Understanding of the World

Year 2 – Judaism – Shabbat

Year 2 – Judaism – Shabbat

Year 2 enjoyed learning more about Shabbat this week and focused on the items used when setting the table. The table is traditionally covered with a white tablecloth and richly set with the fanciest tableware owned. Silver candle stick holders are placed upon the table; cutlery is cleaned and polished; two loaves of sweet bread are present (Challah bread); and a cup or goblet and wine or grape juice for kiddush.

Year 2 – Judaism

Year 2 – Judaism

Judaism In Year 2 today, children learned about the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, and how a Jewish family do things differently to the six ordinary weekdays. Shabbat is the Hebrew word for Sabbath, which Jewish people mark from nightfall on Friday night until nightfall on Saturday. From this story comes the idea of a day… Continue Reading

Parental Information for Online Safety

Parental Information for Online Safety

Dear parents and carers, Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, we recognise that many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing when online. The government has put together a great selection of guidance on this… Continue Reading

Year 2 and 4: Primary Engineering

Year 2 and 4: Primary Engineering

A fantastic session in class all linked to our primary engineering work. We had employees from Grundos come in and talk to children about the work that they do on hydraulic pumps and what it is like to be an engineer. Children had the chance to observe, interact and discuss examples of engineering and saw… Continue Reading

Year 2: The Last Supper

Year 2: The Last Supper

Year 2 children have now started their new R.E. topic: Eucharist-Relating: Thanksgiving. For our first session, children discussed and answered questions about being thankful. Children said they were thankful for their parents, teachers and school dinners! For our second learning focus, children read aloud the story of the Last Supper. Before hand, children discussed and… Continue Reading

Science- Will it blow away?

Reception have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs. Last week they looked at different materials and objects and predicted whether the big bad wolf from the story would be able to blow them away. Reception used the word ‘predict’ and gave reasons for their predictions e.g. I predict that the feather will… Continue Reading

Well being Wednesday

Well being Wednesday

Every week the children in Year One participate in a well-being session and this week the children were thinking about the qualities of their friends. Each child in the class picked out a lolly-stick with a name on and then went away and thought about this friend. The children then wrote a short message to… Continue Reading