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Great Fire of London

 

This term our topic started with a visit from Samuel Pepys who was found digging in our playground.  He told us he was hiding all of his precious things from a fire that was spreading across London.

 

This term we are learning about the Great Fire of London.  We will use an extract from Samuel Pepys diary to find out when the fire happened, why it spread so quickly and how it was finally put out.  In design technology we will be making Tudor houses to recreate a street scene in London town.  We will use colour mixing to create flame effects to add to our houses.  At the end of our topic we will be asking parents to come in to hear our diary recounts and view our Tudor street scene!

 

Our focus in Maths this term is addition and subtraction.  You can help at home by counting in 10's and 1's from different numbers and adding up amounts when you go shopping.

 

At the end of term we will be performing a Christmas production as a year group in the church.

Our New Academic Year

 

We have all settled well into Otter Class with Miss Kirk. This term we have Mrs Hopkinson-Hassell, Ms Sharif, Mrs Risdale and Mrs Hutchings working with us. 

 

Our topic started with a set of footprints leading into a cupboard in our classroom.  The police had been in and discovered we had a strange creature living in our classroom.  

 

When the creature left it gave us a story map and book of the story "Where The Wild Things Are".  We also had a challenge to find out about different materials in order to build a shelter for Max.  We had to test whether materials were strong, waterproof, opaque or transparent so we could choose what to build the shelter out of.

 

This term we have enjoyed a whole school trip to Westonbirt Arboretum.  We walked across the treetop walkway and made dens using materials from the forest.  After lunch we enjoyed finding out facts and information about different trees from a Forest Ranger.

 

In Year 2 we have key word spellings sent home to practise and reading books to share at home.  It’s really important that we remember to practise our reading every day at home.

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Practise your phonics at home

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