For our final week of our Change 4 Life extra-curricular club we went on a trip to the park. It has been great fun this term thinking about how we can be more active and using lots of fun equipment/ trips out into the village to help us to make active choices.
We have really enjoyed taking part in lots of active learning this term including active maths lessons. Take a look at the photos from a couple of our lessons where we worked in teams to complete the number ordering and money recognition games.
We worked together to bake bread using an early 17th century recipe as part of our work on the Great Fire of London. We took it in turns to follow the steps of the recipe such as measuring out the ingredients, mixing the ingredients together and kneading the dough. We enjoyed tasting the bread once it had baked in the oven.
In Cole Class we have been lucky enough to have use of a moth trap for the past few weeks. We've put it out a few times and been foiled by the weather, but yesterday we thought the forecast looked good, and went for it! We were thrilled to find the trap full of moths this morning- most were small and flew away straight away, but we found some really lovely specimens too.
The one at the top is a buff tip, which looks just like a little stick! The bottom left is a buff ermine, which is really furry. The bottom right was difficult to identify, but we think that it's a small emerald.
We'd like to say a big thank you to Barbara, who lent us the moth trap and allowed us to get close to these amazing insects.
We had a fantastic time at the KS1 Quad Kids competition last week. The competition involved teams of 10, taking part in four events (50m sprint, 300m run, throwing and a standing jump). The children were very focused and determined, and came away with three individual prizes for top scores, as well as the main team prize! Congratulations to both of our teams, as well as Tilly, Will and Cory, who scooped those individual points total prizes.
Thank you to all of our parent helpers on this event, as well as to Miss Leggett for organising.
Dear parents and carers,
Wow! That was quite a week in year 2!
On Monday I took 16 children from year 2 (plus four year 1s) down to Botley for the KS1 Quadkids competition. Congratulations to Tilly, Will and Cory for receiving individual prizes, and well done to our A team for coming 1st! It was a fantastic afternoon, and our children showed that they can be good sports, but that they also have a real competitive streak! The events included a 50m sprint, a 300m run, a throw and a standing jump. Thank you to all of our parent helpers who allowed this event to go ahead.
On Tuesday morning we had our trip to the Sir Roger Bannister running track, so that we could have a coaching session there, as the big finale to our cross-curricular work on PE and history. We were lucky to have a training session on the track run by Emma, who is a qualified running coach and experienced distance runner. She was very impressed with how much stamina and determination the children showed. At the end of the session we had 4 minutes to run as far as we could on the track. Sir Roger Bannister managed 4 laps in just under 4 minutes, and although no-one managed that, some children managed 2 and a quarter laps, which is very impressive! Thank you to our parent helpers for coming along and helping us to enjoy our morning.
On Friday we were very excited by the arrival of Olly the Ox for Elliot's star prize. We had a wonderful time in our coaching session with the community coaches, and we also all enjoyed wearing our yellow t-shirts. In year 2 we had a football themed day, starting off with learning about the Loinesses and their captian Steph Houghton. We looked at how she had used a growth mindset to become England captain. In maths, we worked on position and direction, using examples from football to help us. We also designed football strips and our own football stickers. Congratulations again to Elliot for winning such a brilliant prize!
It was another very successful sports evening, and I want to say a big thank you to all of you for bringing your children to the event. I think that this was the first time ever that every child in my class has been able to attend! I was really impressed with how well behaved the children were and how kind and supportive they were towards everyone who took part.
Amongst all this excitement, the normal everyday lessons are still taking place. In English we are working on writing non-fiction texts about Japan, and in maths we are working on our investigative skills, by being a bold badger and a bounce back bunny. Next week we'll also be looking at some e-safety issues around being kind online.
Three things to ask your child this week:
We had a fantastic day for the Oxford United Day. A big thank you to Elliot in Year 2 for winning the competition and for winning us this brilliant prize! We started the day by having photos with the Oxford United Mascot, Olly the Ox and having an assembly. Then we had our session with James, the Oxford United in the Community coach. We had so much fun and we even get to keep a t-shirt each!
Firstly I would like to a big well done to Thames Class for organising and running such a fantastic Enterprise sale. All of the businesses worked hard to produce some wonderful products and stalls. I was really pleased to see all the businesses pull together to try and sell as many products as they could during the sale. I was also very impressed with how confidently they interacted with their customers and how they used a variety of sales techniques. Well done Thames Class!
I would also like to thank any parents and children who came and purchased items from the sale.