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Autumn term 2

Why is the Great Fire of London still remembered?


As part of our learning this first week back we have looked at the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright. We thought lots about what we would put into our own boxes, and we have created a shared class poem in a similar style. We hope you enjoy it!

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Autumn term 1


Our  first topic is all about famous explorers, and we will be answering the question:


Why were Christoper Columbus and Amy Johnson so brave?


We had a fabulous start to our topic with our 'Explorer day'. We looked at all the different things we would need to pack and take with us on an adventure, and completed our travel 'tickets' to the jungle! Mr Mulock taught us some orienteering skills, so that we could use maps to find different important places. We practised our sketching skills so that we could record interesting finds that we might make on an adventure, and we also had some fun learning some campfire songs!


As part of our topic on explorers, we have been learning about the modern day explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. We have learnt about his life and his many exciting expeditions. As a class we wanted to support Sir Ranulph and we raised £31 through the sale of our 'polar cakes'.


Thank you very much to the parents and children for the kind donations. On the pictures below, you can see the message of support that we sent to Sir Ranulph Fiennes when we donated our money.

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Key information for Year 2


Children are expected to bring their book bags into school every day. Please write a short comment in your child's reading record when you have read with them at home.


PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.


Homework and new spellings will be given out on a Friday. Completed homework will be due back into school the following Wednesday.