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Year 1 & 2 Children in Need

Here are some photos of years 1 and 2 taking part in children in need.

We had lots of fun completing activities and raising awareness for the charity with Mrs Kilmartin.

Year 2 – Autumn term 2

Hi there,

This is what we will be learning over the next half-term.

  • English –  Poetry – Christmas, Fiction – Little Red Riding Hood, Non-fiction – Recounts
    Maths – Subtraction, Measurement, Multiplication and Division
    Science – Animals, including humans
    Topic – History-Great Fire of London, Geography-Four countries and the capital cities of the UK.
    PE – Dance
    RE – The 10 commandments – Christmas
    ICT – Using the internet for research

Dates to remember!
14.11.17 School photos
17.11.17 Children in need
23.11.17 Class assembly
1.12.17 Christmas Fair
11.12.17 Christmas dinner
13.12.17 Christmas party
14.12.17 Carol concert

Lots of learning and lots of fun.

Mrs T Smith

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 Bridlington 2017

Sports Day Practice

Yesterday, year six went to the cricket field with year one and two. When they arrived, the children split into their families. The year six children in each family then showed the younger children what they should be doing for each activities.

Mr Platt 🙂 

 

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!!

Watch out! There are animals about …

On Thursday, Year 1 and Year 2 had some interesting visitors…

As part of our topic lessons Year 1 have been learning about classifying animals into groups and Year 2 have been learning about living things and their habitats.

A company called Zoolab kindly brought different creatures into school for the children to interact with. Some children (and teachers) were even brave enough to have a hold!

Can you spot:

Talula the tarantula, Rochelle the cockroach, Max the millipede, Bobby the frog, Flapjack the lizard, Eddie the baby tortoise, Sid the snail, Prince and Jonny the snakes, Mylo the hedgehog?

Can you sort the animals into vertebrates and invertebrates?

 

 

The Bamboo Music Man visits Y2

Earlier on in the term Year 2 had a couple of visits from The Bamboo Music Man.

This helped to develop their listening skills and sense of rhythm and pattern.

It was also great fun and very noisy!

Year 2 had an African Art Day

Hello again,

Year 2 had an African Art day which was made up of :

1 Drawing and painting a cartoon style lion.

2 Drawing an elephant using lead and charcoal.

3 Modelling an African Elephant.

Here are some pictures of the children learning, concentrating and creating some very impressive art work. The artist who visited also complimented the children on their attention to their art work and their beautiful behaviour. A good day was had by all involved.

Well done to you Year 2 – you’re amazing!

Mrs T Smith 🙂

 

St.Paul’s Achievements this week

                                          

Whole school attendance: 94.87%

Year Group Attendance Winner: Year 4

Stars of the Week:

R – Ellie.C

1 – Phoebe.C

2 – Leo.W

3 – Jasmine.S

4 – Harry.F

5 – Courtney.B

6 – Samuel.S

Resilience Award:

R – Jacob.D

1 – Keery.R

2 – Samuel .H

3 – N/A

4 – N/A

5 – Codi.L

6 – Preet

Well done everyone!