Category: Year 2

Year 1 and 2 had a fabulous time celebrating Key Stage 1 Sports day. The rain held off (only just) and the sun made an appearance as the children worked together to win points for their House Teams.

The children took part in a standing jump, hurdles, javelin, ball dribbling and throwing activities. The they took to the track to show off their sprints.

Thank you to all of the parents who came and cheered us on. It really was a fabulous morning.

It was a beautiful, holy way to start our Friday. We joined parishioners and parents to celebrate Mass together. Children from Year 1 and Year 2 confidently and clearly led our bidding prayers and all the children joined in with the singing of ‘It’s Me that Builds Community’ song – with actions, of course!

TTRS and Numbots!

Mathletics Results

It was wonderful this morning to celebrate Mass in our church with Father David, parents, carers and parishioners. The children who took part with readings, prayers and poetry were confident, thoughtful and precise and, as for the singing, it was glorious, powerful and brought joy to our hearts.

Year 2 enjoyed learning about axles and wheels as part of our DT topic. They were challenged to create a moving vehicle using K’Nex. This task sounded much easier than it was and required lots of problem solving, team work, peer teaching and perseverance.

The children found making axles and wheels challenging as they had to make sure that the wheels were secure and did not move. Their next challenge was to make and attach a chassis.

The children had such a wonderful time creating and they couldn’t wait to test them on the ramps at the end of the lesson. Well done everyone!

Year 2 enjoyed an exciting start to the Summer Term today. We had a visit from Martin, Mark, Wayne and Tom who are firefighters at West Bridgford Fire Station.

Mark and Martin started our visit with a presentation in class. They told us all about their job, how they stay safe at work and what we should do if our house was on fire. Some children even demonstrated how to wear the uniform!

We then had the opportunity to look at the fire engine up close with Tom and Wayne. They showed us all of their car rescue equipment, hoses, oxygen tanks and we got to sit in the fire engine. There were lots of interesting questions for the firefighters and some huge smiles from the children.

Thank you so much to our visitors, you really brightened up our Monday morning!

Mark and Martin’s challenge:

Check that you have 2 fully working smoke detectors installed upstairs and down.

Make a family escape plan with your family to ensure that everyone knows how to get out of your house if there was a fire at night.

 

Year 2 have successfully completed a very busy Spring Term. They have enjoyed a visit to Twycross Zoo, watched the BRW ducklings hatch and grow, raised over £100 for CAFOD and completed a whole range of learning linked to our topic.

Take a look at our highlights.

This week is the 30th Anniversary of British Science Week, so the theme this year is Time!

We got off to a super start this morning with our Science Ambassadors leading a whole school assembly. We began with learnig a little about our Science saint – At. Albert the Great, and read a prayer that last year’s ambassadors wrote. They shared the theme and lots of links to our own lifes and science that we can make with science. They launched the Poster competition and ran the lunch-time ‘Gadget Shop’ which will run Mon-Thursday this week, until all stock is sold. Prices range from 50p to £2. Itemised lists with prices are posted around the school.

Phew, and it’s only Day 1.

St Albert the Great

To enter the competition cosider the following…

Creativity in approach – Innovative angle on the content or creative interpretation of the theme – don’t be afraid to think outside the box
Content – Clear, accurate and informative about a STEM topic
Effective communication – presented and communicated in an engaging way

RULES
Entrants can be teams or individuals
Entries must be one page of A4 or A3 paper only Work must be original and created by the student(s) – please do not use any templates
Include your name, age and Year group
Please hand in to Mrs Byrne before Thursday 21st March

Entries will be uploaded to the British Science Week Website to enter the national competition. See www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/poster-competition

We’ve had a wonderful but very busy day at BRW.  We welcomed Bemma Akyeampong, author of the Ayuda stories – set in Guinea-Bissau, all about a sea turtle’s adventures and struggles against pollution. She retold her stories to all the children and they had chance to think about what they could do to look after our wonderful world.

We also had the introduction of our wonderful new furniture to spruce up our reading corners in every classroom. This will really help to promote the joy of reading, learning new vocabulary and being inspired to be authors ourselves.

As the photographs show, the reading cafe was immensely popular and the cakes didn’t last long! Thank you everyone for attending and for the cake donations.

Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today! They started off the day with a special assembly where we met author Bemma Akyeampong.

Back in class Bemma came to visit us and told us her story Ayuda’s Messy Rescue. The children joined in with the story telling by adding actions and joining in with the story. They were also able to ask Bemma lots of questions about her books.

Later on in the day, we helped Mrs Cook to set up our new reading corner. We have a comfy chair to sit on and lots of lovely beanbags. We read lots of books, shared stories and read to each other. What a busy book day so far!