Year 2 have been designing and making bags in D/T this term. I am sure you will agree the results are amazing!
The children had to learn a number of new skills when designing and making their bags, including making and drawing round a template, sewing, knotting and plaiting as well as finding effective ways of joining pieces together.
This week 2M have been celebrating children’s mental health week by starting the day with mindful activities.
Year 2 had a great time on their shape safari with Explore Learning.
In Year 2 the children have been exploring and drawing simple maps. They asked questions, shared information and communicated their growing interest in everyday discoveries about their local community.
In Year 2, the children are learning that a compass is a navigational instrument which shows us directions (North, South, East and West). The children put their knowledge of compass directions to the test by exploring key landmarks in our playground. In addition, the children labelled the compass points using a word bank and used their knowledge of directional language to plan a route to Heaton Hall.
We had another fantastic parent workshop this morning delivered by the Healthy Weighing Team. They offered so much advice on healthy eating and healthy lunchboxes.
One key piece of information that has stuck in my mind is portion size. See the below guide for the correct guidance we should be offering our children, this also applies to adults.
Eat well guides…
Key points to remember from the session…
•Offer 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day – eat the rainbow
•Provide 6-8 glasses of water or sugar free squash a day.
•Take notice of traffic light system on food packaging
•Be mindful of portion sizes
•Limit processed foods and try to offer foods as close to their natural state Consider frozen fruit and vegetables – these are much fresher and often cheaper!
Why not try one of the healthy lunchbox recipes.
Thank you to our parents for attending.
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Well done to all the writing superstars who were picked by their teachers to feature in the latest edition of the Writing Magazine and receive a prize for their hard efforts. Children were picked for a range of reasons including writing suitably for their given audience, using capital letters and full stops accurately and producing neat, cursive handwriting. Well done everyone!
The writing winners are:
Nursery- Fletcher Zebras- Hiba Giraffes- Hashim
1K- Sarina 1S- Zakiya
2M- Inayah 2D- Amaya
3M- Khadija 3A- Zayna
4P- Simrah 4DT- Adelina
5B- Tye 5M- Lydia
6T- Amrita 6M- Yevhen
2D have enjoyed a visit from Explore Learning. We had to retell the story of Cinderella and change parts to make it more interesting and humorous! Well done for all of your great ideas and teamwork 2D.