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Ahoy! from Year 2

What a week! We are in full swing of our pirate topic and that has been seen in our Forest school lesson this week, our art lesson, our English lessons and even creeping into a science based creative curriculum lesson. You would think we might have run out of pirate things to do but oh no! Far from it!

In Forest school we went foraging for berries and leaves to help dye and decorate pirate bandanas. Some of us used a tie dye technique with berries and others squished berries and rubbed leaves into material so we are really looking forward to seeing how they turn out – maybe we could wear them to our pirate party next Tuesday! Just a little reminder that it would be great to see the children dressed up as pirates for the morning, but please do not feel they have to dress up if they do not wish to. In art we designed and made our own pirate flags which are proudly on show in the classrooms. In English we sequenced images from the story ‘A New Home for a Pirate’ and did a recount of the story in our own words, ensuring that we improved our writing by adding exciting adjectives and finally, in our scientific, creative curriculum lesson we looked at how objects float and sink and did an experiment with a number of objects from the classroom. Before we started, we had to predict whether they would float or sink, then we tested them in a bucket of water.

Next week the children will be performing in the autumn concert and have been practising their song in their music lessons, it would be great if they could practise at home as we lead up to the big day. Please can we also send a gentle reminder that the children have all the appropriate forest school kit in school, labelled and on their pegs? In particular, their waterproofs and wellies. They must wear joggers on their forest school afternoons, not shorts and skins. Finally, just so you are aware, next week we will be sending pencil cases home to be replenished over half term.