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Mrs Renton left us this week to start her maternity leave, and everyone in class made her a fantastic card and gave her some lovely gifts. Although Mrs Renton left this week, she has been out of the classroom since half term as Miss Watling has joined us to take over the class in Mrs Renton’s absence. The class have made a great start in impressing their new teacher and getting to know her, and Miss Watling also made a great start by inviting all of the Year 2 parents into school to join her for a cup of coffee!
We hope that Miss Watling will love working with our fantastic Year 2 pupils, and that Mrs Renton has a chance to put her feet up before the birth of her second child. We all can’t wait to see the photos and get to meet the newest addition to the Renton family.
A Fire alarm practice got Year 2 asking a lot of questions:
Why do we have a practice fire alarm?
Why is the alarm so loud?
Why do we have to come outside?
Why is it important to walk?
Why do the teachers take a register when we are outside?
How do the fire brigade know if we need help?
How could a fire start in school?
What if I was at home and there was a fire?
Back in class we had a surprise visitor that was able to answer all of our questions.
Lisa from Birtley Fire Station shared her fire kit with us, it was really heavy!
We talked about the risks of fire at home and how to stay safe, our homework was to go home and check our smoke alarms.
After talking to Lisa we thought a firefighters job would be very active and a job that would need lots of fitness and exercise so we decided to take part in some drill run activities on our school yard.
While on our yard practicing hose runs and ladder runs a fire engine drove by!
The Fire fighters were able to stop and talk to us while they checked the village fire and water hydrants.
We were able to use the hose and squirt water all down the street, we even got to raise the ladders and sit in the front of the engine, we were not allowed to sound the horn or sirens but just as we were saying good bye they received a fire call and quickly set off with their lights flashing and sirens on!
What an eventful start to Year 2!
For the second year, our school has raised money for the People’s Kitchen in Gateshead through our Millennium Centre soup kitchen. In October, our school council visited the Millennium Centre and served soup to local residents – soup that had been prepared and made in school by after school club and some of the classes using vegetables from our school garden, and donations from the allotment holders and our friends around the village. It was a real community effort, and Mr Baker – a former teacher at the school – came to school today to collect the money on behalf of the charity. He assured us that the money would be put to good use, and for the second time in a day, we had helped others, and made ourselves feel good in the process – another huge drop in the bucket for everyone!