Year 2

Nativity

‘Twas the night before the nativity and all through house, not a creature was able to avoid the nervous anxiety, not even the mice. This week we are dominated by the events leading to the birth of Christ as told not only by the gospel writers but also an endless […]

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Deck the halls with boughs of folly!

Greetings to all people of Year 2! We find ourselves now firmly in the grip of that condition known as ‘The Nativity’. For some this inspires fear and dread. Not so for those of us in year 2. The children are demonstrating all the signs of being a company of […]

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Are we there yet?

This is a view of the Cutty Sark taken from our trip on Tuesday. Within ten minutes of travel we were being asked if we were there yet. This proved to be a popular question. I can still hear it in my sleep. Our epic voyage was worth the wait.  […]

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Coach sickness more likely than seasickness!

Every week, without fail, I am told that someone has failed to pick up their homework or change their book. Every week, without fail, I stand and recite the following mantra, “Make sure you have changed your book and have placed the new book in your bag. Make sure you […]

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Eureka moments

They say a week is a long time in politics. They have obviously not considered the school time continuum. For in a school day, an hour can change the whole landscape. Friendships are made and lost and made again. Worlds are discovered. Hopes are raised and dreams are made. In […]

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My teacher ate my homework!

I never cease to be amazed at the wonderful creations brought in by children for topic based homework. It is a delight to catch a glimpse of what will be in the future, the designers, engineers, artists, ‘Bake Off’ contestants, explorers, journalists and poets. I also never cease to be […]

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Happy Harold and the soft ‘C’

Year 2 will be moving back into their home on Monday after having spent time in temporary accommodation in the hall. We will be glad to return to our cosy burrow but will miss the space and the piano! It has been a busy week indeed. The Life Bus experience […]

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Finding our sea legs.

And thus we arrive at the end of Week 2 in Year 2. I think it appropriate to use nautical references as we have been immersing ourselves in the life on the ocean blue as told by pirates. There have been some stormy seas as we have become aware of […]

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Slip,slop, slap

Growing up in Australia one is always acutely aware of the sun and the damage it can do. So much so that I grew to hate the sun and longed for colder climes in which to live. An ever present image for Australian children of a certain era is the […]

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