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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

Term 6

Welcome back!

We cannot believe that it is the last term of year 2! We have a very busy term with lots of fun activities and a school trip planned. We will also be beginning to prepare the children for their transition into year 3 and help them feel settled ready for their move into lower key stage 2. As well as this, the children will continue to learn about the impact of The Great Fire of London and begin learning about animals in their habitats. Our PE days will be on a Tuesday and Friday.


With the weather improving and temperatures rising, please can all the children come to school with a sun hat and plenty to drink! Children can bring sun cream into school which they can apply themselves. 


Poetry Slam!

We are very excited to begin the term with a poetry slam! The children will be  practising the poem from Roald Dahl's revolting rhymes called 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf'. They will be using expression, adding actions and making props for their performance


In maths this week, we have continued our learning on time. We have been learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals and have found that counting in fives can really help with this!


Little Red Riding Hood!


In English, we went on a treasure hunt to find lots of jigsaw pieces. We made the jigsaw and made inferences about the picture. We worked out that our next text will be Little Red Riding Hood!

Design Technology!


In design technology we looked at a range of materials to make axles, wheels and axle holders. The children explored which would make the best axles and wheels and how we can make sure that the wheels do not fall off. The children also practised how to use a hack saw and vice safely in preparation for making their own vehicles.




In music, the children are learning how to sing songs in an accurate pitch. This week, the children listened to different songs to identify the pitch. They then played games to identify whether a high or low pitch was being played and showed this with actions.


Ice Skating


The children had an amazing ice skating trip this week. They all had so much fun and showed real resilience when falling over as they just got back up and carried on. The adults had a wonderful day too and it was amazing to see the smiles on all of the children's faces!