We loved watching Sonic at Cineworld today! All the children were so well behaved, we even had a comment from a member of the public who said how smart and sensible they were walking from the coach to the cinema.
Over the next few weeks, we have let you know of some very exciting events that we have got planned for the children to get them into the festive spirit.
As a school, we are continuing to tightly follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that we keep the virus at bay. In line with these guidelines, if your child is attending the cinema or pantomime, it is optional for them to wear face coverings on the coach and when seated in the theatre. Members of staff will ensure that there is ventilation on the coaches as we know that this is key to limiting the spread of transmission. Hand gel will also be provided to the children on the trips at relevant intervals. We are tightly following the risk assessment guidelines issued by the theatre.
As mentioned in previous parent correspondence, if your child is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms, please refrain from sending them into school and take a precautionary test.
Please refer to class pages on the website for further information about year group specific events.
We had a few questions at the end of the day about the trip arrangements and we would just like to clarify.
– We are giving the children the option to wear a mask at all times during the trip.
-Children in year 2 will be taking part in PE during the afternoon and therefore they can attend school as normal, wearing their kits.
The Year 2 Team ☺️
As Christmas comes increasingly closer, your child may be preparing for the annual Christmas card writing session! As in previous years, we will be isolating cards before we send them out. In order for us to do this, the last date that classes will accept cards will be Friday 10th December – no cards will be accepted in after this date. This is to allow the Newdale elves time to sort and send the cards to the correct people!
Year 2 Nature Walk – Wednesday 1st December
Year 2 will be going on their nature walk during the afternoon after lunch. They will have their school photos on this day too.
Please ensure your child comes to school with a warm/waterproof coat, hat, scarf and gloves if you wish and appropriate footwear. If they bring wellies, please bring them in a carrier bag as we will change into them after lunch.
Year 2 team
Friday 26th November is the last day to return any parent/carer surveys and the winners of the Asda vouchers will be drawn on Monday 29th November and announced on the school website/Facebook.
Maths– In maths this week, the children will be looked at ‘Position and Direction’ as their focus. They will be looking at the following objectives.
-Ordering and arranging combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.
-Using mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles.
They may like to have a dance to this BBC Supermover song to help practise their skills :)
Literacy– Year 2 will be looking at the story of, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and will be building up to writing their own persuasive letters. If you’d like to share this story at home, see the link below for an animated story recount.
Geography/Art- The children will be continuing to look at Aboriginal Dreamtime stories to create their own Australian art prints. We look forward to sharing these with you when we have completed them! We will also be exploring Australian wildlife and comparing it with the wildlife we find in this country.
PE- Year 2 will be building on their ‘Flamenco’ dances which they have created over the last few weeks. This time, we will continue with dancing to the beat of 8 but we will be creating Pirate themed dances, ready for our Pirates topic in the new year. In PE with Mr Birch and Mr Stone, the children will continue to improve their athletics skills.
The Year 2 Team
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