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Fairfield Community Primary School

Rochdale Old Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7SD

0161 764 1559


Welcome to Africa's page. On this page we will share the exciting things we learn about, the places we go and the events we take part in. Key information about the Year 2/3 curriculum can also be found on this page. 

Teacher: Miss Wildon

Teaching Assistants: Miss Hegarty, Miss O'Neill and Mr Cawood


The Great Fire of London

Freshwater Theatre came to visit this week to deliver a drama session. This gave us a WOW start to our topic, 'Fire, Fire!'. We put on our imagination hats and travelled back in time to the 1665 to find out about what London was like with the plague. We learnt all about London in the 1600s, how the fire started and Samuel Pepys and his diary. What an amazing experience to learn all that information through a drama session!

Learning with the Life Bus

This week we had a special visitor come and visit our class to help us learn about ourselves and our feelings. We met Tam the doll who helped us to learn about our parts of the body and how they work. We were especially interested in the Brain and how that helps us to learn. We also met Harold the giraffe who taught us ways of being kind to our friends. His friend Kiki was upset that she had been left out of a party so we spoke to her on the phone to give her advice of how to manage her feelings. 

Online Safety

Africa have been learning how to stay safe when sharing pictures online. We looked at a picture a girl had shared and wrote emails to her helping her to be safer online. These emails tell her some things we shouldn't share online because they are personal. This could be our phone number, address or birthday. We need to make sure that when sharing pictures they are to our friends and family. Here are some of the emails we wrote. 


Warburtons Visit Fairfield

Whilst learning how to write instructions, Africa were visited by Warburtons to find out some history about the company and make their own sandwich. Everyone was involved - even Mr Ashley! Take a look at our gallery to see us dressed up and eating our sandwiches. 

Helmshore Textile Museum

We kick started the year with a trip alongside our topic of 'There's No Place Like Home'. This year we decided to learn about local mill towns with Bury inventor John Kay at the heart of it. 

Alicja wrote - 'I liked the part of our trip where we went on a walk and learnt about new things. I found out that William Turner, the mill owner, owned the pubs, the shops, the church, the train station, the houses and the baths.' 

Olivia also enjoyed the trip, especially the link with John Kay - 'I enjoyed learning about John Kay. He built the flying shuttle. Did you know that someone stole his idea and he didn't get any money for it. He ran away to France and died there'.