History Off the Page came in to Hook Year 2 into their History topic for the term, The Great Fire of London. It was an all action, immersive and enjoyable day where great learning happened. Through making items from the past to digging up historic artifacts, Year 2 learnt an incredible amount about The Great Fire and the devastation that it caused.
Year 2 are up, out and about this year! They had a fantastic morning at the Discovery Centre in Stratford where they took part in an interactive storytelling session. The story they enjoyed was the Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr which is the focus text for their Literacy this half term. They had a great time and can not wait to get their teeth into writing all about it.
Year 2 explored different materials and their properties by grouping different objects in different ways. The children were able to lead their own learning and share their knowledge with each other, learning many new facts along the way and sharing lots of ‘lightbulb’ moments.
Animals and Habitats
Year 2 designed bug habitats as part of their Science and DT topics this term, exploring animals and their habitats.They made their habitats and evaluated how well they worked. They then remade them based on their findings to see if they could be improved.
Visit to Howletts Wildlife Park
Year 2 had a fantastic day out at Howletts Wildlife Park in Canterbury exploring animals and the habitats which they live in. They learnt all about why animal’s habitats are different and also how animal’s have adapted to be able to survive in the habitat in which they live.
National Portrait Gallery
Year 2 visited the National Portrait Gallery where explored portraits and explored what they could tell us about a time in history. They focused particularly on the portraits of important figures during the Great Fire including King Charles and Samuel Pepys.
Great Fire of London
On 1st October, History Off the Page came into work with Year 2 to teach them all about the Great Fire of London. Year 2 had a chance to make various items from this time in history including candles, medicine bags and used quills to write. They also explored dig boxes to uncover various artefacts from the Great Fire.
Tour of London
Year 2 went on a tour of London to explore the variety of wonderful buildings it has to offer.
World War 2 Flip Learning
Year 2 – Maths
Year 2 have also been working extremely hard in their Maths as they’ve been developing their pictorial methods to help them solve Addition and Subtraction sums.
Year 2 had an exciting and immersive day learning all about Florence Nightingale. History off the page came along to Scott Wilkie and taught the children everything they needed to know about the ‘Lady of the Lamp’ through making, playing, questioning and acting. Be sure to ask them all about her… they’re bursting with information.
Year 2 trip on the Thames Clipper
Here are some pictures from the Year 2 trip on the Thames Clipper. The children took a tour of London on the clipper so that they would be able to see different famous sights around London.
This was in order to support their Writing in Literacy about a day out in London. They took the Clipper from Westminster Pier and got off at North Greenwich. The children had a great time and were in awe of some of the buildings they saw in London.