In Year 2, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666. We learnt how the fire started and how the fire was stopped using a fire break. To help the children understand this we demonstrated using model cardboard houses that the children had made. A teacher set fire to the houses and we watched the fire spread and when it came to the fire break it stopped. We talked about how it made us feel, when our houses burnt down. We felt angry, upset and emotional.
In Year 2, we learnt about the great fire of London in 1666. We visited the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield to look at how the fire service has improved since then so it would never happen again. We also had a talk on First Aid and learnt what to do if the children couldn’t wake an adult and if somebody was choking. The children learnt the number to call and what to say in an emergency like this.
In the first half term, our topic in Year 2 was about Julia Donaldson the famous children’s author. We look at a range of her books and her biography to learn all about her life. We then invited a local children’s author, Wendy Scott, to come in and talk to the children and read her new book ‘Billy’s New Camera’. The children created their own questions to ask Wendy about how she became an author and her hobbies.