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Thursday 26th May 2022 - School Party

On Thursday 26th May the school will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The children can wear red, white & blue own clothes and we will be having a whole school, party afternoon in the playground.

 

As part of the celebrations all the classes have been allocated a decade to study. Year 2 are looking at the 1990s as part of the seven decades that Our Queen has been on the throne. This means that Year 2 will be learning a dance from the 1990s and teaching it to the rest of the school. The children are also learning a special song.

 

Year 2 are learning 'Saturday Night' from Wigfield. Please click on the link below and practice with the children. Start from 0.25 seconds as the first part isn't relevant!

KiB - Saturday Night (Tanz) - YouTube

 

 To practice the song please click the link below. 

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Jubilee - OneDrive (sharepoint.com)

SPADE2FORK (Wednesdays 27th April-25th May 2022)

Mountpleasant Farm Trip Information - Tuesday 29th March 2022

 

Lent 2022

See below all the events taking place for Lent this half term.

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) over the half-term, it would be lovely for Year 2 to have a go at making a Mardi Gras mask for our very own parade at school in the Mardi Gras colours – purple, green and gold. Please bring the masks in on the first day back – Tuesday 1st March.

Have a great holiday.

World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2022

Book Fair

We will be having a book fair here in school from Wednesday 2nd March- Wednesday 9th March. This is a great opportunity for you to buy great quality books suitable for your age group and interests. The book club will be held in the school hall from 3.30-4pm on Wednesday 2nd March, Thursday 3rd, Monday 7th March, and Tuesday 8th March. Parents can make a payment either by cash, card or by scanning a QR code into their phone at the fair. They can also even pay at home from an online link. Please click on the link below to see further information.

https://www.olstrose.bham.sch.uk/important-notices-and-events/

 

Friday 11th February 2022 - Dress to Express Day £1

 

This Friday we will be taking part in the 'Dress to Express' national charity day as part of children's mental health week. Throughout the week we will be doing meditations and mindfulness activities which will link with the charity day on Friday. The class are encouraged to dress to express by choosing to dress in their favourite colour.  You might choose a colour which expresses how you’re feeling! 

The characters from 'Inside Out' may give you inspiration.

 

 

Monday 7th February 2022 

From Monday 7th to Friday 11th February Y2 will be celebrating Safer Internet Week. This week will have a focus on E Safety, staying safe while online and using different technologies. There are lots of different and exciting events happening throughout the week! Y2 will be having a class E Safety Workshops on the theme of the 'Into the Screen' on Monday 7th.

 

There will also be another lesson on keeping safe on line and the children will be watching an assembly on E safety. Miss Murphy has created a page with information, games and quizzes that you can access. Just click the link below!

https://www.olstrose.bham.sch.uk/e-safety-pupils/

 Friday 4th February 2022

 

On Friday 4th February 2022 we will be taking part in the national Numbers Day devoted to all things Maths. As a school, we will be raising money for the NSCPCC and raising the profile of Maths. On this day children can wear their own clothes and are being encouraged to dress up. They could dress up  as their Numbots Robot or Time Table Rockstar character, clothes with numbers on, a Number Blocks character or something else 'maths' related. 

 

There will be house points and certificates for 'best dressed'. Please remember that if you come in your own clothes, you should bring a £1 donation for the NSPCC charity. We will be going outside to do a shape investigation so make sure you have your coat with you!

Fancy a fun activity session challenge at Weoley Castle Library on Saturdays in January or February? Then look at the details in the poster below and book your seat...

 

 

Advent Fundraising Friday

Advent at St Rose (office.com)

Friday 26th November - own clothes

CAFOD World Gifts - £1 per child.

 

Friday 3rd December - wear it purple day!

SVP - Gift of Warmth - £1 per child

 

Friday 10th December - wear a Christmas jumper!

Birmingham Children's Hospital Christmas Jumper Day - £1 per child.

 

Friday 17th December - own clothes

This will not be a fundraising day but a reward for the children helping with acts of kindness in the local community.

Children in Need - Friday 19th November 2021

"Our Common Home Week" (office.com)

Parent Consultations - Monday 8th November 2021

Just a quick reminder that you should have received an invite from school (either text message or email) to sign up for a telephone parent consultation on Monday 8th November afternoon. If you have not had any information please let the school office know on Monday morning and if there are slots still available then you can still be added. 

3rd November - 8th December 2021

Year 2 will be participating in forest school for Autumn 2 on a Wednesday afternoon from 3/11/21. Please ensure that your child comes to school on Wednesdays dressed for forest school.

 

Clothing to wear should include warm clothes that you do not mind your child getting dirty in. Suggestions are an old waterproof coat, old pair of tracksuit bottoms, a warm jumper/sweatshirt, woolly hat, gloves, scarf etc as they will be going outside come sun, rain or snow.

 

Also the children should bring with them a pair of wellington boots and woolly socks in a labelled bag which they can change into when they undertake the activities. 

 

It is such a fantastic experience for Y2 to have forest school and thank you all for supporting this activity.

Donations for Harvest Festival

 

On Thursday14th October we will be celebrating Harvest Festival.

 

Harvest is an exciting time where we will be talking to the children in class about different foods, where it comes from and how we can help other countries around the world. It links with our Science topic about plants we eat that we are doing presently.

 

On Wednesday 14th October we will be collecting  together all the tins and packets of food etc from what has been sent in and distributing to the church food bank. It would be wonderful if each child in the class could bring at least one tin or packet of food in which we can then donate to charities and people in need. If you are able to spare anything then it will be greatly appreciated as in this unprecedented times there is a lot of local food needs.

Friday 1st October 2021

On Friday 1st October we are having an own clothes day to raise money for the charity 'Macmillian Cancer Support'. Everyone can come to school wearing green, that day, to support Macmillian. We kindly ask that if you wear your own clothes this Friday you please bring in a donation of £1 for this fantastic charity. As a school we want to raise as much money as we can so if you do come in your own clothes, please bring £1 too.

If you go to the life of the class you can see the pictures of what they wore!

Monday 20th September

The individual and Y2 whole class photo will be on Monday 20th September 2021. 

House Point Logo Competition

https://sway.office.com/3cjkPo2QFuxWgOB1?ref=Link

We are going to re-design the House Logos and would like the Y2 children's help in coming up with some designs. Click on the link above with all the details.

 

 

Phonics Check

Year 2 will be taking the national phonics check (29th November to 3rd December 2021) which replaced the original date in June 2021 that was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. 

 

If your child needs to revisit the test, in June 2022, then we will be continuing to practise everyday throughout the rest of the year with those children. 

 

If you pass the phonics then you will not have a phonics reading book from January 2022.

 

We are presently completing lots of catch up phonic sessions building up to the check but please practice your sounds everyday. If you want to find the resources then click on the link below.

https://www.olstrose.bham.sch.uk/phonics-resources/

 

We have also been using in class (as extra sessions)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNE3ABRJaKoQWiIrXvxCUhg- 

which is the 'Letters and Sounds for Home and School' for the Y2 autumn term phonics screen check revision sessions. If you wish to support your child then this is great for revising what we are doing in class.

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