TTRS and Numbots!
Year 2 are currently enjoying reading Alice in Wonderland. We have enjoyed reading the text chapter by chapter and comparing the story to the Disney animation.
This week the children have been writing missing posters for both Alice and the White Rabbit. They used success criteria to write informative posters and then edited them to make them even better.
Take a look at the wonderful pieces of work that Year 2 have created. We are all very proud of their writing!
Year 2 retold the story of the very first Christmas today through their performance of A King is Born. They sang, danced, acted and shared their story with so much confidence and enthusiasm.
We are all so proud of the Year 2 children. They really are a class full of superstars! Thank you so much to all of the parents, carers, family members and friends who came to support us.
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas!
World Youth Funday – Friday 24 November
Theme: “Jesus never closes the door, never, but invites you to enter: Come and See.“
Pope Francis, WYD Lisbon 2023
Children across the school took part in activities to:
- Become aware of the presence of God
- Review the day with gratitude
- Pay attention to your emotions
- Look towards tomorrow
- Ask for help
Foundation Stage One did all of the above and practised their calm breathing.
‘Year 1 got involved in World Youth Day by dancing and singing about how Jesus Loves us, thinking about the different jobs and roles young people can play in the life of the church. We also had some reflection time to think about how important it is that we attend church and actively engage in our church community. Finally we thought about how lucky we are and prayed for those young people in the world who do not have all of the things we do.’
Year 2 had a fabulous day at the ThinkTank Science Museum in Birmingham last Friday. The children took part in a wide range of interactive science exhibitions and learning zones.
Our first task was to explore the Little Brum role play zone. There were a wide range of role play shops and building areas with science challenges incorporated. The Year 2 boys enjoyed teaching each other the best way to lay bricks to create a sturdy wall!
We also enjoyed a session in the Science Garden. There were lots of challenges involving water which were very popular. The children challenged each other to boat races and discovered where to place the boat to win every time. They also discovered how canal locks work, ran in a hamster wheel and used their upper body strength to pull themselves up into the air.
We also had the opportunity to learn about our bodies and how they work and discovered how trains, planes and trams were powered in the past.
All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the day. There really was so much to see and do!Take a closer look at what we got up to…
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils,
I would like to invite you along to an exciting new project launch that BRW will be hosting. We are delighted to have been selected to work with the independent charity National Numeracy on an exciting project that encourages children and families to do maths together at home.
This project will be initially rolled out to only Year 2 and Year 6 families. In order to explain more and demonstrate how this project will work, we would like as many parents/carers of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils to attend a launch presentation and workshop on the following dates:
Year 2 Parents à Wednesday 29th November 2023, 9.00-10.00
Year 6 Parents – Wednesday 4th December 2023, 9.00-10.00
During each launch session, a presentation will take place in which the aims and actions of the National Numeracy Parental Engagement Project will be explained. After this, parents will be invited into their child’s class to sit alongside them and have a go at some maths home-learning together. And, of course, a warm drink and mid-morning biscuits will be on hand!
Please note that these two year-group-specific launch events are different to our National Numeracy Workshop event, which we will be hosting on Wednesday 22nd with our Coffee Morning. This is open to all parents.
We hope to engage and welcome as many Year 2 and Year 6 parents as possible to the above two events. At BRW, we share your goal as a parent of supporting your child to achieve a confident level of numeracy that will lead to success. This project aims to achieve exactly this!
Please sign up to attend your event by emailing/phoning/going into the school office in person.
As a pre-cursor to the launches, National Numeracy is keen to hear from parents about their feelings and thoughts around maths. As such, we would like to you spend ten minutes completing the survey found on the link/QR code below. Thank you to those parents who were able to complete the survey at their parent consultations. If you were unable to, as a parent/carer of a child in Year 2/Year 6, we greatly encourage and appreciate your participation to make sure your views are heard and to better support our pupils’ attitudes to maths!
Please access the initial survey via this link or QR code: https://nn.typeform.com/to/cUijAfNv
Mrs C Hautenne
In Year 2, we’ve been celebrating Black History Month. We have been busy reading books that celebrate Black History and finding out about the achievements of significant black people. The children have had lots of discussions about why this is important and the struggles that many black people have faced because of the colour of their skin.
Year 2 were especially interested in the life and achievements of Maya Angelou. They were saddened to discover that she was treated differently because of the colour of her skin. This led to some important discussions about racism and equality for all.
They children identified that Maya Angelou used her struggles and obstacles to make her more determined to achieve her dreams. The children were very inspired by her words and this is what they had to say about her:
“Maya was a champion because she did so many good things. She even got medals for them.”
“Maya changed jobs so many times. She was helpful and wanted to make the world fair.”
“Maya was brilliant. She helped people by being good and never giving up.”
“Maya had a bad life when she was young. She became a superstar though. She was a very good mother and a brave person. She never gave up.”
“Maya was a very beautiful lady, inside and out. People were wrong to not like her because of her skin colour.”
Year 2 created their own portraits of Maya Angelou which they are keen to share with others. Take a look at our fabulous pieces.
Year 2 are thoroughly enjoying PE lessons this half term. We have been learning all about the importance of building teams which work together and support each other. The children have been set a number of tasks which require the children to solve problems and work together in order to compete with their peers.
The children have loved being challenged, explored the importance of good sportsmanship and why teamwork really does make the dream work!
Look how much fun we are having!
The Year 2 children and adults have had a lovely week settling into our new classroom. We are getting used to a new routine and have moved all of our things into the cupboards and drawers!
To celebrate our first week back together, we had a beautiful liturgy in our new garden. The whole class was involved in preparing it and they all participated through prayer, listening to the Bible and sharing kind words with each other.
Our mission was to treat everyday as a new beginning and embrace the opportunities that come our way.