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This term Butterflies enquiry question for history is:
What was the cause of the Great Fire of London and how did it change in the aftermath?
We will look at evidence and become historians to try to piece together the events of the Great Fire of London. The children will learn about why it is called a 'great' fire, how the fire was finally put out and what happened afterwards to all the people who had lost their homes. They will discover how London was rebuilt to make it safer, should this happen again and they will compare firefighters today with what it was like in 1666.
For anyone who was unable to make the 'Meet the Teacher' meeting in September, please find a copy of the slides below. If you have any further questions, please do ask.
Please continue to practice your fluency skills on Numbots. You can also use the same login details for Times Table Rockstars. At the end of Year 2, children need to be able to quickly recall the times tables and corresponding division facts for their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Remember you need to score over 120 points each week (from Thursday to Thursday) to get a Golden Ticket. The top 3 point scorers will also have their 'Rockstar' photograph added to the display board in school and will receive a certificate.
Login details for TTRockstars and Purple Mash have been sent home on a laminated card for you to keep at home.
Please continue to read daily with your child and sign their reading record. It is so important to read regularly and build fluency when reading. If your child reads for 5 consecutive days, their name will go into a pot with a chance of being drawn out and having juice and biscuits with Mr Getty on a Wednesday.
Please encourage your child to apply their phonics when spelling unfamiliar words. Below is a copy of the phonics mats we use in class to support their application of Phase 3 and Phase 5 sounds. Also attached are the Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words. By the end of Key Stage 1 they should be able to read and spell most of these words.
This term Butterflies enquiry question for geography is:
Why does it matter where my food comes from?
We will be exploring dairy farms and how the milk from the farm is used to make many other products. The children will also explore where in the UK most dairy farms are located and the reasons why. Through this topic, children will also learn about different farms and where our food comes from.