Visit by the author, Timothy Knapman.
We had a very exciting day on Wednesday 13th November, when the author, Timothy Knapman visited the school and shared some of his books with us. We loved his stories 'Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bogey?' and 'Dinosaurs in my School'. He also gave us ideas to help us write our own stories, which we are looking forward to trying out in our classes.
Visit to the Transport Museum
As part of our Environmental Week, Year 2 visited the Transport Museum in Whitfield. Despite the rain, we walked there in the morning, and spent an interesting day looking at vehicles from the past. We all enjoyed visiting the workshop where we were shown how a steam engine could power wheels, which in turn enabled saws and drills to work. We also enjoyed looking at the old fire-engine, buses, cars, motor-bikes and Romany caravan.
Mr George's Electric Car
This week, Mr George brought his electric car to school, and talked to us about how his car works. We were surprised by how quiet the car is, even when it is moving. It also has no exhaust fumes, so is much better for the environment. However, it will only travel about 40 miles before it needs to be re-charged.
We therefore spent some time discussing the pros and cons for using an electric car.