Here is our work from 2020…
We have done so much work about Christmas, you wouldn't believe.
"I would have thought he would be born in a palace because he was a king but he was born in a stable. But the stable was full of love. And he will know about us because he was ordinary"
"God didn't have time to do stuff with Jesus so he gave Him to Mary to look after Him"
"God chose Mary because she was kind and thoughtful. She was trustable (!)"
"The star was a message from God like the angels were messengers from God"
"Thank you for love and Jesus, Amen"
""You are lovely, God. Thank you"
"Please help everyone love each other. Amen"
"We might thank God for giving us the world. He might thanks us for looking after it"
"I learnt that they weren't Kings. They were wise men and we don;t know how many"
"I learnt that angels are boys"
"I think love is the most important thing"
"God sees the inside so he saw Mary was lovely and kind"
"The baby was a King but He didn't look like a king"
"God sent Jesus to be born because He would be the Saviour of the World"
"The star on the tree is to remind us of The Nativity"
"God sent Jesus to protect the world. He is the same as Jesus"
"God had a big plan. He chose Mary because she was kind. He chose a stable so Jesus could be ordinary. The shepherds show Jesus was for everyone even poor people. The Kings were for people far away. Gold was for a King. Myrrh because he would die. Frankincense to show he would be holy"
"Jesus had someone who always cares - God -and so do we."
"The wise men came at Epiphany not Christmas"
"Dear God make Jesus live for ever so He can go on saving"
Thank you Eliza and he mummy for teaching us about Christmas in Poland. They wait for the first star on Christmas Eve to celebrate. They put hay under the table cloth to remember where Jesus came from. They eat fish."
We made our own Nativity scenes
We love looking at the book advent calendar and reading the little books
Real sawdust and a blow torched roof!
We made Father Christmas and learnt about Saint Nicholas
We made a giant floor map and learnt about compass points and turns
Can you recognise all the characters?
We have enjoyed cooking - we made pizzas
Learning safe chopping skills
Very proud of the finished product
Christmas tree art
great team work
Finding out where the Christmas story took place
We have a maths advent calendar with problems to solve - what toys could you buy that would have a total of 14 legs?
Christmas writing - we have made our own books telling the Christmas story
enjoying a story!
more Christmas maths - using the clues to order the reindeer
Christmas party lunch - complete with extra treats from a kind donor
I think someone enjoyed his chocolate crispie cake!
There we were, enjoying a story when someone very exciting appeared at the door
And he left a sack of presents!
Presents for everyone!
we played musical statues
and other games
and opened all our cards
everyone was so polite, saying thank you for their cards
We all had a really good time
We finished with a film (thank you Hayden) and some more treats that a kind lady gave us
Here is one of the children's Christmas story. (This is all her own punctuation and spelling.) All the others were just as good. Impressive for 6 and 7 year olds, I think!
A long time ago in the far away village of Nazareth, there lived a kind, happy lady called Mary. One day, a bright white angel swooped inside, "you are going to have a special baby who will be saviour of the earth."
Soon their happy endings were ended, because they had to go from Nazareth to Bethlehem. They walked and got extremely tired. It was very tiring indeed. Bethlehem was bursting with people. It was very hard to find space.
Joseph felt uneasy because he knew Mary's specal baby was nearly born BUT the first inn was full! The second inn was full! The third inn was full!!! An intrested innkeeper told them... "you may sleep in my sweet, warm stable." "OK, thank you!" And that's when Jesus was born.
Meanwhile, on the talest hill, on the edge of Bethlehem, shepherds were sleepily watching their grasing sheep. Suddenly they saw a beautiful, gold as jewels angel "Mary has had a special baby in a stable." The shepherds happily dashed to Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, some kings from the far East observed a dazzling star! They hurried after it trustingly to go to Bethlehem to worship the baby in the old stable. They gave him gold because he was a King, frankincense because he was holy baby and myrrh because he would die like us"
Our Christmas stars. In Poland, they wait for the first star on Christmas Eve before celebrations start
Our Christmas trees
Reading the latest book from our Advent Calendar
Sorting Christmas cards - which ones show images from the Christmas story? What do the pictures tell us?
Thank you to everyone who donated trees and decorations
Thank you for the money donations as well, which bought out Christmas post boxes, advent candles and holders and new Nativity sets.
Putting the post box together proved beyond us! Thank you Mrs Lack! It is now ready to be decorated and painted.
Carol singing (quietly and all facing the same direction!!)
We filmed our virtual Nativity which will soon become available to parents
As well as our usual subjects, we have been using Christmas art to learn - for example, why do we have Christmas trees?
longer and shorter
Thank you prayer paper chains
Week beginning 23rd November
We did our phonics screening tests this week. Usually done at the end of Year 1, they were missed in lockdown, so the Government rearranged them! Last year's Year 1s, now Year 2, have just done them as catch up! Well done to all.
Reception have been doing money, and, amazingly, have even been able to give change (think this is a first! Usually, no one can ever understand change!)
Year 1 and 2 have finished writing about Grandad's Island and have planned their own story to write next week - hopefully showcasing their new skills.
We have explored our locality and looked at how weather, day length, temperature, plants and animals change across the months. We have made graphs which show day length is getting shorter and temperature getting colder.
We are preparing for our Christmas play ( a virtual one this year) and have also changed our Collective Worship area ready for Advent.
exploring effect of steepness of gutter
hula hooping - new skill!
acting out our book
What is the meaning of Christmas? Sharing ideas.
Making Christmas cards for our local care home
Preparing for Christmas next week!
Prayer table ready
Christmas counting already crept in!
Another good week.
We have upped the stakes in writing - much more pacey and much more independent - and the children are going well!
In maths, we have moved up a level and, although it is challenging for everyone (staff included!), we are persevering, trying hard and making progress.
In science, we wowed everyone by carrying our experiments independently and doing better than Samphire in drawing conclusions and explaining what we learnt.
We have started learning our Christmas songs as we WILL be doing a Nativity this year - although it will be a virtual Christmas Play! If you have not already had a letter, one will be coming soon!
You can see some of this week's activities below.
shopping - money and healthy food
Mrs Tracy Bower came to lead this
We are competing against other schools but all doing it in our own schools
learning the skills
wb 16th November
We have done Noah in Collective Worship- also useful for counting in 2s!
practising pairs to 10 (eg 4+6), 20 (eg 4 +16) and even pairs to 100 (64+? = 100)
What does Christmas mean?
T brilliantly wrote (independently) "pantomim"
wb 9 Nov 2020
amazing story writing
all the Year 2s are now confident with a thesaurus and choosing ambitious words
having watched Year 2 measuring, everyone was keen to join in
we can measure in cm and metres
programming the beebots
we can now play baby shark!!
Poppy Day Service
what does collaboration look like in our school?
we love the mud kitchen!
We went on a virtual boat trip as part of our Literacy which generated loads of wonderful vocabulary
Children in Need
act your age - one of our maths challenges - a human bar graph
boxes representing tens and units
I can skip!!
It's been another good week with some excellent work.
We have learnt about Guy Fawkes and Firework Safety and started our Black History Month (yes we know it's a month late!) You can see more of our activities below.
Next week we are looking forward to supporting Children in Need with our "Act your Age" challenges and doing more work on "Poppy Day".
making puppets for story telling
wb 2nd Nov
working together to tidy the playground
Our images of God -what we think represents him best
Gold holds the world in His hands
planting bulbs to enhance the village
wb 19th October maths with giant numicon
Prayer time - Our "twist" shows we are better together
pattern and shape
Faith and Eliza are keeping our temperature record - you can see it is getting colder
enjoying birthday cake!
Demonstrating how we get in a tangle when we tell a tissue of lies (collective worship)
Keeping a record of day length
Writing stories - they were sooo impressive!
Just a few reminders...
Long hair should be tied back at all times, please
If girls wear tights in class, they need socks in their PE bags for when changing into PE kit
Y2s should please practice spellings as often as possible (words are in their red spelling log books. This week we are on Unit 3. We gather up words we need to learn during the week and have a "test" on a Monday)
Please let us know if your child has any allergies
Please double check all clothes are named - and please check if you are missing anything as we still have some brand new, unclaimed sweatshirts, PE kit and even a jacket waiting to be returned
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any worries or queries.
You might like to know that Parent Evening appointments are coming up in November (details nearer the time). These may have to be done by phone but it will still be a good chance for a catch up.
sorting food by taste
making Christmas cards
week beginning 5/10/2020
On the bus...
Special Harvest Assembly
counting to 12
practical number lines
pipe cleaner prayers. Thank you for our family
Thank you for all the animals
Now that we have had most of the consent forms back, we can start uploading pictures again. We do like to share what we are doing!
Below is just a small sample of some of our activities....
week 4 w/b 28/9/2020
planting hyacinth bulbs
yoga (indoor alternative to our usual PE!)
Harvest week. We made our own Sukkah based on the Jewish festival
decorating our sukkah with natural items
week 3 w/b 21/9/2020
still using our senses - can we identify what it is from the smell?
why are senses important?
we found one of our froglets from the pond
Finding out what the froglet eats
Mixing paint - "I want to make silver" - knew the right colours to use.
tens and units, part/part/whole recording
Zones of Regulation - How do we feel? How can we fix it if we need to?
Learning about parts of the body
Week 2 (wb 14/9/2020)
Geography - where we live.
Our senses - how does this feel?
Feely bag - using our sense of touch, can we identify the object?
week 1 7/9/2020
Already starting to write.
Our topic is "All about me"