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Summer 2

The year 2 children were tremendous ambassadors for our school and were full of positively, resilience and fun. The team who were Cameroon were joint winners on points in the 16 team competition but just missed out on being first due to goal difference. The team representing South Korea won the best supported team due to our excellent sportsmanship and posters. Finally, BB won a "one of the players of the tournament" medal. Bravo to all of the 24 children for an unforgettable day!

The Gruffalos amazed Miss Travis and Mr Malcolm with their Land Ahoy art. First we looked at Hokusai's famous Great Wave print and created our own versions using oil pastels. Then we sailed our Land Ahoy boat to different islands around the world and looked at the protection of sea turtles from pollution and illegal fishing. The Gruffalos then out did themselves with these beautiful and vibrant sea turtle paintings using pastels, pencils, pens and powder paints (That's 5 ps!!)

What a fantastic time we had at sports day. Well done to everyone for brilliant skills and excellent manners. Also many thanks to Miss Baron for organising another superb event!

Please try these fun SPaG and maths activities as we have been covering these skills this week!!!


Suffix maker:


Look, check cover!:


Data handling!

We finally conducted our experiment on whether our recycled plastic designs made excellent Japanese lighthouse keeper's lunch boxes. The children were superb at ensuring it was a fair test when we simulated seagull attacks and rain (nerf gun darts and a water pistol!) In the end, the children had to evaluate if their design was waterproof, protected the sushi and was not contaminated with styrofoam or dirt!

Many of us are heading off to a football tournament soon. We will be a South Korea and a Cameroon team in the games. Please research and make a fact sheet on one of these fantastic countries!



South Korea:

Please locate different islands on google maps!

We have been studying a brilliant story called "Gregory Cool" set in Tobago for our topic. This led us to the forest school to make and eat bbq chocolate bananas and drink coconut water. We also cleaned up the forest school and sang the "Plastic Bag" song about pollution in our oceans. The Gruffalos were very engaged but also very sensible around the fire. Many thanks Mr Butler for your cooking skills!

As part of the Science and DT for our Land Ahoy theme, we have built lunch box baskets from recycled materials. These will hopefully withstand being pulled on a zip wire, splashed with water and shot at by a nerf gun (simulating a seagull attack!) We will let you know how the Gruffalo inventors got on later!

Here is a great Newsround article and quiz to test your ocean knowledge! Please note that the Southern ocean was only officially recognised in 2002!

Here are some pics of our fantastic day at the Moorlands Discovery Centre in the glorious peak district. Many thanks to the rangers and volunteers who guided and helped us! One volunteer ranger commented that we were the best group he had led in 11 years! Finally, please try and spot the two magnificent red deer stags we stumbled upon.

Here are some pics of our Star Wars and end of Sats party!!