Welcome to Year 2!
Our topic this half term is:
We will learn about the Great Fire of London and will understand how the building materials used at the time played such a big part in the fire. We will describe the main events of the fire, discover the diarist Samuel Pepys and explain how London was re-built. Children will develop their investigative skills through comparing various sources of historical evidence, including diary extracts and artefacts. In addition to this we will be comparing the fire fighting equipment used today with equipment used in The Great Fire of London. We will be exploring what we have learned about the fire in written work, art and music.
Here are the spelling lists for this term. There will be weekly tests on a Friday.
Christmas Performance – ‘Bethlehemian Rhapsody’
Linked with our celebration topic, we followed recipe instructions for making cupcakes. Children then wrote each step to develop their understanding of instruction texts. We included subheadings, bossy verbs and time adverbials in our writing.
Four Seasons Calendar Art
We learned to mix warm and cool colours to represent each of the seasons. We enjoyed exploring various shades of colour using different materials, including watercolour paint and wax crayons.