Children across the school were asked to read in unusual places as part of of our Reading for Pleasure work. Here are a selection of Year 2's very extreme reading!
We visited the Salvation Army as part of our other faiths work. The children found out that the Salvation Army is both a church and a charity. We completed a discovery trail around the church and found that there were many similarities with the Catholic church but also some differences. Thank you to Corporal Steven and all his helpers for a lovely morning!
World Book Day
The children in Year 1 and 2 worked on a carousel of activities based on the books 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl and 'The Ladybird' that Heard by Julia Donaldson.
They started the day by focusing on the chapter where Bruce Bogtrotter eats the Trunchbull's chocolate cake. Children then made chocolate cakes. The children used the junk modelling technique to make make the Trunchbull. She looked very scary!
The children listened to the story The Ladybird that Heard and made animal masks and used the beebots to find the fine prize cow.
In the afternoon, the children listened to the story 'The Smeds and the Smoos' and enjoyed a hot chocolate just like Matilda does in the story.
To end the day, we had a whole school assembly where the children enjoyed the story 'The Great Dog Bottom Swap' The children thought the story was hilarious.
Online Safety Week
The children completed a range of work around Online Safety. They really enjoyed the workshop that parents attended to find out about who we can turn to if we see something online that does not make us feel good.
Creating artwork based on faces
The children completed some standalone art work based on collage and the artist Julien Opie. The children thought carefully about how we should not judge people because of the way that they look.
The children completed a range of work around the story 'The Frankenstein Teacher' by Tony Bradman. We ended the week dressing up as some of our favourite book characters.
Our Local Area Walk - Geography
This term we have enjoyed a trip to the library. We found out how the books are organised, how we can join the library and had a story told to us (which we really enjoyed). Afterwards, we got to choose some books that we would like to read. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all!
Florence Nightingale - Tullie House
We went to Tullie House to find out some more about Florence Nightingale. We looked at a range of artefacts, role played what it would have been like in the Crimean war - dressing up as nurses and soldiers and then interviewed 'Florence Nightingale.' Back at school, we found out about another nurse called Mary Seacole. We have been comparing and contrasting the two nurses.
In RE we have been learning about the faith - Judaism. We found out about Shabbat and looked at the meal that the Jewish people would enjoy on this day of rest. We then tried some grape juice and challah bread. The children were able to see many similarities with the Catholic faith. These included the Creation story and the story of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments.