Welcome to Year 2!
We had so much fun learning about the Great Fire of London through drama thanks to the fantastic workshop run by the Open Box Theatre Company. The children were really engaged and were able to write enthusiastically about the events of 1666.
This week they will be writing a diary in the style of Samuel Pepys. Every child will make a wig to wear and a quill pen to write with. These will be used and worn while the children write about what took place on the first two days of the fire.
In Maths we will be starting our new topic on measurement, in particular length. We will be measuring in centimetres and metres, comparing lengths and using rulers correctly. The children will then be using their skills to solve problems and investigate.
In science we continue to learn about plants and in art we will be creating scenes from The Great Fire of London. We will be developing our skills in Gym and also will be creating our own fire dances in Dance. We really place the importance of physical exercise for all children, not only to improve fitness but also to support personal wellbeing. As a result, we will be participating in the Daily Mile challenge, using our fantastic new track. We already have been out in all weathers and the children are enjoying setting their own goals. Please can you ensure that your child has trainers in school everyday (not plimsols).
In music we will be practising our songs for the approaching Music Festival which will be taking place at the Howard of Effingham School on the 26thMarch. We are very excited about this chance to sing with other schools in the local area and the highlight is always when our school stands up and fills the hall with our beautiful singing. We have however, had a plea from the Office that we now urgently need the permission slips back for the Music festival and Nower Wood trip. Nearly half the year group have not returned permission slips yet. If any parents need a paper copy then there are extra copies in the Infants reception.
It was so lovely to see so many of you at Parent’s evening this week and have the chance to celebrate with you all the progress that your children are making. Thank you for the lovely comments we received and it is so nice to hear how happy the children in Year 2 are. We feel very lucky to be teaching them.
Have a super weekend.
The Year 2 Team
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