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It was Sports Day on Tuesday 20th June. We had different activities to do followed by an egg and spoon race and a flat race. It was really good fun. Some of our parents were able to come and watch us.

Can you walk around the stepping stones without losing your balance?
Can you walk around the stepping stones without losing your balance?

It's tricky catching a ball in a scoop!
It's tricky catching a ball in a scoop!

Hold your spoon.....don't drop your egg.....ready, steady, GO!
Hold your spoon.....don't drop your egg.....ready, steady, GO!

June - In RE we have been reading the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours. Esme H drew this amazing picture of part of the story.

On Wednesday 14th June we had a visit from Jason the archer. He told us loads of interesting facts about medieval archers and we were allowed to hold some of the clothes and weapons he brought with him. We asked so many great questions. It was brilliant!

Now that looks like a nasty piece of equipment!
Now that looks like a nasty piece of equipment!

Wow! A sword as tall as you, Ella!
Wow! A sword as tall as you, Ella!

Who is wearing the helm?
Who is wearing the helm?

The archer's hood.
The archer's hood.

On Tuesday 13th June it was Seaside Day! Yippee!

Brrrr!
Brrrr!

Beautiful beach art by Haiden.
Beautiful beach art by Haiden.

Friends in a tent together, having fun.
Friends in a tent together, having fun.

We loved our tattoos.
We loved our tattoos.

The Punch and Judy show was hilarious.
The Punch and Judy show was hilarious.

Mmmmm! Ice cream for an extra breakfast!
Mmmmm! Ice cream for an extra breakfast!

On Monday 12th June we went up to Ludlow Junior School to take part in their STEAM Day. It was really amazing, and we are looking forward to taking part when WE are juniors! 

We were inventors and designed new things to help us stay safe.
We were inventors and designed new things to help us stay safe.

We had fun relay races with maths questions.
We had fun relay races with maths questions.

We learned about the important jobs that guide dogs do for people who cannot see.
We learned about the important jobs that guide dogs do for people who cannot see.

On Thursday 8th June we had a wonderful day at Ludlow Castle organised by the Historical Society. We were given talks by an armourer, surgeon, lady of the castle, archer, steward and dancer about life in medieval times. It was great fun and we learned lots of new facts.   

Owain Leech the surgeon pretended to cut Ella's finger off. Haiden and Jacob held her down and Gracie-Mae had to scream.
Owain Leech the surgeon pretended to cut Ella's finger off. Haiden and Jacob held her down and Gracie-Mae had to scream.

The organisers put on a play for us at lunch time about a knight coming to the castle to demand the release of a prisoner.
The organisers put on a play for us at lunch time about a knight coming to the castle to demand the release of a prisoner.

The archer showed us different arrows and bows for different jobs, like killing animals or for defending the castle.
The archer showed us different arrows and bows for different jobs, like killing animals or for defending the castle.

Harry was holding a butler, you could use it for defence or attack.
Harry was holding a butler, you could use it for defence or attack.

Soft armour had 30 layers of fabric! It was very heavy.
Soft armour had 30 layers of fabric! It was very heavy.

On Wednesday 24th May we were weighing objects in Maths to compare them using the < and > symbols. We had to be very accurate.

On Thursday 11th May we were invited to St Laurence's church to listen to a concert given by Ludlow Orchestra. It was so good! We heard how all the different instruments sound and the members of the orchestra played many tunes we knew like the themes from Star Wars and Harry Potter. We all tried conducting, too. Thank you very much for the invitation, we really enjoyed it.

There were violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes, trumpets, oboes, bassoons, clarinets, trombones, piccolos, french horns and a grand piano.
There were violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes, trumpets, oboes, bassoons, clarinets, trombones, piccolos, french horns and a grand piano.

We were pretending to play the piano!
We were pretending to play the piano!

We were having fun being conductors.
We were having fun being conductors.

In art we have been looking at the work of the artist Andy Goldsworthy. On Thursday 11th May we collected sticks, leaves, cones and shells and worked in groups to create fantastic collages outside. Maybe we will be famous artists one day!

On Wednesday 15th March we went down to Ludlow High School for a Year 2 Multi- Skills Festival. The Year 8 girls had organised activities for us and they explained what we had to do. We did archery, golf, went on the space hoppers, did target throwing, tower building and used the large parachute. It was great fun.

Ryan was very accurate at hitting the target with the putter.
Ryan was very accurate at hitting the target with the putter.

We played a tag game with the space hoppers.
We played a tag game with the space hoppers.

We played Fruit Salad under the parachute.
We played Fruit Salad under the parachute.

We had to aim carefully at the targets.
We had to aim carefully at the targets.

On Tuesday 7th March we went on a trip to Blists Hill Victorian Town. We had lots of fun, and there were LOADS of things to see. We all tried candle dipping and learned how people used to live over 100 years ago. It was very different from how we live today. 

We dipped our candles to make them rainbow coloured.
We dipped our candles to make them rainbow coloured.

Lots of poor families kept a pig to sell or for their own food. Some families shared a pig.
Lots of poor families kept a pig to sell or for their own food. Some families shared a pig.

We thought our school looked much more colourful.
We thought our school looked much more colourful.

In the Squatter's Cottage there were only 2 rooms for a family of four.
In the Squatter's Cottage there were only 2 rooms for a family of four.

On Friday 3rd March we dressed up as book characters for World Book Day. We had a great time and the whole school looked great during our morning assembly. Here are some of our costumes - can you guess who we dressed up as?

On Monday 30th January, Image Theatre Company came to perform The Selfish Giant. It was brilliant! Some of our class were chosen to act in the play and they performed really well. We liked the part where the giant kept hitting his head on the portcullis as he went into his castle.

Harley and Ella went to play in the Giant's garden with Joe and Rose.
Harley and Ella went to play in the Giant's garden with Joe and Rose.

Alesha was one of the East Wind's helpers, turning the Giant's garden to winter because he built a wall to keep the children out.
Alesha was one of the East Wind's helpers, turning the Giant's garden to winter because he built a wall to keep the children out.

Esme K and Haiden had to turn the peach trees back to flowering trees after the Giant's garden was changed to being always winter.
Esme K and Haiden had to turn the peach trees back to flowering trees after the Giant's garden was changed to being always winter.

Happy New Year! On Wednesday 4th January we came back to school. In Maths we are learning about positions and turns. We went outside and gave each other instructions to move a number of steps followed by a quarter, half or three- quarter turn, clockwise or anti-clockwise.

On Wednesday 23rd November we tested cars going down ramps in science. We were full of really good ideas for a fair test.

The lower ramp levels needed more of a push.
The lower ramp levels needed more of a push.

We explored using the highest ramp level and the wooden side of the ramp.
We explored using the highest ramp level and the wooden side of the ramp.

On Wednesday 16th November we went to the local park to explore the different pushes and pulls that we use on the play equipment. Some of us really impressed Mrs. Madden and Mrs. Granger with our skills!

On Wednesday 9th November we brought our ride on toys to school, to investigate forces in science. We used lots of different pushes and pulls to start, speed up, slow down and stop.

On wednesday 2nd November, as part of our science work on forces, we had a tug of war. It was brilliant. Jack was our checker and each of the 4 teams had a turn at winning. We think the ones who did not win the first time pulled extra hard the second time around.

Jack watched for the marker going over the line.
Jack watched for the marker going over the line.

On Tuesday 18th October we made apple crumbles. We cut the apple into small pieces and cooked it on the hob with water, adding some sugar afterwards. We made the crumble topping out of flour, butter and sugar. We are going to put them together just before the Farmers Market tomorrow. Later we made bread and tomorrow we are going to bake it in rolls.

We had to chop the apples carefully.
We had to chop the apples carefully.

Well done, Jack, waiting for your next turn.
Well done, Jack, waiting for your next turn.

The kneading was hard to do.
The kneading was hard to do.

On Monday 17th October we made marrow chutney to sell at the Farmers Market on Wednesday. Now our classroom smells of vinegar!! We all helped to chop marrows and some of us cut onion and some cut apple. We also added sultanas, demerara sugar, ginger and peppercorns. Mmmmm!

We needed to take out the seed part of the marrow first.
We needed to take out the seed part of the marrow first.

We learned how to use a sharp knife.
We learned how to use a sharp knife.

On Wednesday 5th October we went on a trip to Cadbury's World. It was very exciting. We got to taste some melted chocolate and we had to pretend to be cocoa beans, which was really funny. We were all very well behaved and a pleasure to take out of school. 

Mmmmmmm!
Mmmmmmm!

What would you have chosen - crunchie sprinkles, marshmallows, jelly beans, popping candy or mini smarties?
What would you have chosen - crunchie sprinkles, marshmallows, jelly beans, popping candy or mini smarties?

These are some of the things we like doing in our Golden Time on Fridays.

This game is really funny!
This game is really funny!

We like the fine sand.
We like the fine sand.

During the week beginning September 12th, we learned a new way of doing our maths using Base 10. It has been great fun. We can make 2 digit numbers and even add them together!

On 7th September we were finding out about different bendy materials. We used playdough and bluetack to find different ways to change their shape. We explored different elastic bands to find out which were able to stretch furthest.