Today is the first day of Advent for Christians.
In our weekly RE lessons, we will be learning why Christmas is an important time for Christians. I have added a video below which will help you to understand about Advent.
I hope that you and your families will take part in Litter to Glitter and create a decoration for our Christmas tree using items from your recycling.
I can't wait to see your creations and our finished tree!
If you would like to make a Christingle at home with your family, don't forget that you can pick up your kits after school next week for £3. They will be under the cover as you exit school.
Please do not gather here and ensure that you are socially distanced.
You can send pictures of your finished Christingle and you making them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking forward to seeing these too.
PTA are also planning activities that you can take part in leading up to Christmas.
I hope that you are having wonderful weekends.
See you on Monday.
Hello Year 2!
I hope that you have had a wonderful October half term with your families.
I have enjoyed my week at home with my family. We have taken Jesse (our dog) on some walks to Kinver and around our local area. The deciduous trees are looking beautiful with their autumnal colour leaves.
I have also been reading lots. I have read Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets by Jeanne Willis, The Witches by Roald Dahl (I wanted to read it again before watching the new movie) and An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo (this book is for upper Key Stage 2 children).
We have carved some pumpkins for Halloween and coloured in some poppies to put in our window in preparation for Armistice Day (11th November) and Remembrance Sunday (8th November 2020). The poppy is worn to remember and honour people from the Armed Forces. At 11 am on Remembrance Sunday and on the 11th November each year, there is a 2 minute silence when we stop and remember them. The poppy is also worn as a sign of hope for a peaceful future.
You can download a poppy poster to colour in if you would like from here: https://www.poppyshop.org.uk/products/download-a-remembrance-poppy
I also got a little excited thinking about next half term and ... Christmas!!
I bought our Christmas Advent Calendar!
I hope that you enjoy your weekend and I will see you on Monday. Don't forget that our timetable has changed and that you now need to wear your PE kit on Wednesday and Friday!
See you soon!
Best wishes from Miss Low.
Well, we are settled back into school life and our new routines. The children seem happy and are trying their best in all that we do.
Our theme this half term is called, 'To Infinity and Beyond,' and whilst being about Space is focused on Earth and the Moon. We have been learning to name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans of Earth and we are learning about the moon and why the first moon landing was a significant event in history. We are also going to learn about astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins; Helen Sharman (who was the first British astronaut and first woman to visit the Mir space station) and Mae C Jemison (who was the first black woman to travel into space).
We have been reading, 'The Marvellous Moon Map,' by Teresa Heapy; 'The Way Back Home,' by Oliver Jeffers and will be working on 'Here we are, notes for living on planet Earth,' by Oliver Jeffers.
Our class read has been, 'The Hodgeheg,' by Dick King-Smith and next we are sharing 'The Jenius,' by Dick King-Smith.
In RE we are learning about Muslims. A part of this has been understanding why the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is important to Muslims and why he inspires them. We have been thinking about who inspires us. Miss Low shared that she has been inspired by her favourite primary school teacher and tries to be like her and also finds Malala Yousafzai inspiring because she fought for girls right to education and learning in her country, Pakistan.
Your child may like to talk to you about who you find inspiring and why.
Hello Year 2 of 2020/2021!
I hope that you will have a wonderful summer holiday and I look forward to being your new teacher in September when we return back to school.