YEAR TWO "AMAZING AFRICA" TOPIC
Year Two’s school year has begun with the topic “Amazing Africa”. The children were lucky enough to enjoy and take part in the fantastic drumming workshop which was led by the Iroko Band. They listened to a traditional African fable and during the day explored African drumming techniques, dancing and creative storytelling.
YEAR TWO VISIT TO DRUSILLAS
The Year Two children enjoyed their last school trip as Riverhead pupils last week when they visited Drusillas Park. They explored the zoo looking at all the different animals and found out about their habitats. Everyone attended a workshop where they learnt how animals adapt to the changing climate. The visit encompassed learning across a number of topics including geography and science. A long but enjoyable day was had by everyone and thanks goes to the volunteers who helped on this visit.
YEAR TWO HEPTATHLON EVENT
We hosted our sixth annual Year Two Heptahlon Event recently and were joined by eight local Primary Schools. Six children from each school took part in the events of target throwing, obstacle races, dishes and domes, and hurdles. Congratulations to Lady Boswell's Primary School who won the trophy this year. Lady Boswell's also won the fastest boy race with Otford winning the fastest girl race. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped out on the day. Well done to Riverhead who came third.
The event was a great success!
YEAR TWO WILDLIFE VISIT
Everyone really enjoyed their visit to the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. The visit supported the children’s learning in science, art, geography and English. They used the landscape and maps to find animal dens and hideaways; went pond dipping to discover how many insects live in the water and what they eat to survive.
During the welcome talk they were all asked to describe themselves as a plant or an animal. Benjamin H in Spruce thought he looked like a pinecone and hedgehog because of his spikey
YEAR TWO TITANIC DAY
The Year Two children came to school dressed as the Lords, Ladies, Crew and Deck Hands of the ill-fated Titanic ship as part of their migration topic! They mapped out the ship’s route, became journalists reporting on the unthinkable news of the unsinkable ship and found out which items float and which don't! Thankfully they all survived the journey to New York without getting wet!!
YEAR TWO SUPER HERO MASKS
Year Two children have been making masks for their superhero characters by covering a mask shape with Modroc, painting and decorating it using materials such as pipe cleaners and feathers. They researched, designed and evaluated the masks themselves and will be displaying them in their classrooms as part of the Super Hero Topic!
YEAR TWOS ARE SUPER HEROES!!
At the beginning of the term the Year Two children came to school dressed in their superhero costumes! We had fictional characters such as Superman and Batman along with their own creations of Water Boy and Art Girl. During English they have been inspired by “The Incredibles” and written instructions for making their own super hero. In D&T designed, made and evaluated a delicious super hero smoothie discussing which were better, manufactured or homemade. They have also learnt how to do basic first aid in this week’s workshop, such as ringing for an ambulance, putting someone in the recovery position and what to do if someone has a nose bleed, which is something every super hero needs to know!
YEAR TWO CAROL SINGING!
It has become a tradition for Year Two to visit the residents of Senior Sunrise and entertain them with songs and music from their Christmas Production. The ladies and gentlemen really enjoy watching and joining in with the children and we are extremely happy to share our Christmas cheer with them.
YEAR TWO EXPLORE DIVALI
Year Two have been exploring different celebrations and the history of important events at this time of year. They have been researching and writing poems about the tradition of Bonfire Night and learning about Divali and the story of Rama and Sita. Thank you to Mrs. Luthra who kindly led an assembly talking to the children about Divali and how her family celebrate this important Hindu Festival.
YEAR 2 SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS
On Saturday 30th April some of our Year 2 children met with the Amherst Year 3s to play our annual Football Match. It was a close match with brilliant defending and expert finishing, both teams played really well and the final result was 7-6 to Amherst.
Riverhead school was represented by Theo, Harry W., Oliver McC and Oscar P in the Under 7’s squad at the recent Sevenoaks Rugby Club tour of Burnham-on-Seal. Sevenoaks fielded a total of five Under 7’s teams, three of which had Riverhead representatives, and enjoyed success on the pitch, with one team reaching the final of the cup competition and another winning the bowl.
YEAR 2 MAKE MONSTERS!
Please click on the links below to see the wonderful Year 2 Movies showing their amazing pneumatic moving monster puppets they have produced in their D&T lessons!
The Year 2 children have been designing and making functional marble runs using recyclable materials for their Design and Technology lessons this term. The end results of amazing and they shared their designs with their rest of the school!
YEAR 5 BUDDIES VISIT
Thank you to the Year 5 Amherst children for their recent visit to meet with our Year 2 Leavers again. They all had a lovely time reading, discussing their letters and playing. These regular organised visits between both schools really helps our children’s transition easing any nerves and worries they may have.
YEAR 2 VISIT TO AMHERST
The Year 2 children were invited to team up with their Year 5 Buddies at Amherst to take part in an Olympic Style Mini Sports Afternoon. The Year 5’s planned and ran the whole event with activities such as speed bounce, javelin and long jump.
YEAR 2'S WONDERFUL WEAVING
As part of their "Minibeast and their Environment Topic", the Year 2 children have been mastering the technique of weaving! They started with paper and wool weaving and then transferred these skills to our outdoor school environment by collecting natural materials from the woods and using them to weave a giant loom!
YEAR 2 VISIT THE JESUS TRAIL
The Year 2 pupils were invited to join the Jesus Trail at Bessel's Green Baptist Church. Sherlock Holmes (aka Rev. Durling) took them to different stations each depicting a time in Jesus' life, from birth to baptism through to his ascension to Heaven. The children listened to parables and learnt about the miracles he performed and all enjoyed a delicious hot cross bun afterwards!
WORK LIKE AN ARTIST DAY
Nine of our Year 2 children were chosen to represent the school this week at the “Work Like an Artist Day” in Hextable. The children joined other young leaders of all ages to participate in different art and dance challenges. The focus was to develop their leadership skills and confidence in dance and to bring those skills back to school to share with their peers. They will then use mini cameras to film some of their friends in Year 2 dancing to a choreographed dance routine. Thank you to all the parents who helped transport the children to the event. Please do take a look at the company who organised the event by visiting www.flexerandsandiland.com and look out at a later date for the publication of our pupils’ film.
QUEEN'S BATON RELAY
Six of our Year 2 children were invited to represent the school at a special event of the Queen's Baton Relay to celebrate the Commonwealth Games. The "Commonwealth Bus" took them to Tonbridge Castle where they joined other school as well as Lizzy Yarnold, Dame Kelly Holmes and other sporting professionals. Please click on the following link to see all the lovely photos of the event http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2014-06-05/commonwealth-games-queens-baton-on-its-way-to-kent/
PERFECT POETS AND WONDERFUL WRITERS
Some of our Year 2 children were recently invited to write a Poem about an imaginary adventure which was judged for the Young Writers' Competition. We are pleased to announce that sixteen of our pupils will have their work published in the
"Poetry Adventures Tiny Treasures".