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Eastwood Primary School & Nursery

Nurture. Grow. Achieve

Antarctic Orca (Year 2)

Star of the week!

Well done Charlie for always being ready and persevering when facing a challenge! 

Welcome to Orca Class! 



Final Reminder: Year 2 SEALIFE CENTRE VISIT on Wednesday 12th January 2022


Could all parents / carers please ensure that they have provided the following information:

  1. Permission via SIMS 360 and / or WRITTEN permission for your child to attend the visit.  
  2.  If your child is in receipt of a free school meal and you wish the school to provide a packed lunch, you have informed your child’s class teacher in writing. 
  3. If you have agreed to be a volunteer for the visit, you have spoken with the class teacher and completed the necessary required information.



  • Meet your child’s class teacher at Sealife Adventure no later than 9:55am so that they can be registered and be ready to enter the Sealife Centre at 10am.  
  • Your children will need to wear their school uniform, a warm coat and bring their packed lunch.

  • Collect your child from their class teacher outside the Sealife Centre at 2pm prompt.  


If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher before the day of the trip.


We are really looking forward to this wonderful visit with the children and we are sure they will all have a fantastic day.

Key Dates:


PE - Every Tuesday 


Outdoor Learning - Thursday 20th January - Please make sure children are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather. Children will need two pairs of shoes, one for indoors, one for outside. 







Our week in photos (3/01/22):

Explorers Launch

This week, we launched our new theme 'Explorers'. The children had to unjumble the keyword 'EXPLORERS' to reveal the topic. They had to look at key artefacts and infer who they belonged to, justifying their ideas in writing.

This week, we also looked at some key vocabulary: teamwork, skills, resilience, perseverance, determination, risk and recognition. After discussing their meanings, the children were asked to work in small groups to build a structure. We highlighted when we saw great examples of teamwork, resilience, perseverance and determination. We praised their risk taking. We then spent time recognising their skills and achievements in building unique structures. 

Our Class Sculpture

The children had to connect three spoons together using an elastic band. They had to ensure their three spoon structure could stand up securely. Then Mrs Kauffman, with the help of the children, built the final structure. The children were happy that it resembled a rocket, as we have started learning about the explorer Neil Armstrong.    

Christmas Dinner

Elf has arrived in Orca Class