Monthly Archives: April 2015

Maybe Maypole…

It’s that time of year again! The Reception classes have have been learning to dance the Circassian Circle, Year 1 have been working hard on their two traditional-style dances and Year 2 have been getting themselves in a knot! Yes, knotting the maypole has been a regular occurrence in Year 2 during the last week but yesterday patterns started to appear… The single plait was looking good and Mrs W took the opportunity to introduce the second dance, the double plait. The children got the hang of the double plait instantly and Mrs W was delighted? So delighted, in fact, that she decided to introduce a third dance… The third dance is adapted from a traditional one called the Three in Hand and Mrs W has not yet decided whether or not it will actually make an appearance on Monday. Watch out for it on Monday!


We are Super Scientists!

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!

Grace Darling – a true heroine

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