Blue Class 2018/19

Welcome to Blue Class - Mrs Lancashire
This is where you can find information of the various activities your children will be taking part in this year.
If you have any suggestions for things to include on this page, please let a member of staff know your ideas.
Working with us this year we have the lovely Miss Nixon: Mon - Wed and the lovely Mrs. Wingfield: Thurs - Fri.
And a special thank you to the lovely Mrs Fagan who comes in to help us.
We look forward to a fun packed year with you all.
We will continue to collect 50p per child each week for additional activities.
Could you please make sure you complete and sign all permission forms that have been given out, as soon as possible? Thank you.
Year 2 End of Year Assessments
Our assessments take place in May so it is important that you ensure your child attends school every day that the school is open to them. There is a huge amount to learn this year. Please do NOT take them out of school for a holiday, especially around this time. Thank you.
Our P.E days are usually Monday and Tuesday this term. Please make sure your child has a full P.E kit in school, clearly labelled with their name. These kits can remain in school for the half term and then returned after each holiday. 
Our Collective Worship will be in the mornings at 9 am Mon - Thurs and then the usual Star Assembly on Friday at 1.10p.m.
We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate your children's achievements.
May I remind you to please turn your mobile phones off or onto silent during our assembly.
Thank you.
Our Topic
In Year 2 this term we will be learning about Harry Potter.
Take a look at our Potions Lab and maybe have a go at creating a recipe for a potion of your own. 
Maybe you want to turn your Teacher into a Creature!
Our featured author this term will be Julia Donaldson. If you have any of her books at home that you would like to share with the children, we would appreciate the opportunity to read them to the class.
Times Table Challenge!
As part of the Year 2 curriculum the children have to learn and practise their times tables. 
To help encourage the children to learn Blue Class are having a Times Table Challenge: learn a Times Table so you can answer random questions from it, quickly, and you will receive a certificate.
The children who learn the most Times Tables by the end of Year 2 will receive a prize for their efforts.
The ones to begin with are: 2x, 5x, 10x and 3x.
Good Luck everyone!
Wheelchair Basketball
We were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn the basics of Wheelchair Basketball this term. 
The children learned how to manoevre a 'specially designed' wheelchair around the hall: starting and stopping; dodging; turning; 'tagging' each other to simulate a pass; amd generally moving at different speeds.
This was both entertaining and educational. The children enjoyed it immensely and showed off some pretty nifty moves.
It also helped to inspire understanding and respect for our wonderful Paralympions who compete in this sport.
Well done to all of the children who took part in this fabulous activity!
Skittles Science
Last week the children investigated what would happen if Skittles were covered in water?
They predicted what they thought would happen and then placed their Skittles on their plates. Some decided to make a picture with them. Then they used their observational skills to see the results. 
They were surprised to see that the colours didn't mix together after all - instead they made a rainbow of colours down the plate. it was amazing!
This is one of the many activities that the 50p per week activity money supports. Thank you.
Inclusion Festival
Blue class will be taking part in the Inclusion Festival at Heritage High School on Tuesday 25th September.
It will take place during the afternoon and we aim to return to school in time for 3 p.m.
Please make sure your child has their full P.E kit in school and brings a bottle of water with their name clearly labelled on it.
Thank you. 
The children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon, learning to play a variety of sports in ways that would make them inclusive to people who are less able or incapacitated in some way. From sit down 'boules' type sports, to sit down volleyball and even table cricket.
The children were great ambassadors for our school and all parents would be right to feel proud of them.
Well done Blue Class!
Active Maths
The children had a lot of fun working with a friend to calculate the number bonds to 20.
Last term was a long term, but we all survived! Well done everyone.
It was great to see everyone back after a restful holiday. Now the next chapter begins...
This term we will continue our topic about Harry Potter and this will come to a wonderful finale with a special afternoon of activities, when Parents and Carers will be welcome to visit and view the children's learning. We will keep you posted on the date and time.
This week has been Anti Bullying week and the children have enjoyed wearing 'odd socks'. They have learned what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend. They have talked about how being unkind makes them feel. The children have shown themselves to be very caring and compassionate people. You should all be very proud of them.
Children in Need 2018
The children have risen to the challenge again today, dressing up in fantastic outfits for Children in Need. Some came to school in pyjamas and others wore Pudsey clothes or spotty clothes; and all to raise money for this wonderful cause.
They looked amazing!
Well done everyone.
Congratulations to everyone on such a wonderful showcase to celebrate the end of our Magical Lands topic - Harry Potter.
The children put so much work into this topic and thoroughly enjoyed it. The showcase was just a snapshot of the learning this term.
Many thanks to all who joined us to share that learning with the children; you helped to make it very special.