Monthly Archives: December 2013

Party Time!

As the end of the Christmas Quarter looms, our PFA treated us to a fabulous party. The chocolate game and balloon popping games were great fun and we even managed to have a bit of a dance Gangnam Style!

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Christmas Trees or Christmas Teachers?

At this afternoon’s Year Two Christmas party, kindly organised by our PFA and ably led by a willing band of mums, the teachers became Christmas trees and were decorated by the children. Tinsel, silly string, baubles, hats and much more were added to the staff and the results were quite incredible… One child felt the new looks were an improvement; the staff were not so sure!

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Christmas is coming…

Today (11.12.13 – we think that’s really cool!) will see the last performance of A Minibeast Christmas and Year 2 are very excited! Yesterday we wowed the audience with our amazing renditions on our violins and ‘cellos before taking up our places on the risers to become the choir for the main show. This morning we sang for a special feature on the DVD which can be ordered from Mrs Hatcher. Tomorrow we need to bring our party clothes ready for the afternoon’s Christmas party, organised by the PFA followed by the annual tradition that is Crash into Christmas. Phew! What a busy week!

The Christmas post has some extra helpers this year!

To fit in with our research into Victorian postboxes Year Two have taken on the rather large task of sorting the Laxton Junior Christmas post this year. It’s a slick organisation; Royal Mail executives would be proud! Following the rota on the wall, our willing teams of posties have been busy sorting the hundreds of cards posted each day. A sophisticated sorting system is in place, with boxes for each year group. The cards are then resorted into classes and delivered to their destinations. Year Two have been very pleased to see the number of clearly written class names on most of the envelopes but it does slow the process down a little when no class is specified! Here we are in action…

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What can we measure…?

Last week we had lots of fun measuring all sorts of things, from each other to tables and everything in between! As well as using standard units of measure such as centimetres, we used non-standard units including cubes, hands and feet. We decided that it is usually best to use standard units so that you can compare objects (or people!). We enjoyed measuring each other and then tested the accuracy of our measurements by ordering ourselves and seeing whether we were in the same order as the chart. We discovered that we hadn’t got it quite right!

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