Year 2

The Great Fire of London

Welcome to the Summer term!  We are so excited about our new topic because we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London.


In English, we will be using the texts Toby and the Great Fire of London, Vlad and the Great Fire of London as well as the Great Fire of London, a non-fiction text by Emma Adams.  We will be writing character and setting descriptions, as well as a diary entry and a letter.  In non-fiction, we will be writing a newspaper report and fire safety instructions.


In history, we will be going back in time to the Great Fire of London. We will be researching what caused the Great Fire, how long it lasted and how it was finally put out.  In Geography, we will be learning how to create a simple route on a map.


In science, we will be focussing on plants and how they grow in different conditions as well as how they change and grow over time. We will finding out about urban habitats and microhabitats.

We will also learning about the importance of healthy eating and exercise for humans.

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In Maths, we will moving onto statistics.  We will be learning how to create tally charts as well as draw and interpret pictograms.  In fractions we will be recapping ½ and ¼ before moving on to learn about 1/3 and ¾ as well as equivalent fractions.  We will finish this term by learning about position and direction.

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Please ensure that your kit is labelled with your name and is in school.  You will need it for indoor and outdoor PE.

PE is on Mondays


Spelling Tests will be on Friday mornings after having one week to learn them.