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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

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07/04/20

Adults are being urged to rediscover their forgotten hobbies and hidden talents to share with their children during the Coronavirus shutdown. Teachers at Freshwaters Primary Academy are inspiring their pupils by spending time on their favourite pastimes. https://t.co/iMlTNtpnJN https://t.co/K8sGTX7nZH

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05/04/20

DJ Sonny Tyler spoke to and was featured in their news bulletin this morning. https://t.co/Kw4D0iNh65

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

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We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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31/03/20

A 7 year old has launched a weekly virtual disco to keep his classmates’ spirits up during the shutdown. Sonny Tyler took inspiration from his DJ dad Terry who turned the cancellation of his gig work into a positive by launching Facebook Live parties. https://t.co/k7vZHJzyzN https://t.co/EHpT8FMAn4

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31/03/20

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A teacher is reaching out to her neighbourhood in support of those struggling with social isolation during the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/4fScnRpyBe https://t.co/xq6Bcd0ziG

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27/03/20

Young writers are learning the difference between fake and real news as they take on the role of journalists. Year 5 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy took part in a workshop with the newspaper looking at the media and how it reports. https://t.co/ufi53uAEw5 https://t.co/SuxIEsw6Q3

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06/03/20

We have increased our funded childcare offer, for 3 & 4 years olds, to provide 15 and 30 hours per week. For more information please get in touch. Contact details are on - https://t.co/hKwl2hoj7d https://t.co/BXJbv1KU4K

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26/02/20

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All set up for our second session at in - ready for more fake news detecting and real news reporting! https://t.co/K6crSga6Mr

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17/02/20

Visitors are being greeted by polite, knowledgeable and attentive ambassadors. Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed classroom ambassadors to welcome guests into their classrooms and make them feel welcome and informed. https://t.co/vowEcX3A4n https://t.co/DUujlzZ4E0

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06/02/20

The future is safe in the hands of a team of young eco warriors. Every class at Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed an eco rep to take responsibility for keeping the school as environmentally friendly as possible. https://t.co/7qfH0FQZrZ https://t.co/4XbMhhA9uM

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04/02/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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28/01/20

Playtime is being kept under complete control, thanks to the appointment of playground ambassadors. Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed Year 6 pupils as playground ambassadors. https://t.co/yAryuXQC49 https://t.co/RRS3xih8nM

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28/01/20

Excited children are seeing unique libraries popping up all around their school. Freshwaters is to undergo an expansion project this year to provide a new block containing a library. https://t.co/864JsMRF9A https://t.co/iOnpNrMG8Y

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28/11/19

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Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Catering Assistants We are looking for Catering Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles are part-time during the school day, term-time only and flexible. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/IYV11rP3PW

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14/11/19

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Keep an eye out for news of all the activities taking place across our trust for . are joining for the Good luck everyone! https://t.co/0YA3r7N2bf

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14/11/19

Things have got a whole lot noisier at Freshwaters! The music curriculum is being expanded to give children more creative opportunities. https://t.co/6HAxcjYAbF https://t.co/Riii35KqX9

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Year 2

Anansi Spiders & Huckleberry Finns Classes

Curriculum for SPRING Term 1

This half term we will be exploring Traditional Tales.

As Readers

Our English text will be the book ‘Baba Yaga’ by Tony Bradman and Nikki Gamble. During our guided reading sessions, we will be reading traditional tales to become familiar with the book and we will be picking out new vocabulary, working on inference, predicting what may happen next and why, explaining what is happening and sequencing the events. Year 2 will visit Harlow library; the children will have the opportunity use their library card to borrow books. (if your child does not have a library card, please visit your local library and complete the relevant forms to gain membership).

Key Vocabulary: Resolution, conflict, plot, curse, wicked, character, adventure, hero, weak, forest, tower, enemy, climax, enchantment, myth, heroine, story, villain, brave, beautiful, spell, dragon, magic, beast, prince, king, once upon a time…, good, evil, fairy tale, happily ever after…, folktale and setting.

Key Language: Vocabulary, inference, predict, explain, first, second, third, finally, then, sequence and retrieve.

As Writers

We are going to be writing a poem and our own traditional tale.

Key Vocabulary: Adjectives, similes, expanded noun phrases, nouns, verbs. Time connectives, conjunctions.

As Mathematicians

We will continue to deepen our knowledge of addition and subtraction. We will learn about measurement and money and multiplication and division.

Key Vocabulary: Add, more, plus, make, sum, total, altogether, inverse double, half, equals, is the same as. Difference between, how many more to make? how much more is? Subtract, take away, minus, how many fewer is…than? how much less is? Odd, even, count in twos, threes, fives, count in tens (forwards from/backwards from), How many times? lots of, groups of, once, twice, three times, five times, multiple of, times, multiply by, repeated addition, array, row, column, double, halve, share, share equally, group in pairs, threes, etc., equal groups of, divide, divided by, left, left over.

As Explorers

In History we will be learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’. In Religious education we will be learning about ‘places that are special to us’ and ‘places of worship’.

Key Vocabulary: 
History:Year, century, Britain, London, capital city, past, present, old, modern, change, River Thames, Range of 17th century jobs. Order, event, timeline. Source, evidence, diary, eyewitness, Samuel Pepys. King Charles II, architect, Lord Mayor, Sir Christopher Wren, St Pauls Cathedral, Monument. Newspaper report, The London Gazette.

R.E: Peaceful, joyful, quiet, holy, togetherness, beautiful, special, busy, welcoming, happy, quiet. Muslim, Islam, Mosque, ablutions area, dome, minaret, imam, Qur’an, prayer hall, musallah, prayer mat, Mecca, Allah, qiblah wall, mihrab, tasbih beads. Sikh, Sikhism, Gurdwara, Guru Granth Sahib, langar, Nishan Sahib, Khanda, Darbar Sahib, Chaur. Buddha, Buddhist temple, enlightenment, spire, dome, pinnacle, crescent, square base, pagoda, stupa. Buddha. Buddhist temple, enlightenment, mantra, lotus flower, mala beads, prayer wheel, incense, the three Jewels, monk, nun, meditation.

PE

Children will have 1 hour of PE per week on Wednesday. Children must have a full PE kit in school at all times. If the children take their kit home for clubs, it must be returned the next day. Children who do not have the appropriate full kit in school are unable to take part in PE, which is an important part of the curriculum. Also, this term children will have 1 hour of swimming on Thursdays. They will need their kit for swimming on that day. Please ensure all items, including footwear are labelled. This includes: A plain (with or without the Freshwaters logo) white Tshit, Navy blue PE shorts. A navy-blue tracksuit (a hoodie and bottoms). A pair of plimsoles. A spare pair of socks would also be of benefit. Please ensure the children have a pair of trainers in their PE bag, for outdoor PE.

Home Learning

Homework will be given to the children every Friday. Homework is due to be completed and handed in the following Wednesday. Some children may need encouragement and support to complete their homework at this age. Please ensure that if this is the case, you are encouraging your children, but please, do not do the homework for them.

Spellings will be given out every Friday, they are to be kept at home, reviewed daily and not handed in until the following Friday, to ensure that practise can happen daily.

Reading: Children should be encouraged to read daily and at least once every other day with an adult. Reading for just 10-15 minutes per day will have a huge impact on the children’s fluency

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