Summer Term 2019

Summer Term 2019 Year Two

I can’t believe that we are in the summer term, this year has whizzed by far too quickly. We have had a fun-packed term, the children have worked so hard and we are very proud of them.

We had a wonderful time celebrating Welsh culture and experiencing other cultural music and dancing at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen. We were able to practice our circus skills in the Panic Circus tent, we saw a variety of owls and took part in a junk music session. We even created a canvas of the Welsh countryside which is displayed in the competitor’s reception area. Lots of fun was had by all.

We have visited Powis Castle experiencing life in the past, we had a hunt for new items hidden amongst the old treasures. In the garden’s we collected objects that were interesting and hung them on a spider’s web! We had lovely comments from the public about how well behaved the children were, which was wonderful to hear.

We all supported each other during Sports Day, taking part in a rotation of activities and a relay to finish. After Sports Day we had fun at the Summer Fair. We have had cricket skill training from Jamie at All Stars Cricket.

We enjoyed visiting the Church and exploring all the things we wanted to find out more about. We took photographs and thought of questions to ask the Reverend Peter. We took rubbings of the mosaic fish around the Font, which Amy used to create a textured screen for us to print with.

We were lucky to work with the artist Amy Caswell screen printing and making fish for the Overton Parade. We had the wonderful Ffion Collins who is a Welsh Story Teller visit us as part of this project.

During lunch time we love our new ‘loose parts play’ and we have lots of fun creating boats, dens, swimming pools, castles and all sorts of amazing things; working together and using our imaginations.

In math’s we have explored measuring, created 3D maps of Overton and learnt to give directions, to name but a few. In literacy we have been looking at alternative fairy tales, we have written and acted out stories and made the most amazing story boxes. We have taken on many challenges this year and have developed a positive growth mindset. We enjoyed working collaboratively on many activities, learning to share, listen and value everyone’s contribution.

As usual we continue to develop lots of skills outside at Forest School and our den building has moved to a whole new level of mastery. I am sure that we have many architects for the future! We have planted lots of seeds and plants in the kitchen garden with Leo’s mum.

We have had visits from PC Kim to help us stay safe. We all took part in Walk Wise Course, we learnt how to cross the road safely and identify any hazards. We always have to remember to STOP, LOOK, LISTEN and THINK.

We have had a great year and Mrs. Edwards and I would like to say thank you to all of the children and parents for all of their hard work.

Mrs. Richards x