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🧸 After a busy morning, we were happy to welcome a very special guest to meet and greet pupils👏 Thank you to all our parents and carers for supporting us last week with Children in Need and for donating over £300 for an amazing charity 👏 pic.twitter.com/FLQVC7cwMf

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⚽️ Our pupils took part in a pentalty shootout with 🥅 It's safe to say that he took a thrashing at 400 - 0! for pic.twitter.com/JU4FZnTi2w


⚽️No doubt about it - the pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow are definitely winning this penalty shootout! BBC Essex’s is facing at least 400 penalty kicks for 👏£275 raised so far!👏https://t.co/X7HNgCyXh1 pic.twitter.com/giSXNVAYRW

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Good luck Rob! ⚽️Our very own is facing at least 400 penalty kicks from pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow, all for Children in Need - and they’ve raised £275 so far! https://t.co/xiKO8Eye5f pic.twitter.com/r8QQi2MBJy

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🌹 Our school council attended a service at the Civic Centre, where they laid wreaths alongside war veterans and joined in with the two-minute silence. 🪖 pic.twitter.com/F5hZat8t7u

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⭐️ A special day at as children were joined by their Headteacher, BMAT ACEO, and Parent & Staff Governors for a National School Meals Week/ Roast Dinner Day lunch 😋🍽️🙌 The hardworking and committed catering team were presented with a poem pic.twitter.com/c4ezVqYoB9

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👪 Parents of our nursery cohort were invited to come along and enjoy some time playing with their children in their classroom.🎆 They got a chance to share a story with their child and make firework displays with plenty of glitter. pic.twitter.com/IjbGKWpAda

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It was great to meet so many prospective students and families at our open events.If you were unable to attend, or would like to find out more, please book a school tour by contacting the office.Email: boadj.org.ukPhone: 01279 454688 pic.twitter.com/lRR9ktWaFQ

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🪄🪩 Reception pupils enjoyed their magical ball in celebration of the end of our Twisted Fairytale theme this half term. pic.twitter.com/rUcUjSEmtr

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🦸 We celebrated World Mental Health Super Hero Day, where children and staff came into school wearing vibrant colours with the idea of brightening everyone’s day. pic.twitter.com/O3G1AjPthI

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TOMORROW!Open Afternoon from 1:30pm - 2:00pmWe're looking forward to welcoming prospective families to view our school pic.twitter.com/J5otoHA8Sk

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Thank you to all parents who attended our Open Morning. We look forward to welcoming more prospective families to view our school on Tuesday 17th October.The event will run from 1:30pm - 2:00pm pic.twitter.com/2yJtLRYxQP

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🌟 Our star pupils have been chosen for being considerate, respectful and kind. 🤝 They look out for others and show empathy and kindness towards everyone around them. 🎉 Well done, you are a credit to our school. pic.twitter.com/E3KSujHLJw

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TOMORROW!Open Morning from 9:30am - 10:15amWe're looking forward to welcoming prospective families to view our school. pic.twitter.com/onD9jOw9ZF

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📨 After receiving over 80 written applications, we are happy to welcome our new sports leaders!⚽️ This team will have the opportunity to organise and play a variety of sports activities with children at lunchtime as well as supporting staff members pic.twitter.com/EvbtJBcFmw

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OPEN MORNINGWe're looking forward to welcoming prospective families to view our school on Thursday 12th October. The event runs from 9:30am - 10:15am pic.twitter.com/n62eZOuc2r

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⚽️ Well done to both of our futsal teams who played some great football and demonstrated some amazing team work throughout! pic.twitter.com/XlGQUTWa4S

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🎭 Pupils enjoyed a magical performance of Alice in Wonderland performed by 🗳️ A huge thank you to our school council and our PTA, who raised money to allow this performance to happen for our children. pic.twitter.com/qxCZBlVFMC

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OPEN EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR SIR FREDERICK GIBBERD COLLEGE SEPTEMBER 2024 YEAR 7 INTAKE Saturday 14th October (12pm - 2pm) at Latton Bush Centre, Harlow.Full information on: https://t.co/gDP8HGUXAB pic.twitter.com/3mytmoENzk


📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a SEND Co-Educator📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/dcXj88APm4

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Year 2 - Anansi Spider & Huckleberry Finn

Anansi Spiders & Huckleberry Finns Classes


Anansi Spiders and Huckleberry Finns 

Year 2 

For the final half term of year 2, we will be exploring two fantasy stories. As part of a whole school creative project, we will be reading Alice in Wonderland and completing a dance based on the lifecycle of a caterpillar. 

Our second fantasy story is based on an animation by the Literacy Shed, called ‘adrift.’ In the animation a young girl lives alone on a floating whale in the sky. We will be using our Imaginations and travel to a different land…… 

As readers

we will be reading a range of texts across the curriculum. We will be reading non-fiction texts on Artist Henri Rousseau, Rainforests and plants. We will also be reading Alice and Wonderland. 

Through reading we continue to pick apart new vocabulary, be detectives and infer what we think is happening in the text or what is going to happen next and continue to retrieve key information from what we have read. 

We will be visiting Mark Hall Library again. We will inform you of the date via class dojos, so library cards can be brought to school. 

As writers 

We will be creating our own fantasy story, based on the animation adrift. We will complete stories boards and maps and look at how fantasy stories are structured, along with the story language we expect to see within a fantasy story. We will be applying our knowledge of grammar terms to include similes, expanded noun phrases and adverbs to make our stories more exciting. 

As mathematicians

We will continue to deepen our knowledge of the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also focus on shape, direction and measurement including time, weight, length and temperature. 

As explorers

We will be learning about rainforests. We will map out different locations of rainforests, looks at the layers within a rainforest, research the 

animals and reptiles that live in the Amazon rainforest and learn about deforestation. Through History, we will be learning about the life of Henri Rosseau and his artwork. As artists, we will complete art work within te style of Henri Rosseau. 


Will continue to take place on Thursdays and Fridays. Children will attend school wearing their PE kit, which includes a plain white t-shirt, with our without the school logo, navy blue shorts and a navy blue zip up jacket. Please ensure all clothing is labelled. No logos on PE uniform please. Earrings, must also be removed.


This will be sent out every Friday and is due back the following Wednesday via class dojo. 

Reading packs are due back every Tuesday. 

Special events this half term include

Kings and Queens Day – Thursday 16th June. Children are encouraged to dress up as a King, Queen, Knight or Maiden to fully immerse themselves in the day.

Colchester Zoo Trip – Thursday 14th June: Final payments due: 1st June and 1st July


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