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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

It has been my absolute pleasure to welcome your children through the gate in the morning and see their enthusiasm and energy for learning. Miss Thompson  

The children have settled in well and spent their first week learning all about their class country. For the rest of the first half term Year 2 will be learning about Africa, focusing particularly on two books - 'Zeraffa Giraffa' and 'Lila and the Secret of Rain'.  The children will be using Talk for Writing strategies to imitate, innovate and invent their own writing.  

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 The children have been busy creating their own African music using polyrhythms, as well as making and using handmade drums and shakers to create the sounds of a rainstorm that occurs in the text 'Lila and the Secret of  Rain'. Thank you for providing so many empty boxes and containers to give the children the opportunity to explore what musical instruments they could make from every day containers.