitzvah.

Children were very excited when they saw the Torah Scrolls and this enabled them to understand how important they were to Jewish people. At the end of our visit our hosts commented on how polite, well behaved  and knowledgeable our Year 2 children were.

Well done Year 2, you  are a real credit to yourselves and our school!

 

Many Thanks

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

 We have further developed our scientific knowledge, understanding and skills this week through a variety of activities. We now know what a habitat provides for the plants and animals that live there. We also know what a microhabitat is and we explored these in our school grounds. We know what a food chain is within a habitat and we have learnt lots of new scientific vocabulary. On Friday we enjoyed creating animals for an ocean food chain. Have a look at the photographs posted.