Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Today we came together as a school to share a liturgy to mark the beginning of Lent. Lent is the Church’s seasons for discerning and doing good. During Lent, Christians try to make changes to their lives in order to become more like Jesus and live a new life of Easter joy. They search for ways in which they can live “good” lives and turn away from what is not “right”. What people do during Lent helps them grow in holiness; growing in God’s way.

When we receive Ashes, we are showing everyone that we are sorry for living in the old way of sin. We are making a determined effort to try again to live in the new way of Jesus.

 

Link to Article 30 – You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion.

Engineering Club Week 4

This week we measured, cut and glued the battery and motor plates onto the frames of our cars. We also measured the axles that will hold the wheels in place. They are really starting to take shape! Some of us noticed that the gussets were not straight and realised that this would have a negative…Continue Reading

Number Day

As part of NSPCC Number Day, we played lots of new games to try to help us learn our times tables. There were investigations to work through and test our problem solving skills, a memory pairs game to test our times table knowledge and also our short term memory, we used new websites to help…Continue Reading

Land use in our local area

In Year 2 we looked at the land use in our local area. We thought about different categories, such as: Public services, Economic activity, Residential, Transport and Open spaces. The children looked at maps of our local area and planned a route so that we could see examples of each land use. We went out…Continue Reading

Portraits

Earlier in the year, our art topic was ‘Portraits’. We started by sketching our self-portrait, trying to space things out correctly on our face using lines. Next, the children designed their self-portraits using a variety of mediums – an interactive paint package, clay and felt.Continue Reading

Chinese New Year

In Year 2 we welcomed the Year of the Rat by listening to the legendary story of the Chinese Zodiac and having a class quiz. We watched video clips of daily life in a Chinese school and compared it to our school day. To end our day of celebrations, The Imperial Restaurant in Low Fell…Continue Reading

Smudging and Shading

In Science, Year 2 have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have studied a wide variety of British and Global habitats including: woodland, urban, desert, ocean and the rainforest. We have researched how a polar bear is suited to the artic. In art, the children explored how to smudge and shade and we…Continue Reading

Number Day in Year 2

We celebrated Number Day by playing lots of maths games. The children enjoyed learning traditional games such as: snakes and ladders, dominoes and 21. We also accessed interactive maths games on the ipads which helped us practice our times tables and division facts. A game that we all enjoyed was ‘Roll a fraction’ as we…Continue Reading

Crazy Creatures

This half term, as part of our science topic on Living Things, we were lucky enough to be visited by Crazy Creatures. The children loved the opportunity to be up close and personal with such weird and wonderful creatures and have a hands on experience.Continue Reading