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📢 Breakfast Club is now Available!🥣 Cereal, Toast and refreshments available🕒 8:00am - 8:30am Monday - Friday💳 £3 per pupil📄 To book, visit the ParentPay website:https://t.co/kbYdJBnRsE pic.twitter.com/4DFokhtMEq

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🖌️ Enterprise week is an event where pupils can use their creative sides and business minds⚖️ Classes are competing to develop a product to sell to the public🪙 Money made will go towards a charity of the winning classes choice🗓️ Wednesday 28th June at pic.twitter.com/iXS7XrPibf


👑 HAPPY & GLORIOUS!🇬🇧 The Great British weather couldn't dampen spirits as our primary schools held celebration events to mark The Coronation of King Charles III pic.twitter.com/G8pf893cDz


📢 We're Hiring! have a vacancy for a Class Teacher📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/zoAz1For0I


🐰 Did you spot the BMAT Bunny out and about delivering eggs to our schools?☀️ We hope you're all enjoying the break.🐥 Thank you to and Comfort Aquatics for your contributions to our egg run. pic.twitter.com/YxrQl54bDB

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On International we’re celebrating Jackie Diggle 🎉 Senior Lead Practitioner ➡️ Headteacher pic.twitter.com/SuGMYCn274

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Notice:All BMAT Schools are open as usual this morning. Teams have been working to ensure sites are accessible and safe. ❄️If anything changes schools will contact parents directly. Please take care travelling to and from school and wrap up warm. ⛄️ pic.twitter.com/VPZayVxJ9a

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As part of our strategy, we have launched our SEND parent forum.Find out more here 👇https://t.co/sX63K3tvD1

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Reception pupils enjoyed their teacher swap lesson, followed by a warm cup of hot chocolate#WorldBookDay2023 pic.twitter.com/tr2hT1cWxT

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Happy !Whitney Watson's favourite book is The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by 📚 "My favourite book to read aloud to a class. A very exciting adventure with fierce battles and a fantastic ending" pic.twitter.com/nwRWYX9HA5

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Pupils told stories with the help of character spoons to bring their books to life. pic.twitter.com/hQTHQEWuNe

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It's and students are enjoying reading in their pyjamas! pic.twitter.com/wVW2KWZyAF

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🐻 We're going on a bear hunt!Reception class took part in a bear hunt messy day in September and we've just uploaded a video from the day 📺https://t.co/oPurdYnaCk

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‼️TENDER OPPORTUNITY‼️BMAT Education are inviting tenders for out of school hours hire of (Harlow) swimming pool 🏊 April '23 - Aug '26.For full details and tender pack please visit https://t.co/Qw7TwEWwjQ pic.twitter.com/21BpR773eb


Hello Freshwaters - we are now at the A414 / M11 roundabout, approximately 10 minutes out. See you all soon.


Hello Freshwaters parents: we are now moving!! ETA is 11:15pm. See you soon, or earlier. Next tweet will be 10 minutes away. Mr Dalton


Hello Freshwaters parents! We are now aboard the coach... but the coach is in a big queue to get out of the coach park. We will let you know when we are actually moving.Mr Dalton

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Freshwaters Primary Academy are at the O2 Arena for Young Voices 2023! We are high up, left of the stage!! pic.twitter.com/8vbtHSlXBr

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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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