LKS2 – Newsletter – 21.06.24

What a fantastic week it has been in LKS2!

In preparation for our Viking Days next week, children have been perfecting some of the Viking crafts we have been learning about in Forest School. Pupils had the choice of weaving, plaiting or braiding material together for different purposes. First, children tried weaving using a loom created on a Y-shaped stick to practice the movement of over/under which is how the Vikings made items of clothing. Second, children continued to develop their plaiting skills in order to make bracelets and other items if jewellery whilst others took on the challenge of braiding using a trollen craft wheel. Using a wheel with eight cuts made into it, children braided seven different pieces of coloured material together following a technique in order to create a braided item. In addition to this, children also took on the role of ‘farmer’ by potting up some fruit and vegetable plants for us to sell at our summer fayre on Saturday.

Well done to all the children on Wednesday for a fantastic Sports Day! The effort, enthusiasm and engagement from all the children was wonderful to see. What a brilliant display of athleticism and skill! There was some superb long jumps, mighty throws, knock out goals and plenty of nail-biting runs (from the adults as well!)

Thank you to all the family and friends of the children who came along to support and take part! We will be announcing the results in assembly early next week. 

Today, we recapped on our spellings and homophones. On the tables we had a range of activities for us to practise your homophones/near homophones. We also got a passage of writing that has both spellings and homophones spelled incorrectly. We had to correct the spellings using our spelling strategies in the margins.


Don’t forget: it’s our fantastic Summer Fair tomorrow (Saturday 22nd)!  Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.

  • The weather is looking good so we will be operating the slip and slide – you will get wet if you choose to ride so please bring dry clothes to change into.
  • We still have a few slots for gel nails so it you you would like to get your nails done by the lovely Benita at a bargain price of £10 please book on asap.
  • This year we also have a professional photographer on site (based in the art studio) she will be available to take any type of photo you would like – portrait, family, friends, silly, with props etc. all for a  ridiculously cheap price.
  • For the first time we are hosting a Beer (alcohol free options available) and Prosecco tent, axe throwing and goat walking as well as a range of  independent sellers. 
  • Other stalls include – sponge the teacher, face painting, tattoos, sweet shop, popcorn, candy floss, ice creams, a cafe, BBQ (vegetarian and meat options), beat the goalie, coconut shy, raffle (we have some amazing prizes), bottle tombola, teddy tombola, toys, books, gifts, plants …….  WOW!
  • The Poetry Slam will take place at 2 pm – this is not be be missed!!

As ever the success of the fair is down to the support of you, our amazing parents and local community.  Please come down and support us.  Entry £2 for adults, children under 16 free.


We hope you all have a brilliant weekend in the sunshine. 

Monday (24.06) will be PPA day, so children will need to come to school in normal school uniform please.

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