9th November Year 2 Titanic Day

As part of our topic on The Titanic, Year 2 children came to school today dressed as passengers on the 'Unsinkable Ship'. Their learning was enriched by spending the day on board.

The Captain welcomed all the passengers, then the children spent the day in 1st or 2nd Class, finding out about life at sea.

"I was the crew, serving people and seeing if they were alright. There were no lights on, someone said 'Iceberg ahead' but the Captain didn't listen, he was doing important stuff" (Jude)

"The Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean because it hit an iceberg. Third class people had to go on the poop deck, it was small. In 1st Class, they had lemonade, they pretended it was champagne!" (Mercedes)

"I was lucky, I was in First Class. In the restaurant we got lemonade and a biscuit, we would have fruit too. In 3rd class they had bunk beds so they could get more passengers in. The beds were harder than in 1st class but they were still nicer than the beds they had at home"(Poppy)

"In First Class there was a heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, a gymnasium, a squash court, a library and a ballroom. We had proper music to dance to in 1st Class!" (Rees)

 new Badgers Class

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The Owl Man

As part of Year 2's topic, 'If you go down to the woods tonight' the children have been learning about nocturnal animals, including owls.

The Owl Man (aka John Hewson) visited us and showed some of his owls to the Year 2 children.

The owls that he brought along included a spectacled owl, an eagle owl, a milky owl and a barn owl.

He told the children some amazing owl facts and all the children had the opportunity to put on the special protective glove and hold Billy the Barn Owl!

 

 

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Sponsored Walk Grand Total

We are delighted to announce that we raised very nearly £2,500!

Many thanks go to all our children at the Infant and Junior Schools and to family and friends who generously sponsored them.

Sponsored Walk for Melon School in Kenya

Despite the weather forecast we held our sponsored walk with the Junior children today and for the most part the rain stayed away!

There was a track marked out which went round both schools; the circuit was very nearly 1km.

Every child made an incredible effort to walk round the track 10 times; some even snook in a few more circuits!

The best thing about the morning was seeing siblings, cousins and friends from both schools walking together.

Many thanks to all the parents and staff who walked with and encouraged the children.

Thanks too to everyone who has offered sponsorship.

We look forward to letting you know the grand total; very well done to everyone!

 

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