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We went to AAA Sports for an afternoon of Gymnastics and Trampolining. During the afternoon, we developed our skills in balancing, travelling, rolling and jumping. We had an amazing time practising and perfecting skills we already have and learning new ones.
Acts Kindness Day
In Year 2, we read ‘We’re all Wonders’. We thought about ways to be kind to others and why this is important. It helped us realise that small gestures have a big impact on how people feel. We all wrote a kind note to a friend and posted them in our post-box. At the end of the day, we all received a letter that made us smile. Who would you write your kind note to?
Safer Internet Day
For Internet SafetyDay we read the story, ‘Digiduck and the Magic Castle’. The story helped us start a discussion about online gaming focussing on how important it is to keep personal information safe and private. This year the theme was, ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.
The Great Fire of London may have been extinguished in 1666, but we ignited it again at Valley Road. We set fire to the houses we built to recreate the scenes in London all those years ago. Reeva said, “It’s caught fire really quickly!” Nicholas said, “The flames are really hot!” Melody said, “It’s really smoky!”
After we set fire to the houses we toasted marshmallows and made s’mores. Ronaldo said, “These are yummy!” Belle said, “They’re very sticky but really good!”
Children’s Mental Health Week
7th February - 13th February was Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme was Growing Together which is about how our thoughts and feelings change and how we can work together to learn and grow emotionally. In Year 2, we talked about what Mental Health is and ways in which we can look after our own mental health. We discussed how we could help our friends and others to feel good on the inside. We passed an action around the circle to see if we could make our friends smile. We also talked about how we can keep our minds healthy as well as our bodies. We came up with some great ideas! The children said they like to run, dance and sing, so we ran an extra lap of the Daily Mile, we sang songs and we danced to our favourite music.
World book day 2022
Year 2 read ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson and took part in lots of dragon related activities. We wrote our own diary entry pretending to be Zog and read and created our own dragon poems. In Maths, we completed addition and subtraction calculations to reveal a hidden picture and used our place value knowledge to make a mosaic. We had lots of fun creating our favourite characters from potatoes, making our own bookmarks and designing our own dragons.
National Storytelling Week
As part of National Storytelling Week, we explored our favourite stories and used puppets to act them out. We enjoyed sharing stories with our reading buddies in Year 6 and loved listening to Mrs De Muschamp read 'Vlad and the Great Fire of London' to us in the library. We even sang her some of the songs we have been learning about The Great Fire of London. We love singing nearly as much as stories in Year 2!
In Maths, we have been learning about money! We identified the different coins and ordered them from the lowest value to the highest value. We learned that it is possible to use different coins to make the same total.
In Literacy, we explored different types of sentences and used them to write our own fire safety leaflet. We chose our headings carefully and sorted key information into categories.
Big School Birdwatch
We took part in The Big School Birdwatch by surveying the birds we saw in the school grounds and recording our results in a tally chart. We enjoyed finding out about the different birds we saw and using binoculars to observe them more closely. We can't wait to see how our results compare to those across the country!