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Florence Nightingale

posted 9 Jun 2021, 10:06 by Anna Rust

Our topic this half term is Florence Nightingale. The children started off by painting large red crosses and setting up a field hospital with a range of 'medical' supplies. They also dressed up as doctors and nurses. Half of the class pretended to be soldiers injured on the battlefields during the Crimean war. The rest of the children acted as nurses and either treated the casualties on the field or helped them to the 'hospital'. They wrapped limbs in bandages, tried making slings, practised walking with crutches and made 'medicines'. The children then swapped over. They all played their roles brilliantly and had a great time. 

This week, the children also enjoyed learning that Florence Nightingale had a pet owl. They had fun making owl masks and completing some owl themed mindfulness colouring.  We have also begun finding out more about Florence's life. The children took part in a treasure hunt to find out Key facts about her childhood and the beginning of her nursing career. 

In the coming weeks, we will find out more about Florence Nightingale and her work in Scutari. We will also learn about other significant nurses such as Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. As part of PHSE, the children will learn about keeping healthy with the aim of creating leaflets about nutrition, exercise and other important lifestyle factors. 

Our topic so far

posted 14 May 2021, 05:02 by Anna Rust   [ updated 14 May 2021, 05:04 ]

We’ve had a busy week continuing our learning about the Great Fire of London.

We have learnt about fire safety and the Stop Drop Roll technique. We also talked about 999 and how to make an emergency call.

Today, a town crier came in to our classroom, shouting about a fire and ringing a bell! We wrote our own messages on scrolls and then practised shouting them outside.

We have continued to learn how to play London's Burning on xylophones and Chime Bars. We have also started making Tudor houses which is lots of fun. 


posted 23 Apr 2021, 07:57 by Anna Rust

This week we have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London. We have interviewed 'eye-witnesses' and started to write newspaper reports about what happened. We have also found out about historical sources of evidence.

Today, we learned about St. George. We made paper dragons which we really enjoyed flying around the playground. 

The children are doing really well with learning about fractions. We have focussed on 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3 this week. 

London topic day

posted 12 Apr 2021, 07:52 by Anna Rust

Today we have learnt about London. We started off by finding out where London is and how we could get there. Then we looked at famous landmarks using Google Earth, webcams and pictures. We enjoyed a quiz to see how many we could name. After lunchtime, we prepared an afternoon tea. We made cucumber sandwiches, fruit kebabs and decorated iced biscuits. We also made bunting. At the end of the day, we went on a boat trip down the River Thames. We had our tickets checked and some of us took on the role of Captain. During our trip, we ate our afternoon tea and learnt some more about famous landmarks from our brilliant tour guide Mrs Doolan.  

Spring half term 2

posted 2 Apr 2021, 00:19 by Anna Rust

This half term we have been busy learning about the Wonders of the World. We enjoyed using Google Earth to get a close up, 360 degree view of each Wonder. The children were amazed by the fact that the Great Wall of China is 13,000 miles long!

We have also celebrated Comic Relief by dressing up as real and fictional superheroes. We made our own superhero masks and learnt about how Comic Relief helps people. 

In the week leading up to the Easter holidays, we completed lots of fun Easter activities. We made chicks hatching out of eggs using our DT skills and learned about the Easter story in R.E.. We also enjoyed the annual Bow Brickhill pasta hunt and we found all of the eggs in the FOTS treasure hunt. 

Remembrance Day

posted 18 Nov 2020, 00:31 by Anna Rust

Last week we learned about Remembrance Day. We started off by visiting the war memorial in the village before learning some facts about the world wars. We then designed a medal for the soldiers and Year 2 write an acrostic poem which they performed to the rest of the class. In the afternoon, we learned how to draw poppies in different styles.  

Children in Need

posted 18 Nov 2020, 00:27 by Anna Rust   [ updated 18 Nov 2020, 00:27 ]

Last Friday we celebrated Children in Need Day. We dressed up in an 'odd' theme and took part in lots of fun activities. We prepared Pudsey for a trip to Australia by drawing a cork hat and boomerang on him. We then painted Pudsey in an Aboriginal dots style. We also joined in with Joe Wicks' workout and learned how to draw Pudsey. 

Australia Day!

posted 5 Nov 2020, 00:08 by Anna Rust

Oaks have flown to Australia today! We made passports and packed a suitcase with appropriate items. On arrival in Australia, we listened to didgeridoo music and then made our own didgeridoos. We also made collages of things to do and see in Australia and used maps to locate the country.


posted 22 Oct 2020, 08:22 by Anna Rust

We've had a busy few weeks. We have continued our work on portraits by creating abstract and line drawings. We have also learned to paint watercolour wash backgrounds and then turned these into silhouette harvest art. We have made some simple toys from the past and found out what school was like in the 1950s. In maths we have finished our place value unit and we are now working on addition which we will continue after half term. 

Welcome back!

posted 13 Sept 2020, 11:17 by Anna Rust

We've already been back to school for a week and what a busy week's it's been! We have started a new topic called Memory Box. We have made our own memory boxes and taken these home to fill with our special items. We have also received a letter from Little Mouse who wanted to find out about what we do at home and whether this is same or different to what our parents did at our age. We have started a unit of maths work on number and place value which we will continue for several weeks. Earlier in the week, we played lots of 'getting to know you' style games. Our favourite activity is discussing our choices from the 'You Choose' book. Lots of us decided we would like to have a trampoline and swimming pool in our ideal home. Next week we will continue to learn about changed within living memory, particularly from a domestic perspective. We will also learn to draw portraits and develop our writing skills.

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