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Great Fire of London

On Wednesday we enjoyed sharing our knowledge about The Great Fire of London with our friends. We looked at houses in 1666 and compared them to our houses. We noticed that they all had wooden beams on and that they were larger at the top than the bottom. We had great fun making our own …

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No Pens Day Wednesday

This Wednesday we joined hundreds of schools nationally by putting our pens and pencils away and using our Speaking and Listening skills to learn instead. What is No Pens Day Wednesday? Take a look at the assembly below which really got us all thinking: We were startled to discover the importance of a good vocabulary …

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Children in Need

Thank you to our School Councillors for making excellent workouts for us to exercise to as part of BBC Children in Need. Here are the workouts for you to try at home and pictures of us all getting very tired out as we took part in them.      

Mindful Mondays

This half term Year 2 will be learning about, designing and making vehicles during our Mindful Mondays sessions. We learned out about Kiichiro Toyoda who founded the Toyota Motor Corporation and spent time identifying the parts on toy vehicles and exploring how they move. We were particularly interested in exploring the Toyota kids website where …

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Mondrian

Last half term we shared lots of “Mindful Monday” updates with you whilst learning about Mondrian. At the end of half term our hard work was celebrated in the form of beautiful class displays and we thought you would like to see them. Bears Giraffes     Can you spot yours? What a lot of …

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Talking Turkeys

This week in English we have been learning about the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. We listened to his telling his poem ‘Talking Turkeys’ and then we had a go at writing our own versions. Here is Benjamin Reading ‘Talking Turkeys’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1rFKjoBiSM   Here are some of our poems about the things that matter to us in …

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Geography

This week in Geography we have been learning about the 7 continents of the world. We started by using Google Earth to view the earth and slowly zoomed further and further in until we found Merry Hill School. We had lots of answers to the question – Where are we? Ideas included England, on earth, …

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Pirate Adventures Continued…

Last week in Year 2 we continued to talk about our pirate adventure and Bear’s were very relieved to finally find the treasure after thinking it had been lost due to a hole in our boat. Following on from our adventure we wrote a recount because we wanted to share our adventure with others. Look …

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Autumn Crafts

  In the Summers’ household we have adopted a snow leopard and a tiger through The World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Each month we receive an update about how the animals are doing in wild and we also get a “Go Wild” magazine which is full of fun activities to do. I thought I would share …

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Being Thankful

This week in RE we learnt about the Harvest Festival. We found out about the history and importance of the celebration among religious communities. We learnt that Harvest Festival is a celebration of the harvest and food grown on the land. It is about giving thanks for food as well as for all the good …

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