School nurses came to visit not only year two pupils but ALL pupils at Mill Hill in March.
Why you may ask?
Well, to raise awareness of the importance of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. This healthy roadshow was linked to the curriculum of science and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and got our pupils REALLY thinking!
The nurses posed lots of open–ended questions about four main areas:
- the importance hand washing
- the importance of dental care
- the importance and benefits of exercising
- the importance of eating a well–balanced healthy diet
This road show was very interactive and made learning fun! Fun! Fun!
Quotes from year two pupils:
“Eeeh, I didn’t know you should NOT wet your toothbrush with toothpaste before you brush your teeth! Now I know why. I’ll have to tell my Mam why.”
“Gor……. I can’t believe that magic machine could show us where the germs were on
the door handle – I’m going to wash my hands and thumbs properly now with soap.”
“I LOVED learning about the heart and I can’t believe it’s the size of my fist – that’s tiny! It must be really strong. I need to keep it strong by exercising.”
What does ‘belong‘ mean? Well, during RE lessons, in Year Two, we have been finding out just that! We discovered we all belong to Mill Hill Primary School – we’re just like one big happy family! Year two pupils also drew pictures to show different clubs they belong to, such as: Brownies, Scouts, Sunderland Football Club, swimming clubs, The Youth Box Project and soooooooooooooo many more! Year Two pupils were very keen to tell each other how it made them feel and why it is important to belong to a family at home, school and in the community.
We linked this concept of a sense of belonging with Christianity and the Easter Story and visited our local church – St Matthew’s. It was a very special occasion as Elisha’s dolly was being christened. We all dressed up in our very best clothes to celebrate this very important ceremony. We pretended to be either parents, godparents or friends and family of baby Emily (Elisha’s dolly). Reverend Suzie Thorpe helped Mill Hill pupils understand the importance of this ceremony to Christians and, throughout our visit, identified symbols and practices associated with baptism.
Monday afternoon, our key stage one pupils got involved in an interactive number show. The concept was to have fun learning maths through dance. The Numberbods (groovy dancers) showed us how to make numbers with our bodies, dressed up and made a toy shop then tested our calculation skills by physically making different number sentences. A lot was going on!
FAB FOOD! Yummy!
Today Year Two had very special visitors. Ian and Faye Wong – restaurant owners of Asiana, Sunderland – helped us celebrate Chinese New Year and bring a close to our China topic.
Why did he visit, I hear you ask? Can you guess?
The scrumptious smells drifted along the corridors and filled the busy classrooms. We watched and took part in making Coca – Cola chicken with Ian and sampled lots of new , exciting ingredients!
Chinese celebrations, organised by Mr Wong from Asiana, will take place in The Bridges, Sunderland on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 12pm.
2018 is the Chinese New Year of the dog! Come and join us.
What a wonderful fun – filled day we had!
We learned loads of new facts about China and Chinese New Year. We listened, got dressed up and acted out traditional Chinese stories from long, long ago. We even worked in terrific teams to build our very own Terracotta Warriors using clay and modelling tools. What a fantastic time we had!
After such a busy, busy term in Year Two, it was FAB to see our children enjoy the festive season by playing good, old fashioned party games in such super spirit!
Oh, we also received a surprise visit from a very,very special person dressed in a bright, red suit and big, black boots!
Oh no he isn’t!
Oh yes he is!
We had great fun, watching a super performance of the panto – Aladdin. The theatre company came into school and performed to the whole school.
Guiseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads, made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish. We looked at some of his work, then planned and produced our own pictures, in the same style.