My name is Mrs Claire Stirland. Many of you already know me quite well as I have had the pleasure of teaching most of the children previously. I am really looking forward to adding another exciting and rewarding year to my time at Python Hill Primary School and watching the children grow and learn each day.
We would like to extend a warm welcome back to all the children and parents in 2CS. We hope you have had a fantastic holiday and are feeling refreshed and raring to go for the new school year ahead.
PE will take place on Tuesday afternoons (indoor) and Friday afternoons (outdoor). It is really helpful however, if the children have their PE kits (labelled) in school everyday in case of any unforeseen changes in our weekly timetable. Correct kit consists of red shorts, a plain white T-shirt, plimsolls or trainers and in case of bad weather, a tracksuit (top and bottoms).
Our topic this half term will be 'Street Detectives' where we will be learning about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mum and dads were young. We will be combining this with a short, local walk around our neighbourhood- more information to follow. At the end of this topic we plan to invite parents into school to celebrate and see first-hand the fantastic work that the children will have produced.
After half term our topic will be 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' where we will be exploring castles and castle life as well as creating our own tower structures. In addition, the Year 2 team are delighted to confirm that a provisional booking has been made for a school trip to Lincoln Castle on Friday November 3rd. Here, the children will experience a Real Castle tour, Shield making, a Medieval Banquet complete with music and dancing followed by Knight training and Replica Armour object handling! I'm sure you will agree that this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance the children's understanding and learning of this topic. A letter will be sent home soon with more information about what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable day.....