Things to know:
Our PE days are on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Our ‘stay and play’ sessions are on Thursday mornings.
Home Learning: We look at both home learning books every Thursday.
All pupils will be tested weekly: Spellings and KIRF tests –Thursday.
In RE, we have been learning about the festival of Holi which is celebrated by Hindus.
Holi is the festival of love and colour that signifies the victory of superior over immoral.
The festival links to a story that celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahlad.
Krishna was using her powers for evil so her plan failed and Prahlad emerged from the fire unharmed, while Holika was devoured by the flames.
On behalf of myself and the Springwood family, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the PEEP parents and grandparents for all their help and creativity, designing and making the props and backdrops for both Christmas performances. We wish you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
As a hook into our learning, on November 5th, year 2 had a Guy Fawkes day!!
We all dressed up, learned the story and acted it out as a class. We could recall the key events and learned lots of new vocabulary.
We then went down into the woods and created our own bonfire to remember how the plot failed.
Fire and Rescue
Year 2 were visited by the fire service. We learned all about the dangers of lighters and matches and what to do if we discover a fire. We memorised two rhymes to help us remember!
‘Matches and lighters never touch.. they can hurt you very much’
‘Get out, stay out, call 999!’
We then had a chance to sit on board the fire engine. We imagined what it would be like as real fire men and women!
We even got to spray the hose!!
Year 2 were extremely lucky to receive an amazing visit from the explorerdome! We learned all about the human body and how it works. We explored bones and teeth, healthy eating and digestion. We now know what we eat, where it goes and what happens to it all inside your stomach!
Year 2 were visited by an inspirational lady called Alison Wright. Alison was born with short arms and impaired hearing but this has not stopped her from achieving many goals in life.
She taught us how important it is to embrace our differences and to know that we are all special in our own way.
She amazed us by demonstrating how she tackles day to day life (like washing her hair, making a phone call and driving a car) using her feet. We had a go ourselves at writing our names with our feet. It was so tricky!