Welcome to Durham Class
We are Year 2
Mr Ward, Mrs Heath and Mrs Hampson are our teachers.
Hello, Durham Class! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and we wish we were welcoming you back this week. However, to stop the spread of Coronavirus, many of you now have to stay at home. We will be telephoning you regularly to have a chat and make sure you're okay and we will be sending you your school work. Your work will be sent by email and posted here on our class page.
Mr Ward, Mrs Heath, Mrs Hampson and Mrs Adams
As a school, we have been thinking about our Franciscan heritage and have decided to introduce seven values – based on the Franciscan values – to underpin all that we do at St Elizabeth’s. The seven values are: Joy, Forgiveness, Faith, Respect, Service, Peace and Stewardship. We will all strive to live out these values on a daily basis but each class will pay close attention to their own value. In Year 2, our value is faith. We tried to think of Bible stories about faith and decided upon the story of Jesus walking on water (Matthew 14: 22=23). We retold the story and created our beautiful display in the school hall.
Today, we put our flower-arranging skills to the test as we made our own mini Advent Wreaths in RE. As we added each element to our wreaths we talked about the symbolism. We are taking our Advent Wreaths home to help us use our time of waiting in Advent well. Can you remember why a circle is used? Why are evergreens used in the Advent Wreaths? What does the holly remind us of? What do the purple candles represent? Why is there also a pink candle? Why is the wreath lit progressively? Can you give any other examples of how we use our time of waiting in Advent?
Our first RE topic is 'Beginnings'. In this topic we have explored how God is with us at every beginning and how we can celebrate the many beginnings each day offers. We have retold the Creation Story from Genesis and you can see our wonderful work for this on our display. We have also created artwork based on some of the Psalms that tell us about how God knows and loves each one of us.