Welcome to Year 2!
This term we have two topics: ‘Kenya’ and ‘London’
We will be completing lots of fun learning activities linked to our topics.
In Geography we will be learning about Kenya and comparing our capital city to its capital city, Nairobi. History this term will see us explore The Great Fire of London.
We will be exploring materials. This will include looking at the properties of materials, why certain materials are used for specific products and designing experiments to test them.
In English, we will be orally retelling and writing stories linked to London as well as linking our to dragons (not just fire-breathing ones)
Our Computing topic is messaging which will include learning how to use a variety of messaging software, programming and e-safety.
Please remember, we have an open door policy so if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to come and see us.
For further information, please see the curriculum information attachment below
We had a fantastic trip to the RAF Museum in Hendon. During the day we had a workshop where we learnt about the History of Flight and made our own gliders. We then had a competition to see how far they flew. For the rest of the day we explored the different hangers to find out about all the different planes they have there.
Great Fire of London Day
As part of our Great Fire of London topic we were visited by Mistress Sue from History Off the Page. We carried out various jobs from 17th century London including being a tanner, a chandler, a weaver and a scrivener. Some of us made button moulds from clay and Sue demonstrated how a pewter button would be cast. We consolidated our learning about the Great Fire of London and Sue had a fantastic map of London in 1666 which we could all sit around. In the afternoon we were archaeologists, sorting through the ruins of London to find out which building was destroyed. To help us, we also had items the occupants saved to provide further clues as to the building's use. We had an amazing day!