Bicycle Skills

Year 2 have been very lucky today, because Marcus, from Sustrans, visited us to help us develop our cycling skills.  The participating children were split into two groups and practiced their cycling skills.  Some children were extremely proud of themselves because in a 45 minute session they learned how to ride their bikes without stabilisers on!  One child said  “I have been trying to tide my bike for the past two years – and now I can finally ride it!”

Other children developed their cycling skills at turning corners and navigating their bike through a tricky obstacle course!  All of the children had lots of fun and the children who didn’t take part will have another opportunity when Marcus returns in a few weeks.

 

Money week in Year 2

Last week in Year 2 we enjoyed money week.  All of our maths lessons were money based, calculating pounds and pence.  We talked about notes and why we have them, rather than lots of small coins.  The children couldn’t believe how heavy £5 in small coins weighed.  We found it really interesting that the Bank…Continue Reading

Multi-skills at St. Thomas More

Eight lucky children got to visit St Thomas More for an after-school multi-skills event.  They competed against five other schools, whilst participating in a range of events.                                                              Continue Reading

Chinese New Year celebrations in Year 2

Year 2 enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig.  We watched videos of the celebrations taking place around the world. We also made lanterns so we could have our own celebration, as well as cooking and tasting a traditional Chinese dish – hot coconut milk with banana.                  …Continue Reading

Fairtrade Chocolate Stall

Last Friday, to celebrate the end of Fairtrade Fortnight, Corpus Christi had a chocolate stall! This year Fairtrade Fortnight focused on cocoa.  Farmers of this much loved product have seen prices fall to crisis levels in the last few years, making life incredibly difficult for cocoa farmers, There was a range of products on offer,…Continue Reading

Year 2 Bedtime Stories

In school, to celebrate World Book Day, we had a “Bedtime Stories” theme.  In Year 2 we had a fantastic day.  We all came to school in our cosy pyjamas and enjoyed a hot chocolate whilst Tom Hardy read us a bedtime story – What a treat! We brought our favourite books into school and…Continue Reading

Florence Nightingale visits Year 2

That History Bloke visited Year 2 and he even brought Florence Nightingale too! They talked to us about what life was like for nurses in the olden days, and told us about the Crimean War.  Florence explained the important changes she made at Scutari Hospital.  She showed us how to fold sheets, dress wounds and…Continue Reading

Welcome to Year 2!

Year 2 have had a lovely start to the new school year.  We have created our very own class portraits and have shared lots of ideas about what we would like to improve this year.  We really have settled into our new classroom and have discussed ways that will help us to look after our…Continue Reading

Share the Journey

This week in school we are taking part in Refugee Week. Each class is walking 1 mile around the school yard (10 laps!) to show support for people forced to flee their homes. Every couple of laps, we stopped to hear the story of a different child refugee and say a prayer for all refugees.  …Continue Reading