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Andy Goldsworthy-inspired art part 2…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:12am

Using the natural resources that we collected last time, we explored  some of the key elements of art to create our own work. This session we sketched the leaves paying attention to FORM….

…made a foam template and used them for some two-tone lino printing, paying attention to COLOUR…

…and finally made some natural sculptures using the laminator, paying attention to PATTERN.

Transition Meeting follow up

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:11am

Thank you to all the parents who came to the meeting on Wednesday. We really appreciate your support in helping us ready your child for moving into Year 3.

Some parents have requested the 5 key well-being skills and 5 key academic skills that we discussed on Wednesday to be readily available. They will be going out in a booklet, but for your reference we’ve included them here too.

  • Be able to get dressed/changed for PE quickly
  • Be responsible for own book bag and coat/jumper
  • Be able to enter/exit the building without adult supervision
  • Be able to tie shoelaces
  • Be responsible for handing in homework weekly


  • Be able to read, write and say the 2x 5x 10x tables
  • Be able to read for a sustained 10 minutes – and talk about what they have read
  • Be able to write a date and title, and use a ruler to underline
  • Be able to write simple sentences with a full stop and a capital letter
  • Neat, joined handwriting

Important News! Transition meeting for Year 2 parents

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:10am

On Wednesday morning at 9.15am Miss Wendt and Mrs Roberts will be holding a meeting for allYear 2 parents.

As you already know, your children will be moving into Year 3 in September. In order to prepare your children for some changes in daily routine, we would like to meet with you to talk about the transition between Year 2 and 3, and what school will be doing to help your child.

We want to make the move to Year 3 as straightforward as possible; therefore we will be starting some of the transition processes after the half term holiday whilst your child is in Year 2.


What can I make with…?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:09am

Year2 are creating different items with recycled materials. They have been collecting ‘junk’ from home and are now going to design their own creation – will it be a new toy, a useful object, a place to store things?

A fashionable timeline!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:09am

We were looking at recycling different materials and it made us think about the clothes we wear. Can clothes be recycled? What do you think?

We decided they could – we looked at popular fashion from decades ago and saw some things that we would wear today! Have a look at our timeline and see if there are any items of clothing that look familiar!

How is paper recycled?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am

Making Andy Goldsworthy-inspired natural sculptures

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am

Autumn is the perfect time of year for some art, and Andy Goldsworthy is the perfect source of inspiration…. first we explored his natural, temporary sculptures and then went outside to find materials for our own. More to follow!

How is paper recycled?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am

We have been using this video clip in class to look at how paper is recycled. We started by making notes, which we are going to turn into an explanation text.

Can you work out what our next topic is?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:07am

When we come back from Easter holidays, we have a lot of hard work to do! As you all know Year 2 will be sitting their KS1 SAT’s – we’ve been working hard all year for our chance to shine!

Our topic is something that is very relevant to our planet today (oooh…a big clue!). Have a look at the image below and see if you know what we will be studying!

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8…and smile!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:07am

Working hard to practise our performance… keep counting and smiling!

Happy Easter everyone!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:07am

On Tuesday we held our Easter celebration! Have a look at our beautiful bonnets!

Dragon Dance!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:06am

lick the link to see our video of the amazing dragon dance around school!

Reading Buddies

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:06am

Year 6- Year 4 paired reading on a sunny afternoon…

…what could be nicer than reading with a friend?

Easter Celebrations!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:05am

Come and join KS1 for their Easter Celebration! We will be singing sings and showing off our Easter creations!

Join us in the hall, 9.10am on Tuesday 28th March!

Making Masks!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:04am

Looks interesting Year 2! As part of our China topic we have been looking at different aspects of Chinese culture. Today we have been challenged to make some Chinese masks, to use as part of our surprise coming up soon!

Spooky Times!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:04am

This week we have been reading and acting out scenes from spooky HAUNTED HOUSE stories to collect ideas for writing! Check back soon for some of our ideas!

24 Hour Time

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 9:01am

Well done for all your fabulous hard work during booster session this Easter!

If you want to secure your time skills, click on the picture to go to a page of fabulous games to play.

Healthy food and lifestyle

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:58am

We have been learning about healthy food. We had to design a healthy plate with fruit and vegetables, protein such as meat, fish and poultry and carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice and pasta. Eating healthy foods makes our bones stronger and makes us more active because it gives us energy! 


Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:56am

We have been investigating height and length this week in our Maths lessons. We used cubes because we know how important it is to use units which are the same so we are measuring accurately.


Debate writing

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:56am

We have been learning to write a debate. Logan – “A debate is a bit like an argument but it’s like a good argument not a bad argument.” We were trying to discover if old toys or new toys are better.

Let’s go fly a kite…

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:55am

We made kites as part of our Connected Curriulum topic. We had to design the kites and say how we would join them together. We learnt the song ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ from Mary Poppins. We were so excited when we got to take our kites out and fly them. It was a super windy day so they flew really high!

Puppets alive!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:55am

After our Punch and Judy show we decided to make our own puppets. Our teachers taught us how to sew! We designed our puppets and sewed them together.

We read the story of Pinocchio and thought it would be a good idea to try and make our puppets come to life. We planned our story on a story mountain, making sure we had a beginning, problem, resolution and ending. We named our puppets and decided what we wanted to happen to them. Some puppets were at the beach and got dragged away by a huge wave. Some puppets were taken by an evil witch or wizard and had to find a way to escape! We all came up with amazing ideas. Miss Calvert was so impressed because it was the first time we had written our very own story from scratch!

Outdoor games

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:52am

We have been going outside to play lots of games from the past. We played duck duck goose and hopscotch. Lots of us have been choosing to play duck duck goose in our playtime because we enjoyed it so much!

Punch and Judy!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:49am

We had a visitor in to school called Martin. He was so funny! First of all he did some magic tricks and made us some animal balloons. He even made Darcie and Nathan get married!

Then he showed us his puppets called Punch and Judy. His puppets were very old and he told us all about the history of Punch and Judy shows. He then made the puppets come to life! He put on a very funny show.

We got to play with the puppets afterwards and had a go at putting on our own puppet show. It was the best morning ever!

Noughts and crosses

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:49am

We have been playing games from the past as part of our Connected Curriculum topic. We love this game and we even managed to beat Miss Calvert once. We were so happy!

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