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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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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 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