World Cup Week
We really enjoyed having our Maths, English and Science lessons during ‘World Cup Week’ with Year 3 and 4. It gave us the opportunity to work with children from other year groups and to be taught by different teachers.
In Maths, we used a code to find the value of different countries and players in the World Cup. Also, we did some orienteering where we had to navigate around the playground to find the country totals to answer a range of Maths questions. This was quite tricky!
In Science, we investigated high and low friction and the effect this will have on different shoes and footballer’s boots as well as how the length of the grass can affect football. Unfortunately, the day we did the investigation that we planned… it rained! Although we got very wet we still enjoyed being scientists for the day and got our predicted results.
We filmed our own news report about the World Cup in English after writing our own scripts about the missing world cup, luckily this was found on the final day after several clues were answered.
The children had an amazing week which was concluded with the finals of the football tournament in Minsters own ‘World Cup’. We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs from our week!
Friday 13th June 2014
We had a wonderful school trip to Canterbury Cathedral last Friday! We travelled to Canterbury by train and couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the Cathedral for the first time. We were lucky enough to spend time in the activity room where we had the chance to write with a quill, design stained glass windows, become a stonemason and do brass rubbings. As well as that, we completed a costume trail where we dressed up as knights, pilgrims and if we were really lucky we were chosen to wear the costume of the Archbishop! On our trail we saw many features of the Cathedral such as the lectern, pulpit, font and altar and even compared these to the features of St Mary’s Church in Minster. In our free time we explored the art in the Cathedral and were all very excited to look at the Antony Gormley sculpture in the crypt. The 2 metre long sculpture which was created using iron nails and suspended from the ceiling was amazing. Thank you so much to all of the adults who helped on the day, we are looking forward to continue learning about these places of worship throughout Term 6.
We have had a fantastic week. Not only have we been on our scooters we have also been doing science investigations.
We have written explanation texts about how to make the scooter move and turn, as the week has gone on we have got better at this. We also used our scooters for maths for turning clockwise, anticlockwise, quarter and half turns as well as directions such as North, South, East and West.
We have had a lovely week.
Year 2 Football Festival
The Year 2 Football Festival had already been cancelled twice due to bad weather so on Wednesday 30th April when the sun was shining we were all very excited! Thanet’s Primary Association for School Sport organised the event at Margate Football Club with a total of 16 different schools attending and over 100 children taking part. The 7 children who represented Minster Primary School keenly participated in a skills coaching session as well as playing a number of mini matches. They were an absolute asset to our school and consistently conveyed our 5 school values! The festival finished with everyone gathering for a final presentation and medals being awarded to those who participated, including a special medal for the player who demonstrated great sportsmanship. Thank you to everyone who came to support the children (and even refereeing matches!) we had a brilliant time and hope to attend more events like this in the future. We hope you like the brand new Key Stage 1 kits which were bought with the money raised from the sports fundraiser organised earlier this year. Didn’t they look fabulous, thank you!
Flickers and Flames
What an exciting way to start the first week of term! The children built 3D houses and used these to recreate the City of London. Then… WE SET IT ALIGHT! This generated some fantastic Literacy work. So far the children have written a poem and are currently writing a diary about the Great Fire of London using their first-hand experience. Don’t worry we had a site manager and fire extinguishers on hand!
BALLOONS IN BELGIUM!
We’ve had a response! We’ve had a response! We received a letter which reveals that one of our balloons released at the start of the term landed in Belgium! We’re very grateful to Rudi, Mary-Rose and Nick who returned the card and balloon and will respond to the email address they provided to say thank you! We can’t wait to see if we receive any more.
Hot Air Balloon Visit!
Today, we had an amazing treat when a real hot air balloon came to visit year 2! We learned lots of fascinating facts from the pilot. The envelope (balloon) was even bigger than our hall so we needed all 62 of us to help pack it away. We were really lucky to see the basket outside and could even feel the heat from the flames.
We are really lucky that we had Caterlink visit Year 2 and complete a cooking workshop! It was a lot of fun learning about bread and cooking pizzas!
Around the World
On Monday, we walked into our classroom to see it filled with balloons! Next, we attached a tag to each helium balloon which had the address details of our school and on the back we wrote our name, age and class. Soon afterwards, we went outside and counted down from 10. Suddenly, 62 balloons were released into the sky to start their journey. We can’t wait to find out which countries our balloons have visited! It will be very interesting to see if they land in any of the places which Phileas Fogg visits on his adventure, as we are enjoying reading ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. As soon as we have any updates, we will let you know!