Year Two

The theme for the spring term is ‘The Great Fire of London’. Wherever possible we will link different areas of the curriculum to our spring theme.

In English we will be studying a North American folktale ‘How Rabbit Stole the Fire’. We will be learning about describing settings using the text ‘The story of The Great Fire of London’. The children will be baking bread (linked with the fire starting in a bakery) and then write up instructions.

Our spring theme links nicely with other areas of the curriculum too.

In history we will be learning about the events of The Great Fire of London and sequencing the most important on a timeline. We will be looking at how things are different now to how they were back in 1666. We will also look at how the events of The Great Fire of London led to some of the ways buildings are built today. We will look at famous individuals like Samuel Pepys, who wrote a diary of the events of the fire. We will be writing our own diaries too.

In art the children will be looking creating portraits of Samuel Pepys using a range of different skills and techniques.

We will be doing a scientific experiment looking at the best ways to keep bread fresh and we will be using observational skills to look at changes when bread is left in different environments. During the second half of the term we will be doing lots of science work looking at plants and animals, which includes lifecycles, habitats and growth.

In addition to all of the above the children will be having daily maths lessons, two one hour P.E. lessons a week on a Monday and Wednesday and a music lesson each week.

We’re hoping this gives you an idea of what your child will be learning about and will help you when talking to your child about what they have been up to in school this term.

Many thanks,

The Year Two team!

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