Sunday, 14 December 2014

Santa's Steam Train Adventure ~ Class 2

On Friday 12th December Class 2 along, with the foundation stage class, embarked on a magical journey to York Railway Museum to experience Santa's Steam Train Adventure.

We spent the morning looking at the trains in the museum.
We found out that trains used to run on coal and water that makes the steam to power them.
There were lots of interactive activities to keep us busy.
We all enjoyed watching the trains go round on the miniature model railway.
We also enjoyed exploring inside many of the trains..
..even Thomas the  Tank Engine!
We were certainly ready for our lunch. We had worked up a hearty appetite.
We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Grace as it was her Birthday!
It was then time to head off for our Santa Steam Train Adventure.
We found out that Santa's sleigh had broken and all the presents had fallen off!
The Christmas elves asked us all if we would mind helping them to find the presents and to reload the sleigh for Santa.
Of course we were only too willing to help. We had to look for presents with a star on them and return them to the sleigh.
Guran managed to find a giant teddy to rest on. I wonder who will be getting this for Christmas?
It was then time to board the steam train. There was great excitement as we wondered if we would get to meet Santa himself!

We made ourselves comfortable for the journey.
We had to wear the magic elf hat to try to contact Father Christmas. We thought he must be very busy and wondered if he would have time to see us..
....but as we set off down the track he appeared and we were very pleased to see him!
 We all went to meet Santa and we told him about the presents we would like for Christmas...
....and he gave us a small gift to keep us going until the big day. We all sang "We wish you a Merry Christmas" to Santa and his elves before we left.
After all that excitement it was time for an afternoon snack before we headed back to the coach.
At the end of an action packed day, no wonder some of us took the opportunity to recharge our batteries on the way home. A sign of a good day out!
Class 2 would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Jungle Book ~ Class 2

This year Class 2 performed their own version of Rudyard Kipling's famous novel The Jungle Book as their autumn term production. The children worked really hard and gave excellent performances to appreciative friends and family on Wednesday 3rd December and Thursday 4th December. The costumes and set which were the master mind of Mrs Reynolds looked amazing and the confidence and enthusiasm of the children really shone through. We hope you enjoy looking at some of the images from the production.




Friday, 12 December 2014

KS2 Christmas trip to Beamish

Yesterday, the whole of Key Stage 2 wrapped up warm and set off to Beamish for a wonderful day of festive delights inlcuding activities at the home farm, where we baked biscuits, played old-fashioned games and created an optical illusion card!

 Another highlight of the trip was meeting Santa and getting to feed his reindeer!

 We travelled in style - using trams and old-fashioned buses.

 Ice skating was a real highlight too!