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Year 2 enjoy exploring Great Missenden

It’s been great to get outside this week (in between the showers) and explore the village of Great Missenden and it’s inspiration for many of Roald Dahl’s most loved stories. It was interesting to see how the village has changed over the years and the different materials that have been used along the highstreet. We managed to explore our way to the Church of St Peter and St Paul and followed the BFG footsteps to where Roald Dahl rests. 

In English this week, we have brought our work on The Minpins to an end by carefully considering what it must be like to be a miniature Minpin and live amongst the trees with our friends and families. Children have thought about what names they might be called and how they would dress and live. The children even had the opportunity to dress up in costumes and bring their imaginations to life! In Forest school this week, children have further enjoyed making miniature Minpin friends, using a range of natural and craft materials in the outdoors. 

In science this week, we attempted to solve a problem for our hero ‘Little Billy’ when we discovered that he had put a hole in his trousers during his adventures and needed to patch it up. Thinking like scientists, we had to design our own experiment to test which fabric would be the most hard wearing. We all worked together as a group and have started to understand how to run a ‘fair’ test in science.

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