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September 2022
 
I hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are ready for some new,exciting learning! We will be having lots of fun with our new topic - Location, Location, Location!  We will be learning all about our local environment and the community we live in. Have a look at the topic web below to see what we will be getting up to! 
January 2022
 
Happy New Year!  We came back to school to find a mystery egg in our classroom! We think it could belong to a dragon so we have been reading lots of stories about them. So far we have created some beautiful dragon landscape paintings and added a moving part, written some beautiful descriptions and learnt a dragon song! 
This week we went for a walk around Tintwistle to spot the local landmarks.  
We found out that Tintwistle used to have lots of shops! 
Space! 
 
We are learning all about space this term. We have already made a good start by investigating the mysterious crash landing on the field. We have made contact with the pilot of the spacecraft- an alien called Orson.  We will keep you posted as we find out more information about him...
We were inspired by Peter Thorpe and his space paintings. We have created our own versions
We worked together to find out about all the planets in our solar system. 
Our topic has already taken us to many places ' around the world' . We travelled to each continent on our topic launch day, visiting Mexico, Peru, Antarctica, Australia, Kenya, India and Italy.  Class 2 have spent the last week a little closer to home, learning all about the United Kingdom. We have visited the famous landmarks of London using 'The Queen's Hat' by Steve Antony.  We have learnt ( well almost) how to Irish dance too.  The next few weeks will see us looking back in time, discovering the terrible events of 1666! We will also follow in the footsteps of Philleas Fogg and travel around the world. We will keep adding photographs here so you can keep track of our adventures! 
This week we have been learning about the terrible fire in London in 1666. We are loving it, we have written newspaper reports, created fiery artwork and sung about it at the tops of our voices in forest school!  
What an exciting day for our class! Our Great Fire of London topic came to an end in a blaze of glory! The children were so excited to see Pudding Lane go up in flames! Thank you to Mr Mummery for coming out of retirement as a fire fighter. 
Aha me hearties! Our new topic is so exciting... Pirates! You have probably heard all about Pirate Penny and her message in a bottle. We went to find her treasure at Bottoms Reservoir, we didn't find gold but she left us our pirate licenses. We have got to earn these by becoming pirate experts.  We are well on our way- we have already made treasure maps, written pirate poems and written our own pirate stories. 
 
Take a look at our topic web to see what else is in store for the landlubbers in Class 2!
Today we have made a delicious Amazon fruit salad. All the children enjoyed tasting some new and different fruits! We will put our recipe on here so you can make it at home too! 
In DT we have designed and made rain sticks. This is an instrument usually made from dried cactus. We didn't have any cactus to hand, so we decided together which materials would make the best rain stick!  In literacy we wrote instructions to show others how to make them. 
I'm sure you have probably heard all about the mysterious events of last Monday. The children have been investigating further and found out some more information. After interviewing Mr Mummery and Sue they have concluded that the egg did indeed belong to a dinosaur!  
 
We have made some posters so that you know what you are looking for....