This week has been an absolute whirlwind! On Monday, we got to enjoy a trip to Purcell School of Music for a concert taking us around the world in 60 minutes. The Spanish guitar, the Australian didgeridoo, the Chinese strings were some of the fantastic instruments that took us on a journey through the world. The Year 2 children were a credit to our school listening attentively and only making one mistake in nominating Miss Mackenzie to play the didgeridoo!
In Maths, the children enjoyed one of their last sessions with Mrs Holliman focusing on problem solving and more specifically, systematic thinking. Once we started thinking systematically, we began to spot patterns which allowed us to work much more efficiently. We worked out which coins we could use to make a specific amount and have continued to add to a list of possibilities as the week progressed.
On Wednesday, Don Rae came to our school to teach us two dances for us to practise and use in our special Leavers’ Assembly. The dances he had choreographed were both energetic and moving and it was exciting to work with someone so talented at teaching others to dance. We can’t disclose too much as it will be a surprise for you next week but our dances were on the theme of Africa and The Lion King. It was lovely to see the children all working together to master the choreography and to see some children, who perhaps don’t always put themselves forward, enjoy the limelight. I am very excited for them to show off their performance as they impressed me immensely and am sure they will impress you just as much!
This week involved a lot of assembly practice and we have worked all together to present our highlights of the year to you. It will involve sharing our work, dancing (obviously!), singing and generally capturing all of our progress this year ahead of the exciting transition to Year 3. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
We have had a busy week in Art finishing our work on our portrait-landscapes inspired by Henri Rousseau. We also enjoyed an Arts Day on Friday, sporting our house colours to join in some artistic activities around the theme of our Houses: Earth, Fire, Water and Air. A range of activities were on offer, from clay to Jackson Pollock, and from a fire dance to Handel’s water music. It was a fantastic opportunity to dedicate an entire day to the Arts and I know the children thoroughly enjoyed it!