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Year 2 enjoy a great trip to Mop End

It barely seems possible we have only been back at school a week, we have already done so much!

A new half term sees the start of new topics and having looked at Great Missenden and considered how it has changed over the years, the children are now studying a contrasting island locality - the Isle of Coll. Photos have shown what a beautiful place it is. After locating the Isle of Coll using atlases, the children have been studying different features of the Island and classifying them as physical or human features.

In English we have been enjoying exploring the Katie Morag series of books which are set on the Isle of Struay, inspired by the author’s life on Coll.

During our RE lesson on Wednesday the children shared their own experiences of Bonfire night and discovered the history behind the celebration that is also known as Guy Fawkes night and why it is celebrated. They all heard how Guy Fawkes was not working alone and that it was down to a letter sent to the King that the Gunpowder plot was foiled. 

The highlight this week for year 2 has most definitely been trip to Mop End on Thursday. Teddies in hand we set off to explore the outdoor environment with all our senses. The children used their developing map skills to plan a route around the woodland and used compasses to navigate. Bugs were hunted, dens were built and biscuits were eaten. We sat in silence to explore what we could hear and challenged ourselves to see how many different colours we could find in nature.

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