Buy a book not a costume!

What a fabulous World Book Day we had in Year 2!

We started the day by sharing our favourite stories and books from home with each other. Then Mrs Clarke shared her favourite story – The Twits by Roald Dahl. After that we then split into two teams – boys vs girls and competed against each other in ‘name that story!’ This was a fun game where Mrs Clarke read a short blurb and the children had to know the name of the story. Both teams were excellent and their knowledge of infant stories was very impressive. The boys won by one point and enthusiastically celebrated their victory!

 

Later on in the day, we contributed to the first ever Corpus Christi collaborative story. Each teacher brought in a mystery object which was to be incorporated into the story. Nursery began the process before passing the story to Reception class, Year 1 and then to us. We added our ideas to the story and passed it onto Year 3. At the end of the day in our whole school assembly we got to listen to what happened next in the story.

 

As a reward for their excellent efforts, all of the children got a yummy hot chocolate to enjoy while listening to even more stories!

 

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 really appreciated the hands on experience.Continue Reading

Silver Quality Mark Award in Geography

We are delighted to let you all know that we have recently achieved our Primary Geography Quality Mark at Silver Level.  The GA’s Geography Quality Marks are prestigious awards which recognise and promote quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools.  We have received our award in recognition of…Continue Reading

International Award – Gold Level

Last week we received some very exciting news at Corpus Christi. We are delighted to have gained re-accreditation of our Gold International Schools Status from the British Council. The re-accreditation of our award recognised all of the work we do in raising global awareness and celebrating diversity within our school. This is an award we…Continue Reading

Tour of Britain

On Tuesday 10th September, Year 2 went to see Stage 4 of the OVO Tour of Britain as they cycled along Durham Road. We enjoyed seeing world class cyclists as well as all of their team support vehicles. It was a great experience for everyone involved.  The children thoroughly enjoyed waving their banners, as well…Continue Reading

Our World

This half term in Year 2 we are learning about where we live and identifying the UK on a world map. We have been learning about the seven continents and enjoyed learning a song to help us remember them.Continue Reading

Orienteering and Sculpture making at Saltwell Park

Year 2 visited Saltwell Park to develop their mapping and orienteering skills. The children worked in groups to follow a route – it was timed and the children had great fun competing against each other. Whilst at the park, we took the opportunity to create sculptures using natural materials in the style of Andy Goldsworthy,…Continue Reading

Our Visit to Chiquitos

As part of our international learning, we had an  “international food tasting week” in school.  Year 2 were lucky enough to visit Chiquitos in the Metrocentre.  Jack and his team were very welcoming and made our visit to the Mexican restaurant an unforgettable experience!  They talked to the children about Mexican foods and the ingredients. …Continue Reading

Skipping

Last week, Liz from Skipping School visited Year 2 to help us develop our skipping skills.  The children have been invited to take part in a Skipping Festival on July 10th.  Liz came to see us to help us practice and prepare. The children practiced a variety of challenges, such as:  Double Bounce, Speed Bounce,…Continue Reading