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Africa comes Alive when 'Class Two Visit the Zoo!'

The highlight of our week has to be the visit to Africa Alive on Wednesday.  Firstly, I have to commend all the children for their impeccable behaviour; they were a complete credit to you and us as a school.  We always talk to the children before any trip regarding our excellent reputation in terms of behaviour and conduct and they certainly delivered on this trip. 

Poor Mrs Ashington has been poorly and was devastated to miss the trip but we have taken lots of photos and will be using them to help us to write a recount in literacy next week. During the trip we had the chance to handle a few small animals from each habitiat.  Most of the children were very brave and had a handle or a stroke of a spiny mouse, a python snake and a giant African snail. It was great to take Muddles, our class meerkat, along to catch up with some of his meerkat friends. The highlight for me was seeing the giraffes up close. Seeing the awe and wonder on the childrens' faces was very special.  Darci in particular looked a picture and I managed to capture it on a photo; she was truly overwhelmed at the sight.

Miss Noonan has contined to teach fractions to the children this week. It will carry on next week, stepping up to find fractions of amounts such as 3/4 of 20 or 2/3 of 30.  

We had an excellent outdoor learning session with Mr Earle on Monday.  He made some African style huts with the children.  They enjoyed the 'hands-on' element which is always a great way to learn. Thank you Mr Earle. 

It was great to end the week on a high and have a 'pen ceremony'. The second child to move onto pen was Gracie. Her stunning, joined handwriting earned her the Golden Award too; well done Gracie. Many more children are SO close to pen now so I'm sure we will be congratulating more of you next week. 

Well done to our other Golden Award recipients George and Ruben. 

Next week we look forward to welcoming you into class on Tuesday afternoon at 2.45pm.  It is called a Read, Share and Review  (RSR) session.  It will be entirely child-led so if you want to come in and look through your child's work this would be an opportunity to do so. If you can't make that time I am more than happy for you to pop in at another time after school to sit with your child and look through their work.  

Our secret phrase of the week is another exclamation sentence (ask your child what this means). 'How amazed Flexi Frog was with the beautiful writing in Year Two!'

Have a great weekend from Miss Studley and the Year 2 Team.