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Morning handwriting

We have been working really hard to improve our handwriting this half term. Every morning when we come in to school we put our things away and then sit at our tables to get going. We have been making sure that we start and finish our letters in the correct place and thinking about the …

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National Tree Week

This week in Mini Explorers, we have been celebrating National Tree Week. This is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration when lots of volunteers around the country are dedicating their time to the environment by planting new trees, preserving old ones and so much more. So, Mrs Mitzman and Mrs Rogerson thought this would be …

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Wenzel’s – Giraffes

On Monday, Giraffes were baking with excitement when we set off on our first ever trip to the Wenzel’s factory! We have been talking plenty about the bakery from the Great Fire of London, so we could not wait to become a Junior Baker in one of our very own local factories. We started our …

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The Great Fire of London

This half term in English we have been learning to write recounts. We started the topic by learning a recount where a girl called Katie told us all about her day in London. We noticed that a good recount should be written in the past tense and uses time words to help sequence it. This …

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Wenzel’s – Bears

On Tuesday Bears were very excited for their school trip to Wenzel’s. Some of us went on a coach for the very first time. We enjoyed looking out the windows at the scenery, and were particularly excited to drive past Watford F.C. When we arrived we met Colin the baker and got ready to go …

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Magical Music!

This week Year 2 have been having a lyrical time practising some magical music with Mrs Goodwin. We have been learning some key words in music, such as dynamics, tempo and timbre, and have been using these words to describe Saint Saen’s Carnival of the Animals. After listening to his Aquarium movement our focus has …

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Jumping fun!

This week in P.E. we have been having a  great time with Mr Davies learning the different jumps we can make from a vault. He has taught us how to jump from different heights whilst keeping safe and being careful. It has been lots of fun! We enjoyed doing the many different types of jumps …

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Growth Mindset

This term we have been learning about our mindset. We have enjoyed watching the following clips and discussing the questions – https://ideas.classdojo.com/i/growth-mindset-1 We were really interested to find out that our brains are like muscles. When we challenge ourselves the neurons connect and make our brain stronger. We sat in a circle and passed around …

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Diwali Science Investigation

On Monday we enjoyed an assembly all about Diwali where we read the story of Rama and Sita. After this we read another version of Rama and Sita and compared the stories. We noticed that the characters and events were really similar but the words and illustrations were different. Our teachers have set us a …

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Diwali Art!

This week in year 2 we have been learning and celebrating Diwali. We really enjoyed a special Diwali assembly and have then learnt even more about Diwali in class. In particular, we loved learning about the vibrant Rangoli artwork that are often drawn as a celebration of Diwali. We tried our best at designing and drawing …

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