It’s been a while since our last blog so here are a few photos and a little bit of information about what we’ve been up to!
Well… We’ve had another visit from the RNLI, this time from Mike Major who brought dressing up clothes as well as talking to us about Grace Darling.
We’ve finished our lifeboat and lighthouse models – they look fabulous!
We have raised money for the RNLI by wearing our wellies and doing a treasure hunt. Mrs W was thrilled that the Infants raised £420!
We have made our own string printing cards and printed seaside-themed pictures.
We’ve been pretty busy haven’t we?! Just over a week to the summer holidays and we’re as busy as ever, not to mention pretty hot with the lovely weather.
We have been thoroughly inspired by Grace Darling and the work of the modern RNLI and have been busy making clay models to reflect our topic. Ogre the past few weeks we have carefully modelled our clay and now in the middle of the important painting process. It is taking us a while to finish them but that is because we are taking great care to ensure that they are finely detailed and carefully finished. Here is a sneak preview…
This afternoon we were very excited to welcome another visitor from the RNLI to talk to us about Grace Darling and the amazing work of the lifeboatmen and women. Mrs H and Mrs W were very impressed by all the information that we had remembered when we were aneri Mike’s questions. We also learned lots of new information. Did you know that the RNLI needs £150 million each year in order that they may carry out their work? We have a fundraiser next week so hope to help them out a little.
A particular highlight of the visit was when we re-enacted the Grace Darling story using a few costumes, a piece of rope, a couple of chairs and a pair of oars.
Huge thanks to Mike for coming to talk to us – we really enjoyed it!
Last Friday we were delighted to welcome Mike Alcock back to LJS to talk to Year 2 about the RNLI and water safety. Mike is a volunteer who visits groups and schools on behalf of the RNLI Education department. He told us how to stay safe at the beach and when near rivers and other bodies of water. We learnt the meaning of the different flags that can be seen at the beach and now know when we should and should not go into the sea. Mike also told us about that the dangers of the sun the how we can stay safe and protect our bodies.
Find out more about the work of the lifeguards by clicking here.
Both of our classes have Stormforce membership which is the junior club for children which helps to support the work of the RNLI. Every child received a magazine and some are already members.
Click her to find out more about Stormforce.
The infants treated us all to some wonderful country dancing this afternoon. The sun was shining and the skipping was a plenty. Year Two produced a double and single plait on the maypole, not to mention a variation on the traditional ‘Three in Hand’ which involved four pairs of children plaiting with all sixteen ribbons. They made it all look smooth and easy…no mean feat!
Judging by the smiles, head nods and foots taps from the audience the occasion was a great success. The weather was perfect too – what a wonderful way to spend a sunny May Day afternoon.
We were very excited when we visited the LJS Science Fair in the hall yesterday. We had our own display all about electricity and circuits and were able to show our parents what we have been learning. We also got the chance to go round the fair and view the work of the Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 children who had worked in groups of 2 and 3 on protests of their own choice. The variety of the topics on show was astounding and we loved seeing our older friends with their work. We will be in Year 4 for the next Science Fair and some of us are already starting to think about what we would like to present for it!
Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the Easter break. Y2 all agree (both staff and children!) that it is lovely to have a holiday but great to be back at school.
We were very excited yesterday to begin learning about Grace Darling. We learned that Grace, along with her father, Longstone lighthouse keeper William Darling, carried out an incredibly courageous rescue in stormy seas in September 1838 when she was just 17 years old. We watched a video on the BBC website and another on the RNLI website to gather as much information as we could. It was all most fascinating and we can’t wait to find out more!
You can find the videos we watched by clicking here and here