We all enjoyed our trip to Hoo Farm. The children were fantastic. They were a credit to us here at The Meadows and to you as parents. We all stroked a baby goat and then went for a walk through the enchanted forest. The we all collected a fresh egg from the chickens. Later were were all introduced to a boa constrictor and invited to stroke her! The children loved trying new things! We then enjoyed a picnic lunch and were treated to an ice cream. There was even time to play on the adventure playground before returning on the coach.
Class 2's blog
Class 2 went on a trip to Englesea Brook Chapel and museum as part of our history topic on the Victorians. We learnt all about what life was like for children at a Victorian school. By the end of the trip, we all decided that we are glad we weren't Victorians!
We all got to dress up in Victorian costumes and even had a Victorian name.
Below is an email sent from the Education Officer at Englesea Brook. It really does highlight the fantastic attitude and learning behaviour of Class 2. Well done! A blog from the trip will be posted shortly.
Dear Mrs Procter,
What a joy it was to welcome you, your children and staff to the museum on Wednesday.
The children were extremely well behaved and quite delightful; we did enjoy sharing our fun and learning with them.
As part of our work with the Railway Children charity, we have been thinking about what we would like to be when we grow up. We discussed different occupations, watched a video about a boy who dreamed about working with animals and tried on outfits. Please enjoy looking at our photographs. We look forward to seeing what the children come dressed as on Friday.
This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival of lights – Diwali. We have learned about the story of Rama and Sita, drawn Mehndi patterns and created our own Rangoli patterns using chalk. Please enjoy looking at our amazing patterns.
Today Class 1 and Class 2 had their end of term party. We enjoyed playing party games and especially enjoyed eating all of the party food. Please enjoy looking at some of our photos.
Today Class 1 and Class 2 have enjoyed a fun filled beach themed day. The children have taken part in a variety of activities including painting a beach scene, making puppets and a cup and ball game and also playing traditional seaside games such as the coconut shy, hook a duck and hoopla. We also made super sandcastles decorated with our own flags and shells.
For lunch we had fish and chips served in chip trays with wooden forks. As an extra treat in the afternoon, we had a '99' from the ice cream van.
Last week at the Meadows it was anti bullying week. Classes 1 and 2 looked at our new school anti bullying policy. We discussed the school definition of bullying and our acronym STOP to help us remember that bullying is hurting others (emotionally or physically) - Several Times On Purpose. During the week, we used two key texts; Is it because? by Tony Ross and Something Else by Kathryn Cave. These were used to develop the children’s understanding of types of bullying, its effects and what to do if they felt that they or someone else was being bullied.
Well done year 2 your SATs are finally finished!
I am so proud of all the effort and hard work you have put in during your assessments and throughout the whole year (so far!).
I want to also take this opportunity to thank the year 1 parents who attended the phonics screening overview. It was great that so many of you could attend and also to receive such positive feedback.