Every Friday, Nadia from The Tranquil Treehouse, teaches us yoga. The children have participated with enthusiasm and have a lot of fun while practising breathing techniques and learning different yoga poses.
As part of our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum at Ashley Primary School, Key Stage 2 study the French language.
I thought the following activities would give you something a little different to challenge yourself with whilst you’re staying safe at home with your families and also help you to keep in touch with your French learning!
The Great French Language Challenge is made up of a number of fun activities to do with your families which focus on the French language – in fact some of them you might need to ask for a little help with and make it a real family challenge! You could even join up with class mates online (be e-safe aware!) and create a socially distanced team!
If you manage to complete the French challenge, why not try the second challenge and choose a different language to focus on? Can you find any similarities between that language and your French challenges? Which words sound the same or have similar roots? Did any words surprise you?
I appreciate given the current situation it might be tricky to do one or two of the challenges, for example trying foods from that country which you may not have tried before: shopping isn’t straight forward at the moment, and I don’t want you to spend any money on this! For that reason, you can change any challenge that proves too difficult to complete for one that you make up yourself – how imaginative can you be?
To download the files, click on the images below.
Go on! Why not have a go – discuss with your families and compare ideas with friends. Most of all, have fun! 🙂
Anyone who manages to complete the challenge can send me an email at [email protected] with the subject line ‘Great French Language Challenge’ or ‘Great Languages Challenge’.
Parents, so that your child can be rewarded with their awesome certificate, please include their name (first name and initial of surname only) and class – or if it was a family effort, maybe create a team name and send me that instead! (I still need a class for reference however 😉 )
Bonne chance! (Good luck!)
For your information, there are also some great activities on Education City (you will need your login details) and BBC Bitesize if you fancy brushing up on your French.
Nothing beats listening to a language to help promote the learning of it, so maybe try and tune into some French songs online as well. Here are just a few as an example, but there are loads out there – you might find some cartoons as well:
Mme Sanderson 🙂
What a busy time the year 2 Waste Warriors have had!
In preparation for their presentation at the Open Zone, the team have been researching, designing, and of course building! They’ve also decided on their amazing team name – Ashley Waste Warriors! We love it!
Last week, the year group were visited by Wendy from Groundworks, who answered lots of questions about local waste management, in particular how we can reduce, reuse and recycle more effectively. Wendy gave us some great ideas for reusing waste in our Outdoor Classroom! An important message she left with us was, ‘if in doubt, leave it out!’ Recycling can become very costly if we don’t do it properly, so if you’re not sure, leave it out and check for next time!
Our caretaker, Mrs Ovington, showed us how she manages our school waste, she explained how it is collected, where it is taken in the school, and where it goes afterwards.
On Wednesday the team visited Middlefields Recycling Village where they met with Bill McGill. He was great and the children had a brilliant time learning all about waste management in the area, recycling, reusing and how to turn waste into energy. We also visited the on site shop where discarded items that can be reused are rescued, cleaned and checked, then sold at very reasonable prices. The team did try to convince Miss Davison and I to buy them a table top football game to bring back to school, unfortunately we were returning on foot so had to leave it there for someone else, (much to their disappointment!)
The team have also been planning their ‘Show Me’ poster for the presentation and have begun the big build… It is very exciting to see everything come together! 🙂
Things are certainly coming along nicely and the children loved meeting Wendy and Bill, many thanks to our very own Mrs Ovington, Groundworks and South Tyneside Council!
Keep it up team, Miss Davison and I are very proud! 🙂
An exciting new Lego venture is beginning in Year 2!
The year group are combining their investigative skills and love of Lego to become Waste Detectives and model designers! Their research will contribute to the First Lego League Jr Team Challenge which requires our team to come up with imaginative, fun and efficient ways to better manage waste. This is a very exciting project which will see 6 of our children representing the school in the First Lego League Jr Competition at the Open Zone CLC in June. We will bring you regular updates here on the school website – watch this space! 😀
It has been a busy few weeks again in Miss Stratford’s year 2 class! Naturally this means yet more award winners:
|Golden Book||Writer of the Week|
Well done to all of you – fantastic effort, keep it up! 🙂
We have more amazing award winners from Miss Stratford’s year 2 class!
Our amazing writing award winners are…
Seren Murray – ‘For writing an excellent opening to her Katie Morag story!!’
Alyssia Forster – ‘For writing a super story about Katie Morag !!’
Our fantastic Golden Book award winners are…
Theo Davis – ‘For super work in Maths – an excellent Mathematician!!’
Harris White-Aitken – ‘For working really hard to improve his listening skills – Great! – Well done Harris!!’
Keep it up! Fantastic work!! 🙂
We have three fantastic award winners again this week in Miss Stratford’s class!
Writers of the Week: Chloe Hayes and Jayden Breeze
‘For an excellent partnership generating adjectives, verbs and adverbs to write a poem!’
Golden Book: Samantha Jones
‘For excellent work in maths working on Fractions!’
Well done all of you, super work! Keep it up! 🙂
What a busy, busy term we have had in year 2 Miss Stratford’s class!
The children have all worked incredibly hard and are now enjoying a well earned, final day of term. 🙂
Of course, hard-working children means well-deserved awards!
Our Termly Award Winner is…..
We also have two fantastic Handwriting Award winners to announce, they are….
Hajar Elkaram and Ronnie Biggs!!
Well done both of you! You have both worked very hard to improve your handwriting and those efforts have really paid off. We are very proud of you! Keep up the hard work next term!! 🙂
May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! We hope you all have a lovely time.
Thank you all for your continued support.
See you next year!