Sea life Centre and Lego Discovery

What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday!

As part of our topic, we visited Birmingham Sea life centre to learn about what lives in the seas around the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. We saw lots of weird and wonderful fish and other creatures including jelly fish, sea horses, beautiful tropical fish, as well as some very scary looking piranhas and enormous sharks that swam around us as we walked through the tunnel.

After we had enjoyed seeing all the wonderful sea creatures, we walked over the canal bridge to Lego Discovery. We watched a 4D Lego movie, went on a Lego ride, played in the soft play and built lots of Lego models.

We all had a wonderful day and behaved beautifully.

PE in Year 2

This term we are really enjoying our Yoga sessions with Mrs Rusby. We have been remembering lots of the poses from last year like ‘The cat’, ‘The Dog’, ‘Sleeping lions’, ‘ mountain’ and ‘The bat’. We have also learnt lots of new positions; some a bit trickier than others!  We have also played a game of ‘who can lie the stillest’ – some of us found this a bit of a challenge too!

In Gymnastics, we got out the wall bars to develop our travels, balances and rolls. We really enjoyed investigating high and low positions.  

Christmas in Year 2

What a busy couple of weeks we have had leading up to Christmas! We have made lots of Christmas crafts to take home including: Clove oranges, 3D Christmas trees, iced Christmas shortbread and peg doll angels. We had lots of fun joining in with Year 1 making our Christmas goodies.

We had a lovely Christmas party; playing games like pass the parcel, musical statues and Corners game. On the last day we played a Christmas quiz .

Everyone has worked really hard in our first term in year 2. We hope you all have a magical Christmas with lots of fun and laughter.

Thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts you have given to us, they are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Kenyan Teachers visit

What a wonderful few days we had with our visiting Kenyan teachers. They had travelled all the way from Nairobi to come to visit our school. 

Our visitors spent a busy weekend with Mrs Stanley and Mrs Osborn in Worcester looking around the Cathedral and going for a traditional afternoon tea, then Sunday at The Birmingham German Market.

On Monday morning they came to school and joined in straight away with our lessons – Money and instructions to make a cup and ball toy in year 2, soup tasting in year 3 and 4. At break time they joined in with skipping. They had a lovely time in Forest school with year 1 and joined in with singing and story telling in Pre-school and Reception. They also went swimming with year 3 and 4. We planted two special trees in our Sensory garden to commemorate their visit.

It was an amazing experience for all of us – the feedback they gave us about our school was so lovely. They were really impressed with the children’s behaviour and were inspired by way we teach and our school environment.  They  said they will go back to Nairobi with lots of new ideas for their school.

We hope to be able to send a parcel of ‘goodies’ for the children at Langata West Primary school where they teach to enable them to have a small gift in the New Year.

Year 2 Multi skills

Year 2 had a fantastic time at Droitwich Leisure centre taking part in lots of different races. They worked as a team to race against other First schools in the pyramid. There were lots of relay races; including skipping with a hoop, hockey, rugby and running. It was great fun.

First Half term in Beech class

It has been a really busy half term in year 2.

We have enjoyed reading and writing about Traction Man’s adventures. In Science, we tested different materials and decided which would be the best one to design Traction Man’s cape.

Our Toys topic has  has taught us a lot about the history of toys – We brought in some old toys that belonged to our parents and grand parents, we ordered them on a time line. Mrs. Robinson has joined in with our Music lessons and taught us some lovely music to go with our toys topic.

In computing we have been using a Lego programme to build models that move, we loved doing this. We have been carrying on with our cookery each week. We have really enjoyed going in the forest this half term.

Hartlebury Museum

We had a fantastic day at Hartlebury museum looking at and playing with the old toys.

It was a very wet and  rainy day, but that didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves! We split into two groups – one group went to look at the old toys with David, who told us all about them. The second group went to play with the old toys in the Great Hall. Then we swapped over.

After lunch, we had a look at the transport museum – we loved the old gypsy caravans and wagons. Then we looked around The Bishop’s Palace, before going back to the toy museum to play with some more toys and draw our favourite ones.

Even though the weather was miserable, we certainly weren’t – we had lots of fun and our teachers were very proud of our beautiful behaviour!

Welcome to Beech Class

What a busy start to the year we have had!
In Maths we have been experimenting with different ways to make numbers to 100 as well as looking at the place value of each digit in the number.
We received a parcel in our topic lesson – it was wrapped in Christmas paper and contained a letter. Inside the parcel was a ‘Traction Man’. We are now finding out about his adventures in the story ‘Traction Man is Here’.
We have also carried out some Science investigations – comparing Seasons and planting bulbs so that we can watch then grow. A group of us baked muffins in our first cookery lesson; we are all looking forward to having a go before Christmas.

Welcome Back

Welcome back. Watch this space to see the exciting things we get up to soon.