Open Day Fun Day

Year 2 have had a very fun day today. In the morning, the children were learning all about time in numeracy and were eager to recap all of their SPaG knowledge in literacy in a class quiz. In the afternoon, the children were introduced to our new Creative topic, ‘explorers’ which is all about the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus. The children then made an explorer’s telescope and designed it individually using paints, stickers and glitter. Next, the children then wrote instructions on how to make a model ship that an explorer could use to set sail. We will use these instructions to help make an explorer’s ship next lesson. What fabulous explorers you would make, Year 2! It was lovely to see family members visit our classroom today to see what the children were getting up to. A big thank you to all who were able to make this very creative day.

 

Lintz Hall Farm

Year 2 had a fantastic morning at Lintz Hall Farm in Burnopfield. The children were involved in lots of fun activities such as learning all about the production line and how eggs are checked using a range of machinery and packaged ready to be taken to shops and supermarkets. They also had a go at cracking eggs into a bowl, whisking them and examining them carefully and had a discussion about what we use eggs for such as making cakes etc. Next, the children sat on the back of the tractor and held 10 day old chicks. We even met ‘George the chicken’ and we all told him to ‘get back to work!’ The children all came away with a goodie bag, including a free box of eggs to be enjoyed at home. In the afternoon, the children ventured to Dunston Leisure Centre where they had their first school swimming lesson. The children never stopped smiling the whole day. What a fantastic start to the week, Year 2!

Year 2 Penny Challenge

A big thank you to all families for your help and support over the last few weeks for Sacred Heart’s Penny Challenge. It was also great to see so many family members at school today helping the children. All classes did an amazing job collecting lots of pennies and working as a team to create fantastic penny lines down the school yard. A special well done to Year 2 for winning the Penny Challenge today – it wasn’t easy especially with the competition we had! All of the children at Sacred Heart showed an amazing effort and your donations will make such a difference. Thank you.

 

 

Big Clean Up cont.

Year 2 were Eco Warriors this week by picking up lots of litter lying around our school grounds. The wonderful Eco-Council provided us with litter pickers so we could hunt rubbish and we did a fantastic job making areas around school a lot cleaner. Well done, Year 2.

We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!

Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.

The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.

There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.

Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.

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Space Camp

On Thursday, Year 2 got involved in lots of fun activities, talks and experiments which really helped us broaden our Space knowledge. On the evening, we kick started Space Camp by waving goodbye to our families for the night and waving hello to our fellow Space Campers. We started by setting up our tents in the school hall which was very fun. We then enjoyed using the telescopes in the school yard to gaze up to the Moon above us and were fascinated to see lots of craters and different shades of the Moon. Next, we were part of a fantastic Space talk delivered by our Space specialist visitors who informed us more on the Moon, eclipses, satellite movements, the amazing planets and the night sky. We then cosied up with our hot chocolates and pjs and ended the night with a lovely film. All of the children behaved amazingly and showed great bravery sleeping in the school hall away from their families, which for many was their first ever experience. To the adults’ delight, the children fell asleep with a huge smile on their faces and woke up with an even bigger smile! The teachers thoroughly enjoyed sharing this fantastic experience with Year 2 and were so proud of all the children. A special thank you to everybody involved and a huge thank you to Year 2’s parents for the lovely messages and thoughtful gifts you have given to the Space Camp staff – we really appreciate all of your kindness! Well done, Year 2. What amazing memories we have made!

Year 2 Liturgy

Year 2 shared our Lenten liturgy to all families. The liturgy was a calm, reflective time in which we all thought about the sacrifices Jesus made and the promises we are all going to try and keep during Lent to become closer to God. The children read beautifully and the singing was fantastic too. Thank you to all families who were able to attend. It was such a great turn out and we greatly appreciate your support.

Internet safety

On Tuesday, it was internet safety day and Year 2 have been learning all about safety online. We discussed ways in which we can keep ourselves safe and understand that we should always inform adults of what we are doing on our ipads, laptops and computers at home. We then wrote up everything we had learnt and shared our safety advice.

 

Year 2’s fun week

Year 2 have had a very fun week this week. In Literacy, we have been learning all about formal and informal language and have used our knowledge to write different types of letters. In Science this week, we have been investigating waterproof materials and which would be best for Miss Walker’s umbrella. The children firstly predicted which materials out of tissue paper, kitchen roll, cling film, tin foil and plastic would be waterproof and then put them all to the test. We made the investigation fair by dropping the same amount of water onto each material and waiting patiently to see if the water soaked through or not. The children learnt that tin foil, cling film and plastic are all waterproof materials but plastic was the best for Miss Walker’s umbrella due to its strength. Well done, Year 2.

 

Year 2 party day

Year 2 and Year 3 had a fantastic party day on Monday. The children played lots of games such as pass the parcel, musical statues, corners and best dancer which resulted in lots of prizes and goodies being won. The children also thoroughly enjoyed their party snacks which were provided by our fantastic kitchen staff.