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Term 4: Wriggle and Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt! Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions – just like a real entomologist! Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly – urgh! On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!



Minibeast Links from BBC


Term 3: Land Ahoy!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr, me hearties, – it’s a sailor’s life for me! Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like Captain Cook. Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag! How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas. Thar’s land ahead, me buckos! Let’s get t’ship t’port.


Water Safety and Grace Daring from the RNLI


Term 2 The Enchanted Woodland Topic

Year 2 Autumn 1 Topic: Memory Box

We will be learning about what life was like when your parents and grandparents were young, covering both history and geography about our local area.  What was Didcot like? Was being at Manor School different? What type of music was popular and how did people listen to it? In science, we will be learning about the properties of different materials and how they are used in everyday life.


In art and design technology, we will be learning about printing and Pop Art. As part of our study of maps and the local area, we will be building models of buildings from around Didcot. If you have suitable clean junk-modelling materials at home such as cereal boxes and kitchen roll tubes we would love to have it.


On Thursday 10th October you are invited to come into school early with your child at 8.30 to see what we have learned.