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Conway 1 - The Great Mouse Plot

Our Theme this half term is 'Why are Roald Dahl’s stories so phizz-whizzing?’ We have learnt the story of The Great Mouse Plot. Roald Dahl tells us a story of his childhood. We had lots of fun acting out the story and using our voices and facial expressions to show how we felt throughout the different scenes. After getting to know the story so well we re-wrote the story in third person using...

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Conway 1 - Trip to the Jurassic Kingdom

This week Year 2 have had an exciting opportunity to visit the Jurassic Kingdom exhibition at Temple Newsam. The visit included electronic dinosaurs, an archelogical dig and informative video. It was the perfect kickstart to our new topic next half term 'Into the Jurassic Forest'.

The children loved it and couldn't believe their eyes. It was a magical experience!

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Conway 1 - Our fantabulous writing.

In Conway 1, we have been learning baout Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing books. One of the first stories we looked at was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We focused on Mr Willy Wonka's amazing, delumptious chocolate room. The children got an opportunity to draw their own scrumpdiddlyumptious chocolate rooms, using imaginative ideas such as sticky toffee rivers and marshmellow clouds that rained...

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Conway 1 - Chocolate!

In year 2, we have been looking at Roald Dahl's story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The children have been doing some wonderful descriptive writing of the fantastic sweets that are in the story.

Next week we will be making our own incredible chocolate bars that the children have designed. So there will be lots of interesting lessons to look forward to! The children will be learning...

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Conway 1 - Welcome back Year 2!

It's great to see everyone back for the new school year, and we have started our topic of 'Who lives in the woods?' The chidren have already been writing their own stories about woodland animals, and been designing their own autumn trees. Next week we will be looking at the Gruffalo and discovering other woodland animals. On the 29th September we will have a variety of owls in for an...

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Conway 1 - Great Fire of London

Children in Conway 1 and the other year 2 classes have been busy learning about the Great Fire of London. Last week they made bread like the baker Thomas Farynor did in 1666, and whose oven caused the first flames of the devastating fire.

This week in their literacy lessons, they are creating group projects on everything they have learnt over the past 3 weeks. Tensions are high to meet the...

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Conway 1 - James and the Giant Peach

Conway 1 have been reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. It is a very long book with chapters in. This is the story so far...


At the beginning of the book it was very sad. James’ mum and dad went to London to do some shopping but a rhinoceros ate them. Then James took his suitcase with some pyjamas and toothbrush to go and live with his bossy aunts. They were called aunt Sponge...

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