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Pear and Plum Year 1/2


Welcome to Pear (Y1) & Plum (Y2) Class where we like to be creative, learn lots of new exciting things and have fun together!

TEACHERS: In Pear & Plum Class, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Whitmee are our teachers. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Frost teach groups and support us in our lessons too.

ENQUIRY: Our enquiry question for this term in our class is ‘How do we remember The Great Fire of London?’                   

READING: Please hear your child read regularly, 3-4 times a week if possible. When you hear your child read, please write the date, the book title and a short comment in their reading booklet. Please bring your reading booklet to school every day. We will change books in class if needed on Mondays and Thursdays.

SPELLINGS: Spellings linked to our phonics lessons in school are given out on Fridays and we have an informal written test the following Friday morning. Please set aside a little time to learn spellings and work on patterns every week. Please make sure that your red spelling book is in school on Fridays.


HOMEWORK: Short weekly homework tasks that link to our learning in school will be given via the weekly booklet note in your reading booklet on a Monday.

WATER: Please bring a named plastic drinking bottle every day.

SNACK: You can bring in healthy snacks like fruit for playtime if you’d like to. School fruit is also available each day.

P.E.: P.E. is on Monday and Thursday this year. Please come to school in your P.E. kit on these days.

Please make sure all items of uniform and your P.E. kit has your name on the label.

Thank you,

Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Whitmee

Our Enquiry Question This Term

How do we remember The Great Fire of London?

We have researched facts about The Great Fire of London and we’ve read extracts from Samuel Pepys’ and John Evelyn’s diary. We’ve written our own diary entries, imagining we were alive in London in 1666, we’ve role played in character as people in The Great Fire and we thought about how they must have felt. We found out about how people tried to stop the fire spreading and compared fire fighting in 1666 with fire fighting now. We learnt about how people escaped the fire and how they tried to protect their most precious possessions. We discovered how London was rebuilt after The Great Fire and who Christopher Wren was. The Newark Fire Service visited us and helped us compare fire fighting in 2023 with fire fighting in 1666. We had lots of fun spraying the big fire hose!


In November, firefighters from Newark Fire Station visited us at school. The firefighters showed us their fire suits, the tools on their fire engine and we all had a go at spraying the hose! We all discussed fire safety too.


PE Days

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Our Learning for the Term

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Useful Links

Purple Mash

A digital vault of creative games and activities that we use in our computing lessons. Find your Purple Mash login stuck in your booklet.


Times Tables Rockstars

Times tables maths programme for Year 2 and beyond

Year 2s – Find your login for TTRS stuck in your booklet.



BBC Bitesize Karate Cats Maths KS1

Learn and practise KS1 Maths skills with fun games.



BBC Bitesize Karate Cats English KS1

Learn and practise KS1 English skills with different challenge levels.



Phonics Play Interactive Words Reading Games

Practise phonic recognition, blending and word sorting.



Oxford Owl eBook Library and Resources

Educational activities and games. Free eBook library for 3-11 year olds.



ICT games

Interactive Maths and English games for primary aged children.



Topmarks games

Interactive Maths and English games, as well as other subject areas.



Reading for pleasure

Class Letters & Additional Information