Year 2 had a fantastic day at Beaumanor Hall yesterday, the weather was perfect and so was the behaviour of the children. They all took part in a Robin Hood Survival day and plenty of adventure was had by all. We made amazing Robin Hood hats using natural materials from the woods that Phillip Treacy would have been proud of. Then the class went on a woodland walk hiding from the Sheriff of Nottingham and collecting up the wanted posters before anyone got caught!
After lunch, we went back to the woods and the children were given the task of creating weatherproof dens using ropes, tarpaulin sheets and anything else they could find. These were tested with a watering can to mixed results but judging by the laughter and chatter everyone absolutely loved it, even if they did get wet. All of the hard work was rewarded with a cup of ‘Squirrel stew’ (hot chocolate) round a campfire. A perfect end to a perfect day.
Well done to everyone in the Hey Ewe performances this week. You were all amazing! Here are a selection of photographs for your enjoyment. Everyone was amazing, singing the songs, saying their lines and smiling at the audiences. Ewe were amazing!
Welcome back everyone to the start of Year 2. We have had a busy week working hard already with reading, writing and working on new displays in the classroom. Everyone has made a new friend and is happy!
This week has been assessment week and we have been working so hard! When we’ve had a spare moment we have been checking our bean plants and making some further observations. Some of the bean plants are growing very tall, leafy and green thanks to Lucas watering them regularly!
“Some of the plants aren’t really growing as well as others. I think this is either because they haven’t had enough water, or they’ve had too much water, or maybe they were planted under too much soil.” – Lucas
Ben Massey has experienced one of his proudest ever moments after writing two pages of an excellent story as part of his writing assessment. Well done Ben!
“I felt so proud. I was covered in stickers!” – Ben
This week in science, 2W have been learning all about gardening and have planted their own sunflower seeds. Over the next few weeks we will be looking closely at how the sunflower seed changes as it grows. The children have even begun designing their own seed packets.
“Science has been fun because we have had the chance to design our own seed packets to keep our seeds in.” – Kitty
“Planting the seeds was really exciting” -Ben
” I can’t wait to see how my sunflower turns out. I wonder how tall it will get.” – Hukam
At swimming we have been working on our front crawl and developing our confidence in the water. Mrs Roberts can see us improving week on week!
“I love swimming and I think I’m getting stronger and quicker all the time” – Finn
On a sad note, we have had to say good bye to Mrs Harlow as it was her last day today. She has been so kind and helpful to all of us and we will miss her very much.
This week we have been continuing our work on ancient Egypt with a special focus on the river Nile and why it was so important to the Egyptian people. In art the children created some beautiful collages of the river and we’ve made a fantastic display in our classroom.
“I’ve learned lots of facts about the river Nile” Lucas
“I loved making my collage with different materials” Ben
Since returning to school after easter 2W have been getting to know their new teacher Mrs Roberts and have done a great job of making her feel welcome.
Mrs Roberts has been super impressed by all the children’s Egyptian pyramid projects and the accompanying facts were fascinating.
As part of our science work the children have become young gardeners and have started an experiment to see what conditions are best for a seed to grow.
“I’ve enjoyed looking at Egyptian artefacts” – Rubén
“I’ve enjoyed planting seeds”-Eva
“I’ve liked our literacy lessons with Mrs Roberts on The Twits” Om