Children’s Mental Health Week
We have had a fabulous week! The children have been participating in mindfulness activities and have been involved in discussions about how they can help themselves to feel better if they are unhappy. In addition to this, they watched a clip from ‘Encanto’ in order to promote awareness of the fact that we are all special. The children thought about what their special gifts were (kindness, loving, helpful etc.) and then they wrote them on their own ‘magic’ door.
We have been busy making Advent wreaths and Christmas cards. We really enjoyed making these special gifts for our families. We hope they enjoy them! 😃
Father Christmas visited us today. He told us all about his preparations for Christmas and how hard the elves have been working! We had a lovely singalong with him and he left us a huge sack full of presents! We can’t wait for Christmas Day! 🎄😃
We had our Christmas dinner today. We sang songs while we ate, and really got into the Christmas spirit. The food was DELICIOUS! 🍱🎄🎉
Sign Language Celebration
Year 2 have been working hard learning sign language every Friday for the past 10 weeks. They have learned signs for colours, animals and letters, as well as how to make simple greetings and responses. The sessions were very busy and the children had lots of fun. One of the best parts was learning to sign along to popular songs. One of our favourites was History by One Direction. Here they are at the end of a special recording for their families. We can’t wait for the next sessions to begin. 😃👍
28th November is the first Sunday in Advent and that means there are 4 weeks before Christmas! To help the children to get ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we had an Advent celebration in the hall. We sang songs, had special readings and lit the first candle of each Advent wreath. It was really lovely and got us all in the Christmas spirit.
Year 2 Common Exception Words
Parents/Carers: as you will know, this year is very important for our children in Year 2, as they will be taking their SATs. The best way to prepare your children is primarily to ensure they have an excellent attendance. In addition, working through the homework and reading books that are sent home will boost their confidence in core areas.
Below are some links to websites you and your child might enjoy exploring together. Please remember when using the internet with your child, to always remind them of e-safety and safe browsing behaviours.
We believe that parents and/or carers play a vital role in their child’s education. We hope to work in partnership with you – we will support your efforts at home and provide opportunities for you to engage in your children’s education in school.