End of the Year!
Wow, what a strange year it has been! We can hardly believe it is over, it just seems like such a whirlwind! I wanted to say a last BIG thank you to all of Class 9 (and Class 9 parents!) for making my very first year at WBIS such a special one. I really appreciate all you have done for us - we have had so much fun, and I've never met such a kind and considerate class! I know I will cherish all of the memories we have made this year. You will be FANTASTIC at the Junior School, and I can't wait to hear about all of the amazing things you will be getting up to - everyday is an adventure after all! Have a wonderful summer Class 9, you deserve it!
Lots of love,
Miss Williams x
Yesterday Year 2 went to visit the Methodist Church. We were very fortunate to have lots of lovely people share with us what Christians believe in, and how Christmas is a very important time to them. We listened to the Christmas story, and some of us were even able to wear costumes as the story was told! We talked about the significance of the story and why Christians celebrate Christmas, focusing on the aspect of light. Then we all had a chance to partake in 3 different activities, creating pieces of artwork that represented light. These will be displayed in the church at a later date to go and view yourself! We were all very engaged with our work!
A massive thank you needs to be said for those parents who helped us walk to the church or stayed to help with the activities! You helped make sure that the short walk was safe for the children, and joined in very enthusiastically with the children. The people at the church even commented on how brilliantly everyone joined in, so thank you so much for your help!
Last week Class 9 were the winners of the star trophy once again! That makes Class 9 the first class to have the trophy twice this year! Fantastic work Class 9!
This week we were very lucky to have a talented group come into school called Partake! They helped us as we acted out the whole story of the Great Fire of London together, making sure to go over all the details! We all wore either a fancy waistcoat or a lovely long skirt in the fashion of Tudor London, and some of us got to dress up like Thomas Farriner or King Charles the Second! We acted as the rats that spread the Black Plague (and drew red crosses on our front doors), we watched as Thomas Farriner forgot to put out the last embers of his fire, and we also had the chance to be the fire - using red and yellow ribbon to signify the fire getting bigger and bigger! It was a wonderful, very engaging afternoon!
This week has been a design and technology week for year 2! We have been looking at healthy diets, food groups and eating in moderation. Class 9 decided to design their very own healthy snack! First we tasted ingredients, some we liked a lot more than others! After that, we planned our healthy snack design and chose the ingredients we'd like to use. Then using our designs we made our snacks - then came the tasting! We had a bite and evaluated our snack, talking about what we thought went well, and what we would improve on and change next time. Then we ate the rest - yum!
Today we wrote our own instructions on how to make our snacks, using lots of time connectives and imperative (bossy!) verbs. It has been a very productive week!
On our third week back at school, Class 9 wowed everyone with their shinning behaviour and took home the star trophy for the week! Fantastic work Class 9, you're shinning bright!
As you know the Year 2 cohort went on a fantastic trip to Stonehurst farm as part of the Farm to Fork topic. The children were able to experience what it was like to visit a real farm, with lots of farm animals such as pigs, calves, BIG cows, sheep, even a (very brave and curious) Turkey! We went on a tractor ride to the potato field, and learnt all about how the potatoes are grown, cared for, and what happens after they are grown. Then we got to harvest our own! Farmer Tom was very impressed with all our fantastic questions. We held animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits, and we even helped name them! It was a very busy trip, but we all had lots of fun! Thank you so much to all of the parent helpers who volunteered to go on our trip to ensure the children were safe and happy, we couldn't have done it without you!
As most of you may know, our very own Mrs Pavier was recently on television! She starred on BBC's Panorama to discuss and tackle issues around climate change - it was very interesting! As this was happening, Year 2 were very fortunate enough to get a look at behind the scenes with the lead camera team! In small groups we looked at how to operate the camera, what to press and how to record. We tried on the special headphones to listen to the interview, and some of us used the microphones to interview each other! It was very exciting!
Below are some links to the various areas we will cover in Year 2. The children love using the computers at school, and some of these websites are their favourites!