Palaeontologists in Year 2

Fox class have been busy excavating dinosaur eggs this afternoon. They studied the fossils that were left behind. Lots of exciting discoveries made!

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Topic launch

We launched our new topic ‘In the beginning’ with Dr Jones and a very interesting dinosaur he found…

 

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Multi Skills festival

Our children in Key Stage 1 had a great day at Loughborough University taking part in a multi skills festival. They took part in 10 activities including running, jumping, hurdling, throwing and balancing. The children did themselves proud – well done everyone!image image image image image image image image image

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Talk for Writing ✏️

We use the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach across the school to engage and motivate the children in writing. The approach, developed by the educational trainer and writer Pie Corbett, gives the children opportunities to learn texts off by heart, add actions for key words and recreate their own versions of a text. It has had a hugely positive impact on the children’s willingness and engagement with writing.

 

Some of the texts the children have learnt are:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • The Tiger who came to Tea
  • The Storm Whale in Winter
  • Room on the Broom
  • The Fox and the Star
  • The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

…you may want to ask your child if they could retell any of them!

 

Talk for Writing in action!

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…and there was a big, furry, stripy tiger!

 

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…he drank all of the water in the tap.

 

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…he searched and searched…

 

Mrs Richards and Miss Bowman with the Talk for Writing creator Pie Corbett at the recent 'Talk for Writing in Early Years and Key Stage 1' conference.

Mrs Richards and Miss Bowman with the Talk for Writing creator Pie Corbett at the recent ‘Talk for Writing in Early Years and Key Stage 1’ conference.

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Athlete visit

image image image imageWe had the Olympic swimmer Amy Smith visit school and talk to us about her swimming career. She got us doing lots of sporting activities too!

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Celebrating Easter 🐣

Thank you to all of our parents and carers for coming along to our Easter assembly. There were songs, poems and bonnets celebrating Easter.

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Year 2 Residential

Year 2 had a great time at Beaumanor Hall for their residential trip. Even though a few children went home with a sickness bug, everyone really enjoyed themeselves!

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Farm trips

Each year group has just enjoyed a trip to a working farm in Barkby Thorpe. The children met Farmer George and his wife and they told them all about the types of things the farm produces. The children has a tractor ride, milked a cow and planted a seed. All of the children had a great time!

Thank you to Roots Farm.

 

 

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Watch our drone videos!

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STEM week Drone day!

Key stage One have been lucky enough to take part in a drone day practising their programming skills. It was such a lot of fun!

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