We love dressing up as Victorians!

On Monday 9th October, Year 2 went to visit Beaumanor Hall to take part in a Victorian Childhood day. Everybody came to school in their fantastic Victorian costumes, including the teachers! We had a superb day and learnt about the origins of the Hall and the family who lived in it. We then experienced life as a servant, working in the cellars, learning why you needed a servant to get dressed if you were a rich Victorian, male and female. Children were able to work in the washing room and then iron the clothes and wrap them up with string in brown paper. After that, we explored what life was like upstairs in the Hall.

In the afternoon, the children joined a Victorian school with a very strict teacher complete with real ink and quill pens, dunce’s cap and cane! We had a superb day and the children behaved excellently. We would like to thank Mrs Mellors and Mrs Phoenix for helping us on our visit.

 

We love working hard!

Another busy week has flown by! Children enjoyed watching their friends perform their Victorian poems and songs. Well done everyone who had a go!
We have made beetroot hats for the Harvest Festival and finished off making Victorian silhouette pictures from photographs. We are all looking forward to visiting Beaumanor Hall on Monday for our trip.

We love exercising!

In Science this week, we have been thinking about how exercise helps our bodies. Children learnt that exercise gives our heart a workout and strengthens our muscles in different parts of the body. It also helps to keep us flexible and makes us feel good!

In the playground, children designed their own ‘keep fit’ warm up that could last for over a minute and they performed them to the rest of the group. Everyone had fun in the sun!

We love feeling happy!

Another week has flown past! We have been using our knowledge that we have learnt about Queen Victoria to write lots of different questions to her, remembering to use a capital letter at the start and a question mark at the end. Isabella wanted to know why she had called her dog, Dash. Yusuf wanted to know why she liked to ride a horse fast.

In Science, we explored lots of ideas about what made us feel happy and we created happy face pictures with speech bubble statements. Here are some pictures of our the class collaging their faces.

We love colour mixing!

This week in school we have enjoyed getting to know each other better. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed having a chess lesson with Mr Williams and starting to learn a new musical instrument.
In Art, we learnt about simple colour mixing and using these skills, children painted a colour wheel and then created a huge eye with 3D eyelashes. They are amazing! All the children have an ‘Eye for Colour’!

Welcome back 2B!

Welcome to our new class this September. Everyone has made a super start and is already working hard. Children brought in an object and told all their new friends about it, as a good way of finding out about each other.

We have a couple of artists, a gymnast, a ballet dancer, dinosaur and Lego enthusiasts, sporty children, a karate lover, Stars Wars fans, a swimmer, a scooter fan and a Pug lover!

We love our summer showcase!

Year 2 has flown by so fast. People say that time flies when you are having fun and it really has!

I am really proud of you all, your hard work and determination. We have had great moments and adventures along the way.

Good luck in Year 3 all of you.

Mrs Baker

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We love being outlaws!

 

Year 2 had a fantastic day at Beaumanor Hall yesterday, the weather was perfect and so was the behaviour of the children. They all took part in a Robin Hood Survival day and plenty of adventure was had by all. We made amazing Robin Hood hats using natural materials from the woods that Phillip Treacy would have been proud of. Then the class went on a woodland walk hiding from the Sheriff of Nottingham and collecting up the wanted posters before anyone got caught!
After lunch, we went back to the woods and the children were given the task of creating weatherproof dens using ropes, tarpaulin sheets and anything else they could find. These were tested with a watering can to mixed results but judging by the laughter and chatter everyone absolutely loved it, even if they did get wet. All of the hard work was rewarded with a cup of ‘Squirrel stew’ (hot chocolate) round a campfire. A perfect end to a perfect day.

We love rounders!

What a fantastic way to end a busy week with a game of rounders with Year 2. Lovely to see great sportsmanship amongst the children today.

There are some amazing batters and fielders out there. Score was Blue team 18 rounders to Red team 13. Well done everyone!!

We love glitter!

We have had fun with glitter this morning to show how clean our hands are. Children put a drop of hand lotion and rubbed them together to spread it out. A pinch of glitter was placed in the palm of each hand and it was rubbed in. Everyone high fived each other to show how quickly it spread.

The children couldn’t believe how quickly the glitter had spread! When they washed their hands with water, some of it remained. When they used soap, the glitter came off quickly. The glitter was acting the same way as germs and everyone was surprised how quickly the glitter had spread! We realised how important it is to wash our hands.

‘It was sticky. We high fived each other and I had different coloured glitter on my hands!’   Christopher