Chinese New Year 2017

This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 28th and this year will be the Year of the Rooster.

We learned all about Chinese New Year in assembly and today we have taken part in some traditional Chinese dancing.

Every class went into the hall; we found out more about Chinese New Year and  how it is celebrated all over the world, then we took part in a traditional Dragon Dance!

Happy New Year!  or  Kung Hei Fat Choy!      

Chinnese Dragon 24.1.17

 

 

Year 2 Titanic Day

This half term the children in year 2 have been learning about the Titanic.  They have explored why the ship sank, why more people were not saved and how many people sadly died.  They have also found out what lessons were learned and how things have changed today.

To celebrate the topic the children had a Titanic day.  The children chose to dress as either a First Class or a Third Class passenger and they were allocated name labels and tickets on arrival.  The year one children waved them all off as they entered the ‘mighty ship’.  The classrooms were divided into first class and third class and the children experienced a range of activities as part of the day.  These included dining and leisure activities suitable to the time.  A great hit was the dancing!

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Diwali - November 2016

Last week the children learned about the Hindu festival Diwali -'The Festival of Lights.'  One of the highlights was a visit from a trained Indian dancer who taught all of the children an Indian dance.  To finish the week the children's diyas (clay lamps) were lit during the assembly. 

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Reading Workshop

On 4th November we had our second reading workshop for Key Stage 1 parents.  The parents were informed of the learning to read process and how they can support their children at home with reading.  At the end of the session there was an opportunity for each parent to read with their own child.   The meeting was very well attended and we were delighted with the response.

 

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Please click here for a copy of the Powerpoint.

Please click here for a copy of the reading leaflet.

Sports Day 18th July 2016

Following the planned Sports Day that we had to cancel, we held our Sports Day today.
We went out early at 9.15, as a hot day was forecast.
The children were in Country teams following an Olympic theme. The teams were; USA, India, New Zealand, Brazil  South Africa and UK.
The children did a 'Round Robin' of activities such as javelin, hurdles etc, then we had running races.
The scores were;
6th place     South Africa       508 points
5th place     New Zealand      595 points
4th place     USA                   636 points
3rd place     India                  642 points
2nd place    UK                     664 points
1st place     Brazil                 665 points
The Brazil team captains received the cup from Mrs Vongas and the winning team did a lap of honour.
Well done to all the children!
 
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