Welcome to Year 2E with Mrs Evans, Mrs Kennedy & Mrs Balchin
Autumn term - The Great Fire of London
Year 2E had a fantastic Autumn term learning all about the Great Fire of London. We started the topic by learning about life in the 17th century, before finding out how the fire began and exploring the reasons why it spread. There were lots of links to other curriculum areas such as Literacy, Art, D&T and Music. We wrote instructions for making bread rolls, recounts about our school trip, and stories about the fire.
In Music, we found out more about important people during the Great Fire, such as Samuel Pepys, Thomas Bludworth and King Charles II, as we prepared for our super class assembly by learning and performing fact filled songs. We designed and built our own Tudor style houses out of cereal boxes, and, just like the baker Tom Farriner, we made bread rolls at our very own Pudding Lane bakery. Thankfully we remembered to turn the oven off!
In November we visited the Museum of London where we ‘Walked the Great Fire’ and spent some time exploring artefacts in the museum. Our guides were very impressed with the breadth of our knowledge and our enthusiasm for our topic!
In December, we had a very exciting morning when fire fighters from Haslemere Fire Station came to talk to us about fire safety, before showing us their fire engine and setting our model Tudor Houses alight to demonstrate just how quickly fire can spread!
Spring term - What a Wonderful World