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Science Experiment: Germs

Friday 27th October 2017


As part of our topic, Super Scientists, Year 2 have been looking at inventions. This includes the invention of penicillin.  In order to look at the spread of germs, we set up an investigation, where one child held a piece of bread. The child then thoroughly washed his hands before holding another slice of bread and finally a slice of bread was put into a ziplock bag without being touched at all. 


I couldn't wait to check up on our investigation and sneaked into school to have a peek. I must say I am quite disgusted! I will be returning to school armed with handwash.


Hope you are having a lovely half term, Chimps.


Miss Donkin :)

Friday 20th October 2017


Great Eye Bake-off!


As part of our topic, 'Instructions', Year 2 gained inspiration from the Great British Bake off and designed their own loaves of bread, which we then baked and evaluated. Our chocolate loaf was delicious!


Here are some photographs of us baking and our finished products. We hope you enjoy looking at them. 

Great Eye Bake-Off

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Great Eye Bake-Off 2
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Great Fire of London: History off the Page

Great Fire of London: History off the Page 1
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Great Fire of London: History off the Page 3
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Great Fire of London: History off the Page 12
Great Fire of London: History off the Page 13

We have had a wonderful first full week back.


Fuego had an incredible time at his first weekend home and they even read 3 books together! Thank you Finley for taking such good care of him and he is looking forward to his next weekend.


Well done for all of those who have handed their homework in. We have had some impressive times on our timetables.



Welcome to Chimp Class' page! Here you will find lots of information about our class, and you will also find photos of us learning. Visit often so you are always up to date with what is happening in our class! We look forward to sharing photographs of our WOW day on The great Fire of London this Friday!

I hope you have had a wonderful summer and look forward to a fantastic school year.

Class Information:

Teacher: Miss Donkin

TA: Miss West



Our PE day is MONDAY and FRIDAY. Please ensure your child has NAMED kit in school during term time. As weather can be quite unpredictable, we advise that both shorts and jogging bottoms are kept in PE bags, along with a sweatshirt for cooler days. 



Homework is set on WEDNESDAYs and returned on TUESDAYs.



We would like children to read as much as possible- every night would be perfect! We will continue to award raffle tickets for those who read at least 5 times a week. Those children will also be able to choose a small prize from Miss Donkin's special box! We will collect in reading records on a MONDAY to count up how many reads your child has for that week. 


Children are responsible for changing their own books. They can do this every morning before they do their morning challenge. We encourage children to reread books for pleasure, and to develop fluency which comes with reading familiar books. 


We will regularly review reading levels to see if children are ready to move on. It is important that children read widely within their book band so they have a broad diet of books. Please encourage your child to read information texts, poetry and stories.


Reading can be done anywhere- cereal packets at breakfast, signs on the roads, recipes etc. It is easy to get 5 reads in a week if you include all of the little bits that you do daily without even thinking about it!


While we would like children to read their book band books, please also feel free to share favourite or new books at home. These can also count towards daily reading.


Fuego, the dragon, is our new class member. He is Spanish so does not understand English. Every Friday, one child who has read the most that week at home will be selected to take Fuego home for the weekend (to return on Monday). We are encouraging the children to teach him English by sharing their favourite books with him. He will be sent with a book, so if your child wishes to draw a picture of themselves reading to Fuego, or have a photograph with him it is very welcome, as well as any diary entries they might like to share about their time with him or about the book(s) they read together.



Please could you ensure that all of your child's clothes and other belongings are named. This will help at the end of warm days or PE sessions when we have jumpers etc left over.


Water Bottles

Water is very important for health and learning! We have cups in class, but a named water bottle in school daily would be great!