This half term our theme has been ‘My Wish for the World.’ At the beginning of the topic we watched a video about ‘The Global Goals.’ We then came up with our own wish for the world. There were lots of different wishes across the year group. The children really showed how kind and caring they are with beautiful wishes about taking care of the planet and the people, plants and animals who live on Earth. We wrote a beautiful report about how to take care of our local habitats and really showed off our super knowledge! We learnt lots about recycling and we looked at what materials our rubbish is made of and sorted it into different categories. We learnt about each of the bins in Newport and what should go into each one. We also learnt about where our recyclable materials go and what they can be recycled in to! We designed posters to tell everybody that CO-OP shops are now recycling crisp packets. We sent boxes to each class to see who could recycle the most! We will take the crisp packets to the CO-OP to recycle.
We celebrated Diwali this half term. We created diva lamps out of folded paper, we coloured rangoli patterns and we even made coconut sweets and enjoyed eating them!
It was so lovely to welcome everyone to watch the Christmas Concert. The children worked so hard and blew us all away with a superb performance. Thank you so much for learning their lines with them at home and for coming to watch the concert. The children were so happy to see you in the audience! We also enjoyed singing our favourite song ‘Hosanna Rock’ at Glyn Anwen and attending our Year 2 Movie Night!
We were lucky during the last week to have a visit from Neil representing ‘The Arboricultural Association’ to talk to us about how important trees are. He told us all about his job caring for trees, the parts of a tree and how trees grow, how we can help care for trees and how many trees there are in Newport. We also identified lots of trees in our school grounds.
Enjoy your rest over Christmas. We hope Santa grants all of your Christmas wishes. We can’t wait to welcome you back in 2023!
Nadolig Llawen and Blwyddyn Newydd Dda from all of Year 2!