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Friday 20th September

This afternoon, Dahl and Rowling went for a walk around the oldest part of Didcot, comparing old and new houses. We found houses built in 1893, around the same time as our school, as well as thatched cottages and a 16th century house! Well done to Year 2 for showing they were ready, respectful and safe, following instructions and walking carefully near the roads.


Mrs Cresswell's Year 2 Reading group have been learning about Edward Lear and his limericks. We learned The Owl and the Pussycat by heart, using pictures to help us remember the words. Then, we read lots of limericks and chose our favourites. We had to read fluently and clearly, to record our own version.

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Friday 13th September 


This week, we have started to find out more about our Memory Box topic. In history, we compared photographs of Didcot from different eras and sorted household items into past and present. We then found Didcot on different maps and looked at globes and atlases. Year 2 learned that we live in Didcot, in Oxfordshire, in England, the United Kingdom, Europe and then the Earth!


In PSHCE, we read Miss Morgan's favourite book - Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph. We thought about what makes us the same and different, then designed our own dogs!


We have continued to enjoy reading Grandad's Island, and have been making excellent inferences from the illustrations. Grandad has lots of objects in his house that give us clues to his travels, so today we talked about where we and our families have travelled. Thank you to those that brought in objects to share.


Friday 6th September 2019

Our first week of Year 2


Rowling and Dahl class have had a great first week back. The teachers were very impressed with how smart everyone looked, especially those already trying out the new uniforms! We have settled in well, and discussed our class rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe. 


Year 2 have enjoyed going over to the Juniors for lunch. The new dinners are delicious and they have tried some new foods. Thank you to Friends of Manor for funding the new tables and benches.