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Year 2 Class Assembly

Florence Nightingale visits Year 2

Year 2 have been finding out about significant people from the past. As part of their research, they have been looking at Florence Nightingale. Luckily, she was able to visit us in school and share her achievements and what life was really like during her lifetime.

 

Florence brought in some items for us to touch and see. There was also some smells so that we could really imagine what it was like at the hospital in Scutari.

We also did some drama. The children could choose whether to be porters or nurses.

They had to:

  • Travel to Scutari on a boat for 2 weeks
  • Clean the hospital at Scutari
  • Remove all dirty bandages and bedding
  • Use clean clothes and clean sheets
  • Get rid of all the rats
  • Make sure that any injured soldiers had clean bandages
  • Give the soldiers healthy food to eat
  • Empty bed pans!!!

 

Florence Nightingale was significant because she changed how people were looked after when they were ill. Her changes to nursing are still used today. She was known as the “Lady of the Lamp” because at night time she would go and check on the soldiers with a small lamp in her hand.

Year 2 really enjoyed their visit from Florence Nightingale.

Mrs T Smith

Year 2’s trip to Nell Bank

On Thursday 25th May 2017 Year 2 set off on an adventure to Nell Bank in Ilkley. The aim of their visit was to learn about Animal Habitats and how animals use their senses.  

Once we got there we split into groups. We all had a turn at the following activities:

The Badger Sniff (a smelling trail), the Mole Walk (a blindfold trail), The Mouse Maze (being a mouse(prey) avoiding the owl (predator), The Rabbit Run (to see which animal can get down a hole), Pond dipping, Minibeasting and finally Water play.

When we were minibeast hunting we had to sort and classify the creatures into animals with no legs, animals with 2 legs, 4 legs, 6 legs, 8 legs and too many legs to count. Once we had observed the creatures, we had to let them go carefully back into the wild.

Whilst we were pond dipping we found lots of different creatures who live in and around ponds. Some even changed their habitat from the pond to the land and air.

We found a wide variety of creatures in and around the pond. There were water boatman, water spiders, water snails, newts, dragonfly nymphs, mayfly nymphs, tadpoles, froglets, mayflies and dragonflies.

 

Finally, it was time to explore and have fun in the water play area. We really enjoyed ourselves here as it had been a very hot and busy day.

 

After being such intrepid explorers and mini scientists we were all ready for a sit-down and the ride back to school.

We had worked hard and played hard!!

We all had a super, sunny, sensational day out!!

Year 2 – The day Florence Nightingale came to St. Paul’s.

Florence Nightingale visited St Paul's to explain all about her life and work.

Florence Nightingale visited St Paul’s to explain all about her life and work.

She brought with her artefacts from Victorian times.

She brought with her some artefacts from Victorian times.

There were some smelling boxes that smelt of sweaty sock and dirty laundry!

There were some smelling boxes that smelt of sweaty socks and dirty laundry!

Florence explained how she was going to make the hospitals in Scutari cleaner and safer.

Florence explained how she was going to make the hospitals in Scutari cleaner and safer for the soldiers, who had been fighting in the Crimean War. This was because more soldiers were dying due to the poor conditions in the hospital rather than their battle injuries.

The soldiers needed clean beds, sterile bandages, and healthy food.

She knew that the soldiers needed clean beds, sterile bandages, and healthy food.

She needed lots of nurses and porters to help her.

Florence needed lots of nurses and porters to help her.

Rats needed to be killed and removed.

Rats needed to be killed and removed.

Bed pans needed emptying.

Bed pans needed emptying and cleaning.

Clean bandages need to be put on the soldiers injuries.

Clean bandages needed to be put on the soldiers injuries.

The soldiers could then have a much better chance of getting better.

The soldiers could then have a much greater chance of getting better.

So, thank you Florence Nightingale for helping the soldiers in Scutari and for telling us about your life and work>

So, thank you Florence Nightingale for helping the soldiers in Scutari and for telling us about your life and work.

If you would like to more about Florence Nightingale ask a child in Year 2. They now know lots about her.

Thank you

Mrs T Smith

Whole school “Talk for writing” assembly.

Year 2 – Drama Workshop

Year 2 took part in a drama workshop in which they learnt:

  1. How to project their voices.
  2. How to use facial expressions to show feelings and emotions.
  3. What a stereotype is.
  4. How to do a freeze frame.

They participated in activities to support their understanding of these four area of learning.IMG_1997

Children were interviewed by the rest of the class whilst they took on the role of a different character.

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Then in small groups they created a “freeze frame” to show a range of jobs.

Can you guess what jobs the children are showing?

Check out the facial expressions to see if they help you.

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SATs information for Year 2 and Year 6 parents

The DFE have released this video to give parents some more information about SATs for KS1 and KS2 children.

Please follow the link to find additional information about your child’s SATs tests in May.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2016-national-curriculum-tests-for-key-stages-1-and-2-information-for-parents

Year 6 parents, your child should have taken home a revision guide and advice for the tests.

Year 2 parents, your child should have taken home a letter explaining about the assessments too.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us

Miss Charles & Mrs T Smith