WOW! What a great start to the year! The children have quickly and positively settled into year 2 and responded well to new rules and routines.
We kicked off the term with a stunning start for our Geography topic, The United Kingdom. The children had to demonstrate both listening and teamwork skills to complete a huge scavenger hunt around the school grounds. They had to work together to read and decode each clue in order to find the next. At the end, they had to solve the puzzle in order to make each flag of the four nations. We then continued to look at where in the UK we live, the four nations and their capital cities.
Story Telling Festival:
The last week of this term saw a whole school celebration of everything CREATIVE using imagination and super story telling skills to spark & support reading advancement. We kick started the week by dressing up as our favourite Roald hl characters. We had characters from Willy Wonka, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Witches and so many more! Year 2 were also lucky enough to take part in a Caribbean storytelling and cooking workshop, where they got to make and try a range of Caribbean cuisine.
This term Year 2 have been reading the story ‘No Such Thing as Nessie’ by Chani McBain and Kirsteen Harris-Jones. We have been busy predicting, clarifying, summarising and reflecting upon this story so we can retell it fluently. To finish our English this term we enjoyed making Nessie’s favourite treat – Shortbread biscuits!
Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the parental event. If you haven’t already had yours Miss Clarke, Mrs Bruce. Miss Owen and Mrs MacIntyre will continue to have parent consultations in term 2. During these meetings we will discuss how your children have settled and set some targets to work on throughout their time in Year 2. These will either be face to face or via phone.