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Lights, Camel, Action!

What an incredible performance by Key Stage One in our production of Lights,Camel,Action. Well done everyone!

Testing different materials in Science.

The children in Year 2 were investigating which material would be the most suitable to make a new umbrella for Winnie the Pooh to splash about in the rain with. It needed to be waterproof and light. Children had a range of materials to test including paper, cardboard, fabric, plastic and kitchen roll. Using straws, we dropped the water carefully onto the different materials.

Everyone worked hard and the class identified that plastic was the best material to make an umbrella for Winnie the Pooh as it was waterproof and light weight!


In Science this week, we have been thinking about how exercise helps our bodies. Children learnt that exercise gives our heart a workout and strengthens our muscles in different parts of the body. It also helps to keep us flexible and makes us feel good!

In the playground, children designed their own ‘keep fit’ warm up that could last for over a minute and they were then shared to the rest of the group. Everyone had fun in the sun!

Year 2 become outlaws for the day!

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.



Trip to Patchings

Today we visited Patchings Art Farm for our school trip. We met Liz the artist who told us all about aboriginal paintings. We all had a go at doing our own snake aboriginal painting using acrylic paint and cotton buds. We think our snakes and water holes are brilliant!

Thank you to Mrs Wagland for helping us today too!



Hey Ewe!

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

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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!

Working hard this week in 2W

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


Another week flies by!

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.

2w swim


Egyptian fun for all.

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