Ukulele

Today, we have enjoyed our very first ukulele lesson! We have been singing, dancing, checking current pitch and rhythm levels and learning all about the make-up of the instrument itself! It seems we have some budding musicians in Year 2…

 

Healthy Eating & New Beginnings

This week has been full of opportunities to learn. We have begun our work with Mr. Woods in Numeracy, learning about number and place value, and we have even started looking at healthy and unhealthy diets in science. During this afternoon’s lesson, we talked about the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods and even shared some of our personal experiences with different foods.

“My daddy has lots of cola and that’s a lot of sugar. He eats 36g of sugar in each can.”

“Even though cola comes in diet, it has lots of chemicals in it still.”

“Strawberries still have sugar in but they’re not as bad as sweets.”

In other news, we have had our Curriculum Open Evenings this week for parents and new starters. Didn’t make the meeting? Don’t worry – The relevant documents will soon be on our school website for your perusal.

We have also been accessing our RE curriculum by beginning the unit entitled ‘Beginnings’. The purpose of this unit is to introduce us to new starts. To celebrate our learning, we had a drama lesson, acting as new students to the school and showing the variety of emotions this can bring.

 

Miss Bray

 

D&T reptile project

As part of our upcoming Creative topic ‘Reptiles’, Year 2 have an extra special project to complete!

Our recent homework project has been to create a model or piece of artwork of our own chosen reptiles. Using whatever materials we liked to decorate your model, they were based on a real-life reptile, or a creature of our own imaginations. We have really enjoyed seeing each other’s fantastic work!

 

Year of Oscar Romero – School Leavers

This month, we have been celebrated the Year of Oscar Romero by looking at school leavers. We have celebrated all the times when God is with us in times of need, and in times of success.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:12-13

Our task was to make an ‘Aspire’ card for the children moving up to our class in September, all about the things they will love ad learn in Year 2.

Dear Lord,

We thank you for all the great things we have done at Sacred Heart school.

We have learnt so much; we have had fun; we have grown up.

Look after us as we prepare for a future in a new school.

Help us stay true to the faith and values that have been so important in this school.

Help us aspire to be more.

Amen

 

‘Dear God…’ – Video Diary

Today, Year 2 has have been reflecting on times when we might not have lived as good Christians. Although we are good people and lead good lives, sometimes people make mistakes, and today we have been trying to think of times when we could have made better choices.

The children were very excited to make a ‘video prayer’, recognising times when they might not have acted in the best way, and saying sorry to God for making a different choice.

The children have also thought of other times when they have had to say sorry and how this felt. We have decided to make new starts, moving forward with the message in our hearts that we can make good choices and we can love one another, as God wants, as our families want, and as our school wants.

 

Day of Many Colours

This week, the children celebrated the ‘Day of Many Colours’ – run by Mission Together, by wearing non-uniform. This linked in to the Year of Oscar Romero for June. The children began by watching a short assembly presentation which highlighted how Mission Together carry out fundraising to help children all around the world. The children then prayed together for the children in different continents. They used the colours represented to design their very own Mission flag depicting children helping people all around the world.

Meeting Milo

Today, we met a member of Reception class’ Minibeasts gang, their live-in pet MILO THE MILLIPEDE!

Creative Assembly – The Titanic

This week, Year 2 have celebrate their knowledge of the Titanic disaster of 1912 through their class assembly. Parishioners and families were invited in and Year 2 shared their discovery of the Titanic through acting and song. The assembly went very well and the whole school enjoyed their learning journey. Reception class made some lovely comments; “I cried at the end because the song was so good”, “I hope there is another Titanic assembly”, “Your assembly was really great and we hope that you liked it too”. Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and they are very proud of their achievements in sharing their understanding.

Lenny the Leopard Gecko

Today, we have had a wonderful surprise! Yvie’s family have been kind enough to bring in her pet Leopard Gecko ‘Lenny’ in order to celebrate our upcoming Creative topic ‘Reptiles’. Year 2 loved meeting Lenny and learning about his diet, habitat and what he likes to do for fun. In fact, Lenny was so lovely that many of us are now going to ask Father Christmas for a Leopard Gecko for Christmas… including Miss Bray!