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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader…

Reading is so important. In fact , it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.

Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects.

Most importantly, reading can not only help you become a better student, but a better person. You can learn from the brightest people wherever and whenever you choose.

Books train your mind to imagine, to think big – Taylor Swift

To learn to read is to light a fire – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Enjoy our book celebrations.

Thank you for coming to share in our Easter Reflection

Congratulations to the whole school and especially the Year 2 teachers and children who led us to reflect on Jesus’ final days, his suffering and glorious resurrection.

One of our school targets is to improve our listening skills, we certainly saw excellent listening skills from nearly every single child during the Easter Service, in fact at times you could hear a pin drop!

Year 2 staff; Miss Wellington, Mrs Hines and Year 2 pupils rose to the challenge of leading us through the final days of Jesus’ life, accompanied by tremendous singing and acting from the rest of the school.

I certainly would not want to meet that angry mob on the streets of Port Talbot!

See pictures of our Dress Rehearsal below!

  

What is our Easter Service all about?

 

                                     

 

                                                                

 

Following Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday we move into the 40 days of Lent. The season of Lent reminds us of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and prayer in the wilderness, where he grew stronger through resisting various temptations.

The more we become familiar with the Word of God, the more we can become strengthened.

Lent is a ‘powerful’ season, a turning point that can foster change in each of us.

Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others.’

Pope Francis

 

 

 

To help children understand the Easter story, every year we present our version of Jesus’ last days, his death and resurrection. Last year we performed this outside in the open air. Please join us this year, as Year 2, helped by Reception and Year 1, present St Joseph’s Easter Service on the last Tuesday of term at 1:30 PM in St Joseph’s Church.

 

 

 

Library Visit

Year 2 enjoyed another fantastic library visit to Port Talbot Library with Leah last month!

We listened to stories and then could choose our own library books to borrow from the library. We have our own class library cards and our books were stamped at the desk!

Diolch yn fawr Leah and Port Talbot library!

Lest We Forget

We took part in Margam Orangery’s ‘Lest We Forget’ memorial at Margam Park this year. Beautiful tributes were shared.

 

 

We have REFLECTED in those who have died within our family, friends and community.

Come along and help us to remember.

 On Sunday in St Joseph’s Parish we will call out the list of those who died during the First World War, the Second World War, The Falklands and other conflicts.

 

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Year 2’s trip to Margam Park

Our topic this term is The Gruffalo and Into the Woods. We had a wonderful day in Margam Park on Monday where Rhian, our guide, had created lots of exciting activities for us based around our senses!

First we played a senses game…

  

Next we made a leaf picture frame…

Then we had to find different materials to create a ‘smelly pot’. We had to add a magic potion!

It was very smelly!

After that, we were blindfolded and had to feel different objects using our sense of touch.

After lunch, we listened to the Gruffalo story. We had to help the Gruffalo characters find a new home because the bad weather had blown their homes away!

We crossed a stream into the deep, dark, woods…

Click on the link below to watch us crossing the stream!

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Finally, we made a home for our woodland creature friends using natural materials!