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.
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