Can you name all the sports?
As an alternative to our daily Wake Up Shake Up today, Year 2 attempted all the actions from this Olympic sport themed action video.
Some sports were familiar but there were lots of new ones we tried out.
Why not try this routine at home?
Food nutritionists from Catering Leeds, our school dinner provider, visited us today as part of health week. Using the eat well plate, we sorted ingredients from some of our school dinner meals. We also learnt about the importance of eating the right amount of different types of foods and looked at some healthy snack alternatives.
It was great to hear the visitors were impressed by the children’s prior knowledge of 5 a day and the eat well plate.
Why not try this at home? Ask your child to tell you which part of your meal goes in the different sections of the eat well plate (look out for copies of the eat well plate to be sent home this week).
How far can germs travel when someone sneezes?
Do you know how many food groups there are on the eat well plate or how many hours sleep a school aged child needs?
These were some of the health facts that Year 2 discussed today.
This afternoon, in our PE session, we’ve been learning basketball skills with Carnegie coaches.
Today, we’ve had a visit from Team GB’s race walker, Tom Bosworth, who showed us how he race walks. Tom trains up to three times a day and frequently practises in Roundhay Park so keep a look out for him next time you pay the park a visit! Tom is currently in training for the Olympics in Rio 2016.
Be sure to quiz your child about the rules of race walking…
This morning, we worked with children from Y1 and Reception class thinking about what foods count toward your daily target of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. We then tasted had time to taste some!
Read some good guidance about this.
This morning we’ve been looking at ourselves and talking about the ways that we are different and the same.
We talked about how boring it would be if we all looked the same.
It’s all about health
This week is the first themed week of the year and it’s all about health.
Over the week classes will work with different visitors to school including:
- d:side (drug education)
- Catering Leeds (food nutritionists)
- Leeds Force basketball
- Leeds City Council road safety team
- Tsukuru Judo Academy
- Leeds University dental students
- Rachel Frazer – Yoga teacher
- Heart Research UK
- Dr Natwar – Corner House dental surgery
- Claire Sparrow – pilates teacher
There will be lots of learning in class too – hand washing, body image, emotional health, 5 a day and much more. Keep an eye on our class news pages to find out more.
On Monday 23 November, 3:00-3:30pm, there will be an information session for parents, led by d:side, where you can find out more about the drug education sessions delivered to each class this week. No need to book – just come along.
Next Friday, 20 November, is Takeover Day.
What is Takeover Day?
It’s a national initiative organised each year by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE. Takeover gives children and young people the chance to work with adults for the day and to be involved in decision-making processes. Children and young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do.
Recently our School Council discussed how children could be involved in ‘taking over’ at school. Takeover activities will include school dinners (representatives from Year 4), the office (representatives from Year 5), assembly (representatives from Year 6) and KS2 tuck shop on 24 November (representatives from Year 2).
In addition there will be opportunities within class where children will takeover. For example, spelling/times table tests, parts of lessons, PE warm ups and guided reading.
Check our class news pages to see this in action.