St Martins Academy Chester

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Porridge Pandemonium!


Surprising new start!

Watergate had quite the surprise on Monday morning. They returned to school to find their classroom had been cordoned off as a crime scene. It was very exciting and encouraged the children to hunt for evidence that would conclude the mystery. In true CSI style the children wore appropriate clothing, ensuring the crime scene didn’t get contaminated. They photographed and labelled all the evidence, ready for PC Bartlett to examine but the children didn’t stop there. Working in house teams the children wrote newspaper reports and experimented with green screen technology.


The Porridge Thief graffitied all over Watergate’s classroom and the children were intrigued to learn that Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist that often uses public places to display his art work. We will have lots of fun designing some of our own art work, in the style of Banksy, this half term.

In SPAG, Watergate have been investigating punctuation used in speech. They worked hard to identify and use inverted commas in the correct places the following video is a great way to refresh their learning.

Watergate have started exploring Parables in RE and focused on The Lost Sheep this week when we discussed times when we have lost something precious to us. The children wrote wonderful descriptions that they were excited to share.

This half term we are celebrating story tellers. The last ten minutes of every day has been set aside for ‘Jackanory Share a Story’ and we would love for you to come in and read a story of your choice to Watergate. It could be your child’s favourite book, your own childhood favourite, a best seller, a classic comic or text from our selection here at school. We have no doubt the children will thoroughly enjoy and benefit from this experience.  


If you are available for the last ten minutes of the day (3:50-4pm) from Wednesday 16th January to 13th February please contact the office.

Have a fabulous weekend.

The Year Two Team.

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