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On Thursday 24th June the children participated in a healthy and active day. They were working with the PE department of Newman University. The activities were smoothly making, water relays, tag rugby and dancing. A brilliant time was had by all and many of the class hit well over 10,000 steps!

On Wednesday 23rd June Year 2 worked with the 'Farm in a box' programme run by Warburton's to look at arable farming. This linked with the diary farm that we visited last week. The session happened during forest school. A good time was had by all - looking at the wheat to bread process.

On Wednesday 23rd June we had a climbing wall and inflatables session as part of our health themed week. You can see we all enjoyed the session... I even had a go! 

On Tuesday 22nd June Year 2 took part in A-Life healthy living workshop where they brushed large teeth, considered healthy food choices, the importance of water and about how exercise is good for the vital organs. It was a brilliant session!

On Wednesday 16th June, Year 2 had a puppet making session in forest school. We had fun creating animals (in groups of three), using plastic bags to make puppets move and create paper puppets and make them move. In the hottest day of the year it was a fantastic session. It was a brilliant afternoon and thoroughly enjoyable.

Mountpleasant Farm letter to parents 10.6.21

Mountpleasant Farm Information


Christmas Dinner - 16th December 2020


Congratulations to Elishaj for winning the whole of the Inter Schools Competition for Y2 skipping across all the schools. We are so proud of you! 

December 2020

Christmas Baubles for The Birmingham Children's Hospital

Homework Books

Can all the Y2 homework books be returned by Friday 11th December, please? I can then set up Spring's homework and mark the work. Thank you.


PE Advent Calendar December 2020



Miss Arnold wants to share this fantastic PE Advent Calendar with you all. It is would be a fantastic activity to do over Christmas- there is one PE activity for every day and it will keep you fit and healthy. You could put pictures or videos of your activity or write about what you have don and add to the class blog. There's downloadable PDF of the candle document below which you download, print and use at home. I will be awarding extra housepoints for all the activities I see you have a go at. Let's start the exercise today!

The printable version is below so you can clearly identify what equipment you need!

Printable Advent Calendar - PE


Friday Charity Events for Advent 2020

As the season of Advent approaches, we now turn our attention to how we may prepare for the birth of Jesus.  During this season, we try to help as many different charities as we can through 'non-uniform' days each Friday during Advent. 


This year, more than ever, charitable giving is especially important and we hope that our charitable work will be able to support those who are in need, sick or who simply need a little more support because of the impact of COVID-19.


The following table indicates the charities that we will support during Advent and what we are asking you to do as a result.


Date Charity What we would like you to provide
Friday 27th November Local Food Bank - Weoley Castle

Dried Items - Cereal, Pasta, Rice, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Lentils, Beans, Pulses

Tinned Items - Soup, Tomatoes, Pasta Sauce, meat, vegetables, fruit

UHT Milk 

Longlife Fruit Juice

Friday 4th December CAFOD World Gifts £1 donation to wear own clothes
Friday 11th December Christmas Jumper Day - Birmingham Children's Hospital £1 donation to wear your Christmas Jumper or your own clothes.
Friday 18th December Father Hudson's Society £1 donation to wear your own clothes


Thank you to everyone for all the food send in on 27th November 2020 for the food bank. You have been amazingly generous and many people locally will benefit.

   The Food Bank Charity Day.



Year 2 will be raising money for water on CAFOD Day.


I am pleased to announce that we donated £35 so we are able to afford the water pack from our class. Thank you for the generosity.

November - Inter School PE Skipping Competition


The top 5 children in our Y2 were Elishaj (255), Tommie (185), Brooke (183), Blessing (163) and Whitney (153)

Children in Need 13.11.20 - PE with Joe


This Friday 15th November 2020 , we will have an 'Own Clothes Day' on Friday to raise money for Children in Need.  It will be a £1 donation for the children to come in their own clothes. Normally, we would be celebrating this as a whole school but sadly, things are a little different this year.  Whilst we might not be able to get together as a whole school for the day, it is still important that we try to do our bit as the charities need our support, now more than ever!


 PE with Joe will be happening!


So as a school each 'bubble' will also be completing Joe Wick's final 20 minutes of his 24 hour PE challenge for Radio 2. The Children in Need team have asked all classes to complete the final 20 minutes of his PE marathon with him.  So as we have been asked then Year 2 will be joining him at 9.05am this Friday.


Please remember to bring £1 on Friday (if you want to come in your own clothes). Let us all support this fantastic charity with a great cause. As we're doing PE... maybe consider joggers for the day. I will be wearing mine. I did PE with Joe throughout the whole lockdown and love every session he does. I wonder if he will be wearing fancy dress as he often did for his Friday sessions. 


Thank You

A big 'Thank You' to everyone as the school raised £197 for children in Need. Year 2 contributed £35.50. We had a great time doing PE with Joe... a fantastic start to the day. The pictures are above.

End of Term Newsletter - Friday 23rd October


#pledgekindness this weekend.


Free Radio are currently carrying out a campaign whereby they are trying to get 10,000 pledges of kindness by Saturday 10th October. I think this is something we could easily all do this weekend and then take a photo of your 'act of kindness' and post it on the blog using #pledgekindness.


I think it would be a lovely idea if we could get carry out acts of kindness this weekend  (as it is World Mental Health Day) to show we are thinking of others . It will also allow us to reflect on how we can behave and act in the image and likeness of God. What are you going to do? I pledge to do the ironing with a happy face smiley.

  Harvest Festival 2020 


On Wednesday 14th October we will be celebrating Harvest Festival in our class bubble with a Mass that is celebrated on line led by Fr Gary.



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 a local 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.


Thank you so much for the donations we have received so far. The picture on the right is of the tins etc we have received into Y2 so far. We are still accepting donations up until the 14th so any extra support will be greatly appreciated.


Science - Planting the bulbs for spring 2021

Log Ins


All the log ins for the children to access their on line learning is now in their reading dairy.


The password for active learn (so they can start reading books) is Strose2019. The school code is olsr. We have tried to log in at school and it's easier with google chrome than safari.

Google chrome app is free to download. is how to access Rockstars is how to get onto Numbots.


When asked for the school's postcode you need to put in B29 5DY and then click on to Our Lady and St Rose of Lima. 


Keep up the great effort!


Uniform Change 2020-21


This year, we are trialling an update of our uniform policy to ensure that the enriched, active, engaging and all weather curriculum we want for our children can be realised.


We are embracing the 'Daily Mile' alongside out weekly PE lesson  in Year 2 which means the children can be in the classroom one minute, and outside the next.  The children therefore need to be in active wear to enable this to happen so that every minute of the day really does count.  In light of this, children should wear trainers (shoes) and joggers instead of trousers and skirts or dresses BUT they must all be plain black (no logo).  


The School PE uniform is therefore now:

  • Royal Blue V Neck sweatshirt or cardigan with the school badge and gold stripe.
  • White polo shirt (preferably with the school logo on it).
  • Plain black joggers.
  • Plain black trainers/shoes - suitable for all weathers and for running the Daily Mile.


Our PE lesson takes place every Monday afternoon.  Combined with our 'Daily Mile', these physical activities will help us to achieve our class wish of having 'active bodies' as well as 'active minds.'


Please also remember long hair should be tied up and one pair of stud earrings (no hoops) worn where ears are pierced.

PE - Run the Mile Competition


We have been challenged to run the mile and keep our scores. Who will be the quickest in Y2 at Our Lady and St Rose?


We ran the mile on Thursday 1st October

There were 13 children in Y2 who completed running the mile.


The order was 

Alfie  11 m 09 s

Tommie 11m 20s

 Louie 11m 21s

Amelia 11m 24s

Millie 12m 09s

Brooke,  Grace F and Rose 12m 24s

 Blessing 12m 40

Andrea 12m 44s

Grace KW 12m 51s
 Ionah 13m 09s
 Sallyanne 13m 31s


We have logged the information and await the results of the competition!


PE - Knowledge Organiser