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Autumn term

A Whole Lotta History

Autumn A -  Week 6


We have been doing so much work on the Great Fire of London and this week we really became historians and debated what the main causes of the fire were and which ones were most important. At the beginning, we thought the fire in the bakery was the ONLY cause of the fire...However, we learned that there were lots of secondary causes that helped the fire grow and become the famous Great Fire of London that we know about. Take a look at us ordering the causes by their significance.

Super Scientists

Autumn A, Week 5


This week, we have been investigating the absorbability of different types of paper to see which ones would be best after there was a suspected leak in our classroom over lunchtime. We tested which paper could absorb the most water and made careful observations. Year 2 loved doing this activity and couldn't wait to use the most suitable material to finally dry off their tables!

National Poetry Day 2020

Autumn A - Week 4


On Thursday 1st October, it was National Poetry Day and we celebrated it in class by reading a poem about why we are all special. We also discuss what makes Year 2 special and had some lovely thoughts and answers. Here are some examples of our poems:

The Great Fire of London

Autumn A, Week 3


This week, we have been learning more about the Great Fire. We now know how it started, where it started and how long it burned for! We have made pieces of art inspired by the fire. Take a look at some examples below.

Super Writing

Autumn A - Week 2


This week we have been reading 'Mog and the Vee Ee Tee' by Judith Kerr. Year 2 have been working lots on the vocabulary in the story and ordering what happens. Mrs Merrix wanted us to write a recount of what happens in the story and was really impressed by how hard we were working - take a look!

Welcome Back!


Autumn A - Week 1


After what has been an extremely long time away from school for most of you, we are back this week! Year 2 have had a fantastic week and have really impressed Mrs Merrix and Miss Luke with how they have settled back into Newburn Manor life. Although there are some different routines during these times, Year 2 have come back with positive, smiling faces and have made it a pleasure to return. Keep watch on this page for some exciting updates about our half term.