Year 2 have been learning about London in 1666. The houses were wooden and had thatched roofs. We worked in pairs to make houses using junk boxes. We had to make sure that our houses had wooden beams, a wooden door, a thatched roof and windows.
In Forest School, we have been working in home teams to create and build using the natural materials available. As part of the Julia Donaldson topic, we created pictures of the snails. Many of the children used the colourful autumn leaves to create the snails shell.
When we learned about the Great Fire of London, the children were challenged to create a house or den. Some children used the big logs to create dens and other children created smaller structures in the style of the houses in 1666.
Year 2 Choir performed a selection of their favourite songs to their friends and family after school.
We have been learning all about fire. We had a bonfire in forest school and we learned how to stay safe around fires. We toasted and ate delicious marshmallows.
Yorkshire Wildlife ParkOur topic in the Spring Term was Africa. We had learnt all about lions in class and what they like to eat. We then visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and were amazed at how big some of the animals were in real life. We really enjoyed listening to the lions roar, watching the polar bears dive in the water and watching the lazy tiger relax in the nursery pen. We also enjoyed eating our lunch in the woods with our friends and surrounded by the wonderful animals.
Forest SchoolWe went into the Forest School and created some mud animal faces with the natural materials found there. We had mud on our faces and hands and we loved it.
Conisbrough CastleIn Spring 1, our topic was Castles. We visited Conisbrough castle and saw for ourselves how big, cold and old castles are. We walked around the moat and up the keep. We had a workshop where we learned all about Conisbrough Castle and the lords and ladies who lived there. Some children dressed up as the different people who lived in Conisbrough Castle.
Great Fire of London - November 2016
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.
National Emergency Services Museum - December 2016
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.