Year 2

The Great Fire of London – Autumn 1

London’s Burning! 

To start Year 2, we will be exploring what led to the infamous Great Fire of London. The children will take an exciting journey back in time to 1666 on Pudding Lane in London to discover what the buildings were made from and why this, along with other reasons, caused the fire to be so intense. Together we will look at how people learned from the mistakes of the past to improve fire safety and why the current organised fire services were put in place. We will spend time learning about the life of Samuel Pepys and the importance of his secret diary. We will enjoy a number of stories, songs, and chants based around the Great Fire of London.

Mapping the World – A UK study – Autumn 2

We are starting our fantastic geography topic  ‘Mapping the World’. We will be learning lots of facts about the United Kingdom and the countries that make up the U.K. This will include lots of key information such as the population of each country, significant cities, famous landmarks, transport links, and the kind of industry that thrives in each area. We will also be learning how to use a compass and will be using the compass points to give directions. We will also be exploring human and physical features of our local area in our fieldwork sessions.