Welcome to Year 2!

 

Why are these London events famous?

We hope you have had an exciting and restful break over the summer, recharged your batteries and are ready to go right into Year 2! Last year was a very strange one, with home learning and lots of teams meetings and you all did superbly to navigate through those strange times! 

In our Autumn term, we will be searching the past to study three different events that have affected and shaped London to be what it is today. 

Our Autumn Topic Information  

In this term, we will be learning all about a series of famous events that have effected London. These three events are the natural disaster that was The Black Death, Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot and The Great Fire of London.  We will begin to develop a chronological understanding, and know where in time these events fit onto our timeline! We will have an understanding of why people did things, and how these impacted on the city and others around them. 

To do all this we will be looking at photographs, stories and different accounts as our evidence! 

 

Do you know anything about these famous events already? 

The Fire That Shaped London - The New York Times

Social Distancing During the Black Death

Guy Fawkes - Wikipedia

 

Ask your adults, can you find out anything about these events?  You could even start to do a little bit of research before, so you are our own class expert! The following questions will become our key questions as the topic moves through: 

 

What was the black death and how did it change London?

How did the black death affect ways of life? 

Why do we celebrate bonfire night?

Why did Guy Fawkes plan this strategy? 

How did The Great Fire effect London? 

Were everyone’s experiences the same?

 

 

 

 

Ready to research? Here are some useful links:       

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/black-death/

https://www.historyforkids.net/the-black-death.html

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/great-fire-london

https://www.funkidslive.com/learn/top-10-facts/top-10-facts-about-the-great-fire-of-london/

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Gunpowder-Plot/476268

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/guy-fawkes-and-bonfire-night


Our Year 2 Timetable 

The timetable below shows when children will need to bring in specific items during the week. It is childrens' responsibility to ensure that they bring the correct equipment and kit on specific days. If any changes are made, parents will be notified via parent pay or via text message. We ask that children bring in their reading records and books daily, so that we are able to read with the children whenever possible. 


DAY THINGS TO REMEMBER
Monday

 

Wednesday Weekly homework handed in (maths and English)
Thursday  PE 2D and 2P (full kit needed), Spelling test
Friday

 

Feel good friday! Remember your navy trousers! Weekly homework, reading book changed and spellings uploaded to SharePoint

Remember, all reading books, reading records and spelling lists should be in school every day. 


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