World Book Day
Today we celebrated World Book day by coming to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Everyone had a wonderful day and enjoyed lots of reading themed activities. The theme of World Book Day this year is ‘You are a Reader’. In our World Book Day assemblies we talked about how we are readers, our favourite authors and why reading is so important. We also showcased our impressive costumes and discussed the characters we were dressed as. Our World Book Day winners, Aland and Dejah, who were dressed as the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and Belle from Beauty and the Beast, both received a Golden Ticket to redeem against a book of their choice. After our celebration assembly, we were so excited to welcome our secret teacher, Miss Smith from EYFS, into our classroom to share a story with us. Finally, we had the chance to join with Year 5 and paired up to enjoy books together.
Thank you to all parents and carers for your support and effort with the fantastic costumes that were on display today. We are so glad that everyone had such a great day and keep reading!
Children’s Mental Health Week
This week we celebrated Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together. Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone.
Year 2 spoke about the people who can help them and lift them up when they are sad. They also talked about different things they could do to help themselves to feel a little happier. The children created ‘Support Balloons’ to show the people who lift them up and how they join together to form our support network.
As part of their well-being afternoon this Friday, Year 2 practised relaxing using breathing techniques and meditation.
Well done to Year 2 on their fantastic Nativity. You all worked so hard to learn your actions and songs to tell us the special story of Jesus' birth. You are amazing! You can watch the Key Stage 1 Nativity on your child's Google Classroom Page.
Year 2 children really enjoyed their school Christmas Lunch this week. They pulled crackers, shared jokes and listened to lots of festive music. It was so lovely to see such big smiles on everyone's faces. Thank you very much to Dan and Maria for cooking such a delicious meal.
A Visit From Santa
Year 2 were so excited to see Santa this week. He even gave us an early Christmas present. Thank you Father Christmas.