This morning two local lifeguards came to talk to us about beach safety. They showed us all of the different flags and talked about what they meant. They also demonstrated a real rescue and Lily got to rescue the lifeguard. We also learnt about sun safety and what to do if we got lost at the beach.
Next week we are going to be carrying out a range of follow up activities such as a rescue challenge and writing a letter to thank the lifeguards.
Yesterday we were very lucky in year 2. We got to meet Sarvananda who was a Buddhist from the Norwich Buddhist centre.
The children learnt about Sarvananda’s beliefs and how he uses meditation to relax himself. It was interesting to learn how this method helps him to keep calm even if he gets stressed.
The children then had a chance to meditate using Sarvananda’s bell as a starting and finishing point. We all found the experience very relaxing and enjoyable.
Yesterday we invited Mike James from One Life Suffolk into year 2 to deliver some family sessions based on healthy eating. Mike has already been working with our year 5 children to develop awareness of healthy lifestyle choices including drinking water regularly and healthy eating.
The children learnt about the eat well plate and how to maintain a healthy balanced diet. It was also important for us to discuss how important calcium is for our bones and teeth.
We also discussed how important it is to eat a healthy amount of fruit and vegetables. The children then got to design their own healthy plate using the eat well guide and try fruit using blindfolds.
If you would like more information on One Life Suffolk and the different opportunities they provide then please see the link below.
Thank you to the parents for your support yesterday!
Mr Fleckney and Miss Lock
Our theme for World Book Day this year was the story ‘The Troll, by Julia Donaldson.
We challenged our children to make a new bridge for the troll to live under.
The bridge needed to be strong, stable and perfect for the troll to hide under. The children worked so hard to design their bridges in small groups of 4. They had to draw the design, measure the wood and use blu tac or elastic bands to support their structures.
The children worked incredibly hard and the designs were of such high quality that we ran out of time and we will have to finish them next week!
Well done all of year 2
Have a great weekend!
Today in Year 2 we had a west end dancer with us teaching us how to bring books to life. We looked at the book ‘The troll’ by Julia Donaldson and we were able to invent lots of actions to go with our dance. We were all fabulous and learnt the dance really quickly. Come and talk to us about it!
Meerkat and Penguin spellings
This week our spellings will be focusing on the ‘I’ sound spelt in different ways.
We have had a superb week in year 2. We have been learning about the classic story Fantastic Mr Fox.
The children have enjoyed hearing the story and learning about the brilliant characters. The children have completed lots of activists based on the story. They described the characters of Mr Fox and farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean using the descriptions from the story. Have a look at one below.
The children created wanted posters for The Fantatsic Mr Fox and we also had a great time at our reading cafe. We made a new tail for Mr Fox after the horrible farmers shot it off! Have a look at our hard work on display below.
Have a lovely weekend.
We have been having lots of fun in year 2 this week learning our new innovated stories.
The children have changed the characters in the story and the fruit that spoke. We have had fab stories like ‘The pineapple that spoke’ and ‘The apple that spoke’.
Ask your child about their story!
Have a great weekend.
This morning we made an apple crumble and it was pink as we put raspberries in it. We read some instructions and put some flour, butter and sugar in a bowl to make the crumble. We peeled and chopped the apples, we made a bridge with our fingers so we didn’t cut ourselves. We think it will taste juicy and yummy.
Year 2 had such a fantastic visit to Southwold today. Their behaviour was amazing and they were a credit to the school. We visited Southwold lighthouse and we climbed all the way to the top. We used our binoculars to look out to sea and we could see another group on the pier. We learnt all about light house keepers including more about Mr Grinling and Mr William Darling who we are learning about. We also visited the pier and got to see some of the old arcade games and we had lots of fun looking at ourselves in the funny mirrors. Finally we visited the Alfred Corry museum to find out all about life boats. We got to role play and see how the life boat used to be launched and we learned lots about the history of the Alfred Corry. We had so much fun and we can’t wait to tell everybody about our fantastic day of learning!