World Book Day 2021
We have had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day so far, and have done many exciting activities including watching a live assembly by David Walliams and being Fairtrade banana workers in our Maths lesson! We have been making each other smile with our colourful costumes too!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Today we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. The children learnt all about the origins of the Chinese zodiac and about how Chinese people celebrate their new year festival. The children were amazed by the Dragon Dancing and the firecrackers used in the celebrations. We all made our own Chinese lanterns, decorated dragon masks and enjoyed listening to Chinese music!
Student of the Week!
Congratulations to Nicholas Power in Maple Class who has been awarded a certificate by Mrs.Sherry for his excellent languages work whilst in lockdown. Nicholas has been learning in Yakut, Russian and English, and has even taught English to his cousins in Russia! Fantastic! We are so proud of you Nicholas, well done!!
Happy Birthday to Olivia, Matilda and Maya from Maple Class!
Have a fantastic day girls!
Children's Mental Health Week
Next week is Children's Mental Health awareness week and this year's theme is 'Express Yourself'. Every child across the school is being invited to create a small artwork of something which expresses themselves as a person, which will eventually all be put together to become a large rainbow to be displayed in school. There is no deadline for the piece to be finished, but it does need to be started next week. Full details can be found on the poster below. We are really looking forward to seeing your pieces!
Celebrating our Heritage
We are so lucky here at Preston Primary School to have so many children who come from such diverse cultures. In Maple Class alone we have children with Romanian, Slovakian, Polish, Russian, Yakut and South African heritage. Next week is Children's Mental Health Week and this year's theme is 'Express Yourself'. What a fantastic opportunity for the children to be able to learn more about and celebrate their heritage and diverse cultures. In honour of this, here is a video of Nicholas Power from Maple Class reading a poem about a piglet. Nicholas is reading the poem in Yakut, which is his mother's native language, and is very difficult to learn. I think we can all agree that Nicholas has done a fantastic job and we are all very proud of him! Well done Nicholas!
The Big Garden Bird Watch
The RSPB are running a 'Big Garden Bird Watch' for you to take part in between the 29th-31st January. It is a survey to help the RSPB keep track of our local bird species and to collect data on how many birds are seen by members of the public. All you have to do is go onto the website, sign up to request a survey pack then spend an hour recording any birds that you can see in your garden. We would love to see your pictures and results. There is an identification sheet attached to help you name each type of bird.
For more details please visit the website at:
The Frog Life Cycle
Well done Year 2's for doing such fantastic work on the life cycle of the frog. Mrs.Mann and I have been impressed with what we have seen so far, and I have added some of your work to our display in Maple Class. I still have a few gaps to fill, so will look forward to seeing your explanation texts and butterfly life cycles to add to it.
Well done everyone! Keep up the good work!
Happy Birthday to Nicholas in Maple Class!
Week 1 Gallery
Well done to you all for engaging so well with the home learning this week. From the pictures that we have been sent, we can see that you have been working really hard and thinking carefully about completing your work to the best of your abilities. Remember, if you haven't sent us any work yet, it isn't too late. We always like to see what you have been doing. Next week's activities will be ready for you on Monday morning. Have a lovely, restful weekend.
Here are some of the pictures we have been sent so far.
Welcome to Home Learning - Week 1 Friday
Good morning everyone. Well, we’ve reached the end of this first week of lockdown and we hope you are all settling back into online learning ok. Please remember that if you have any questions or concerns please contact the Year 2 team directly on the following email: Yr2@preston.ppat365.org
This will be checked daily and emails will be responded to swiftly as possible. Please find the attached document with activities for Friday. As with the rest of this week’s work, we’ve tried to keep any printing to the minimum and most of these tasks can be completed independently.
Stay safe and have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Durie and Mrs Rich
Welcome to Home Learning - Week 1 Tuesday
We hope that you are all well and staying safe. I would like to start by wishing you all a very happy new year. Please see the attached document with activities for today. Activities for the rest of the week will be uploaded later today. There should be minimum printing required and most activities can be completed independently.
Edit: Please ignore on the document where I have written 2020.....it is, most definitely, 2021!!