Autumn 2 Year 2 – London’s burning
Our adventure started with the delivery of a box which contained old random objects! After a close inspection we discovered they were items from 1666 for the Great Fire of London! We then played a whole class team game. Luckily it was sunny as we had to see who could empty a bucket of water from one end of the line and fill up the bucket at the other end of the line by passing water in cups. It was great fun!
We then ordered the events of the fire, learnt about why the fire happened and how it spread as well as learning about how houses had changed since the Great Fire. We had a home task which was to make a Tudor house so we could re-create the fire. Thank you parents for helping us make these fantastic houses. It was a shame that we had to set fire to them but it was amazing to recreate the event we had been learning so much about.
In English Mr Le Fevre and Mr White wanted us to write instructions for what to do in case of a fire. We did a practice fire drill and wrote some fantastic instructions. We also pretended we were at the Great Fire and wrote diary entries using some exciting adjectives.
In maths we learned to multiply so that we could help the baker organise the bread and cakes in his new bakery. We showed our understanding of multiplication in different ways; practical resources, arrays, repeated addition and multiplication sentences.
In science we have been investigating why firefighters (and everybody else) need to have a healthy body and heart. We have discussed why it is important for humans to exercise, of eating the right amount of different types of food and why good hygiene is so important, especially this year!
Autumn term has been amazing! Every single child has worked so hard and shown LOVE, COURAGE and TRUST. Enjoy your well-deserved Christmas holiday and we cannot wait for our exciting adventures in the New Year!
Mrs McNeil, Mrs Carter and Miss Burgess