Our Year Two Ball
The Year Two children were transformed into Princes and Princesses for the day at our Year Two Ball! The hall was decorated beautifully by the teachers and the children even entered on a glittery, red carpet. Paparazzi took their photos as the children collected their drinks and sat at the spectacular dining tables. The children enjoyed their feast before dancing the afternoon away. The hall was filled with smiles and laughter which was lovely to see! Finally, the afternoon came to a close with the children sitting down to relax and watch the movie of Beauty and the Beast. We all had a magical afternoon and can’t wait for the next ball!
Safer Internet Day 2018
On the 6th February, the school organised an Internet Safety Day to educate our pupils on the importance of Internet Safety. An interesting and interactive workshop was delivered to our year 2 children to raise awareness of how to use the internet safely.
In doing so, they learned how to spot and ignore unfamiliar words and people online. Children throughout the school discussed Internet Safety and how to keep yourself safe while still enjoying the wonderful things the world wide web can provide access to. The children created posters to remind us of the important rules. Do remember to keep discussing this with your children, especially as they become more independent users of technology. It was also reassuring to see so many of you attend our workshop for parents and carers and we hope you found it useful. Don’t forget that we have a page on the website with the information we shared and additional links you may find helpful.
A trip to Windsor
As part of their learning for the topic, ‘Who Lives in Windsor Castle?’ , the Year One children had an amazing opportunity to experience Windsor Castle first hand and what an experience it was! They were able to see Queens Mary’s Dolls’ House, the State Apartments, actual shields and armour and the beautiful St George’s Chapel. Arifa from Daffodil class said, ‘The Queen has daffodils!’ as they came out of the State Apartments. ‘Wow! I can’t believe he wore that, he had a big tummy.’ Thought Saad (Lavender class), as we saw the armour of King Henry.
The week before the trip, the children had been learning about non-fiction books. We made our own castle shape books all about the Monarchs that have resided in Windsor Castle, so when they arrived there, they already a wealth of knowledge behind them. However, actually visiting the castle consolidated all their wonderful learning.
Year 2 SATs workshop
A big thank you to all Parents and Carers who attended our Year Two SATS workshop. It was great to see so many of you in school and looking at how you can support your child at home, using our SATs revision books.
When asked how was your visit to Minet Infants School today? Parents and carers responded: ‘pleasant, worthwhile and the best lesson I had in years’
On Monday a visitor from the NSPCC led an important assembly for children in Reception and Year 1. With the help of their mascot named Buddy, children learnt about how to “Speak Out and Stay Safe.” Children listened to a story about a fictional character called Sam, who sadly, was being hurt on the inside and the outside. Together, the children helped Sam to decide who she could speak to in school and at home to stop her from feeling upset or unsafe.
Children were taught the phone number for child line which is 0800 1111.