Where has this half term gone? Our Summer 1 half term has absolutely flown by!! We have been very busy this half term, that busy we have barely had any time at all to share all our fun, exciting new! First of all we were revising for our SATs, next we were sitting our KS1 SATs test and finally we were having a lovely time celebrating our successes and how amazing we all did! We even all made our own special, keep sake out of clay to remind us all in years to come how hard we tried in our first ever school tests.
We wanted to share with you some of the fun and exciting things we have been doing over the past few weeks.
This half term we have been learning all about Florence Nightingale. We learnt why she is famous, how she became famous, where and when she was alive and what she did. We were extra lucky because we had a visit from Flo herself. Florence came and told us all about her life story. She brought with her lots of exciting artefacts, she shared lots of interesting facts we didn’t know and let us dress up as soldiers from the Crimean War and nurses and chefs who helped the injured. We then got to make our very own lavender bags because Florence told us that when she was in the hospitals it smelt that bad that they had to help the soldiers with lavender bags under their noses to avoid the smell of rotting flesh! How disgusting! We had lots of fun learning all about Florence and Miss Duddle took lots of photographs to show you!
Learning about the lady with the lamp has been one of favourite topics so far!
We also took part in a whole school environment week this half term where we learnt all about our environment; what the environment is, what makes our environment beautiful, what spoils our environment and what we can do to help our environment.
We got to swap around classes and visit all the different KS1 teachers to learn about different things in our environment. We love going back and visiting our old classrooms and teachers!
With Miss Varley we thought about our school environment. What is safe and what isn’t. We got to visit the secret garden and look at how we could improve our environment in order to attract more birds and insects.
With Miss Breeze we got to make our very own bird feeders. We are going to put them into our school environment to attract more beautiful birds.
With Miss Mason we discussed the recycling bins in school and what they are used for. We then designed and created our own, exciting recycling bin in order to encourage more children around school to recycle. We made ours into a recycling monster!
With Miss Duddle we discussed which materials can be recycled and which materials can not. We then had a race, in our groups to sort out the different objects on our tables into the appropriate recycling bins! Finally we got to go outside in the glorious sunshine and our task was to be recycling heroes- we had to sort all the equipment in the play pod into appropriate piles ready for the recycling bins.
We are now all environment experts!
Finally here are our superstars of the week!
This week our Superstar Writer pencil goes to Remina for her fantastic independent write on How to Make a Paper Aeroplane. Remind tried so hard will her spellings and used lots of features of instruction writing including time order connectives, conjunctions and imperative verbs. Well done you superstar!
Our mathematician of the week this week goes to Rhylee for his huge amount of effort and determination when learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes this week in maths. Learning to tell the time is so tricky but even when Rhylee found it hard he persevered and kept going until he cracked it! Rhylee is now our time monitor and reminds us when it is break time and lunch time! Well done Rhylee!
Just a quick reminder for our Y2 parents. When we return to school after the half term break it is our Whilow Hall Farm retreat week. Ruby Class children will be attending Whilow on either Wednesday 7th June or Thursday 8th June. I hope the children are as excited as I am to complete farm jobs and go pony riding! 🙂
Finally, I hope you all have a lovely half term holiday and I look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 5th June, rested and ready for our final half term before you become big, grown up KS2 pupils!
Miss Duddle x