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George Street Primary School

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  • George Street Primary School, George Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 5HJ


Welcome to the F2 Class Page!

We are really proud of how hard the children in F2 are all working.


This class page is a great way of you seeing  how 'Learning comes alive' in our class. 


Be sure to check our class page frequently to see what we have been learning about.


Mrs Achilleos-Irvine


F2 Newsletter- Summer 2021

Our Topic this half term is "Our Natural World".

As part of this topic, we have been learning all about Farms and Growing. 

We have been reading the story of 'Farmer Duck' where the poor duck has to do all the work on the farm because the farmer is too lazy!


We have a 'Reading Barn' in our classroom where we can explore reading books and retelling stories. We can even read to our class scarecrow! We also have masks and puppets in our 'Reading Barn' to help us retell the story of 'Farmer Duck' as well as creating our own stories.


We have been learning about the animals you might see on a farm and we have researched and written facts about these animals.


We have also learnt about what happens on a day at the farm and why this is so important. Farmers grow crops on the farm such as vegetables and plants. Therefore, we have started our own 'Growing Station' in our Exploration area so that we can investigate growing different plants from a range of seeds in all shapes and sizes.

Poor Farmer Duck has to do all the hard work on the farm. He is very tired and worn out - How goes the work? "Quack!"

Learning linked to Farms and Growing

The children have returned to school after the Easter break and are already fully immersed in their Child Initiated Learning (CIL)

History Week


Our focus this week was "The Year We Were Born"


Children in F2 were born between September 2015 and August 2016. We learnt about many things that happened during this year such as:


  • Watching a football match from the year we were born and finding out who some of the players were
  • Watching adverts from the year we were born
  • Learning about who the Prime Minister was the year we were born 
  • Listening to music from the year we were born
  • Finding out about the Rio Olympics which happened in the year we were born



We also looked at our baby photos. We discussed what had changed since the year we were born and what we could do when we were a baby.


Here is what we noticed:


"I was born five years ago" 


"Babies drink the bottle - some milk."


"I had no teeth so we we can't talk"


"When I was a baby I was grabbing people's food and crawling."


"When I was a baby, mummy was holding me because I didn't know how to walk."


"My mummy born me. I was in my mummy's tummy then she rocked me."




During 'Road Safety Week' we learnt about the importance of staying safe when out and about. We learnt that we need to "STOP, LOOK and LISTEN."

We decorated biscuits to raise money for 'Children in Need'. We spread icing using a spoon and then decorated with sweets or chocolate. Some of us used our fine motor skills to cut strawberry laces onto our decorated biscuit. They tasted delicious and very sweet!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr Seuss

We have been learning about the festival of Diwali. We created our own Rangoli patterns using chalk and Numicon shapes. We watched the story of Rama and Sita which explains the origin of Diwali and used the stick puppets to act out the story. We also made Diwali cards in the mark-making area.

Child Initiated Learning

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Autumn Newsletter 2020

The children have all been exploring in the classroom and in the outdoor area. Here are some of the exciting things they have been up to...