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Autumn 2017

This term the children will be travelling on a seaside adventure. Our story book is 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We will be learning all about the seaside, sea creatures and even Punch and Judy! Keep a look out for our Enterprise Day later on this term where we will be running a seaside fair for visitors. We hope to see you there.

Spring 2017

As the New Year dawned we welcomed a new teacher to our classroom – Miss Woodhead from George Spencer Academy worked with us for the first 6 weeks of the term and helped us go on a Chinese adventure as we explored Chinese New Year as part of our Festivals topic. We tried Chinese food, learned to speak a little Chinese and wrote to a school in China. Our topic ended in a very atmospheric way as we danced with our class dragon on the playground in front of parents as flakes of snow drifted down!


In the second half of the term we continued with the theme of fire that had started with our work on dragons as we explored the Great Fire of London. We re-lived the events of 1666 by building old London town in the hall in our drama and dance lessons as well as exploring a Minecraft version of the city compete with ringing bells and blazing fires. In our PSHCE lessons we explored ways of saying ‘No’ in a positive way before thinking about comfortable and uncomfortable touches while Miss Day helped us to design and make puppets during our second Design and Technology project.


Autumn 2016

What a busy first term in the Year 2 Swifts! We went all ‘nautical but nice’ in our Seaside topic, exploring holidays in the past and present. We even got involved in the exciting rescue of a whale that had got stranded in the hall before rowing bravely out into a fierce storm with Grace Darling, the Victorian heroine who we studied in our history project. Back in the present, we walked down to our local church and then visited Derby Jamia Mosque and Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara as we learned all about special places. For the school art showcase, Year 2 learned about the life and works of Turner before producing some amazing seascapes of our own. As Christmas approached, the Swifts worked hard to learn their parts for the Christmas nativity and put on two lovely shows for the school community. In Design and Technology we researched, designed and then ate our very own Pitta Pizzas.


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