Eltham Environmental Centre

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BMX track in Beckenham Place Park

There is a open day this Saturday 30th September from 2pm-5pm. The children can bring their bikes or scooters and try the new BMX track. For anyone who does not have a bike they will have some at the track and helmets.

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Music – Welcome to Mr Bramley

Our first music lesson with Mr Bramley was great! We sang songs and practised clapping beats. We then played various percussion instruments by shaking them, hitting them and scraping them. We are looking forward to our next music lesson.

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London Fire Brigade Visit

Jordanna, a firefighter, visited our class to talk about the importance of smoke alarms and what we must do if a fire were to occur. We learnt that ‘smoke goes up so we go down’  and that we call 999 to ask for the Fire Brigade, Police or London Ambulance services. It was a interactive workshop and we had the opportunity to ask and answer questions. A big thank you to the LFB for our wonderful workshop.

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We welcome Miss Tucker as our new teacher. During our first lesson we talked about the importance of warm up, learnt a simple routine and cooled down by stretching.






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Year 2 have made a terrific start to the new school year. We are very impressed with their work and enthusiasm to learn. Keep it up!

Mrs Thomas & Mrs Buckland

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Design an Animal

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For 2Feet spent the day in school working with Years 1 and 2 on Scooter Safety.  The children received 45 minutes of training – 20 minutes in the playground and 25 minutes on the pavements around the school.  The training included a safety check of equipment, scooter control games, hazards they may encounter while out scootering and safe places to cross the road with a scooter.  All children who took part enjoyed their session and came back full of enthusiasm and knowledge of scooter safety.

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Year 2 have starting gardening in their outdoor area.  First we had to take out the weeds that had grown over the winter and add more soil to the pots.  We planted tomato, sunflower and pea seeds inside as it was still too cold for them outside.   They will soon be ready to transplant outdoors.  We are looking forward to seeing the results of our work in the near future.

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Wonderful Weaving

Year 2 are weaving this term.  The children began by using a paper frame and weaving a selection of paper through it.  They have now moved onto making their own frames and weaving with wool.  We will soon be weaving people and weaving on different shapes.

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Downham War Memorial

Year 2 visited  the Downham War Memorial as part of their History studies of the Local Area .  They reflected on the contribution made by the local community in war .  The children were interested in the wreaths left by different groups of the community on Remembrance Sunday.

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The effects of exercise …

As part of our Science unit, Animals Including Humans, Year 2 investigated the effects of exercise on their bodies.  After a period of rest, children observed the state of their heart, breathing and skin.  Then they exercised and observed the changes in their bodies.


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Crystal Palace Park

Year 2 enjoyed a day at Crystal Palace Park as part of their history studies.  The children have been studying Local Area history.  In addition to seeing the ruins of the Crystal Palace, Year 2 hunted for dinosaurs and succeeded in solving the maze puzzle.  Thank you to our helpers for making it a great day.Trip

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