Articles by: Ms Castillo

The week that was in year 2

Hello people of Year 2, As we enter this week I would like to remind you that the agility festival is happening tomorrow and that all children must have their kit! I think it would be most awkward to be lunging, jumping, prancing and generally sticking out like a sore […]

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Character motivation in Cinderella

People of year 2 , The weeks are flying by and it seems as if we are all on fast forward once more. This last week has seen the children working on various aspects of the curriculum and meeting each challenge with their usual panache and a certain amount of […]

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The philosophy of lost property

People of Year 2, Another week full of hard work and lost water bottles. In the time I have been teaching I have developed my understanding of pedagogical craft and the workings of a child’s mind. There is however, one thing I shall never grasp, and believe it to be […]

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Da Vinci is in the house!

Greetings to all followers of the Year 2 blog. I hope by now we have all met at doors, windows, on the grounds and in passing. Equally, I hope you feel, as I do, that we have begun the year with a positive learning vibe. A new year always brings […]

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Exit stage left

Dear people of Year 4, It has been a whirligig, a blast, a firework display, a series of laughing attacks, the height of drama, the depths of tragedy and a whole lot of learning to boot. If I were Charles Dickens, not only would I be confused being incarnated as […]

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Year 4 Update

The hot weather has helped us feel like we are indeed in Ancient Greece and I for one am praying to Artemis or Poseidon or someone or other to release us from the punishing heat. Our History Off the Page experience offered learning opportunities that allowed the children to immerse […]

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Go for Growth Mindset Gold!

People of Year 4, What triumphs! Tears of joy, tears of heartache or tears of hayfever. We seem to be getting all three. It’s a scorcher and the aggression of the Summer sun is upon us. I urge children to bring their hats, creams and to take their hayfever remedies, […]

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An ode to an ode…

People of Year 4, This week we have been examining the genre of ode and insult poetry. We read a few examples and discussed the features. Here’s a taste. Tacos Oh tacos, oh tacos I love you, you see… But I wonder why you don’t love me? Oh tacos, oh […]

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Splash!

Well, here it is, Another sequence of weeks in which clothes disappear, shoes vanish and accusations of sock theft inundate the space. Yes, it is swimming lesson time. Frolics in the water, Mexican waves on the coach and constant anxiety from staff. I never again want to chase after a […]

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