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Year 2 - Term 5
Our Learning Journey this term is 'Fever and Flames'
Here are some of the things we will be learning this term.



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The key text this term will be 

'The Great Fire of London' by Emma Adams.

This is an exciting information book which details the events of the Great Fire of London and the subsequent devastating impact on London. 

 It will inspire our learning in reading, writing, spelling, science, history, art and DT.  

We will also enjoy a wonderful text called 'Daisy Saves the Day' by Shirley Hughes.

This will inspire both our English and History learning.



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In Science this term our topic is Materials. The children will be exploring a range of different materials and their properties. We will then identify and discuss how some materials are suitable for specific purposes.


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The children will be revising their addition and subtraction strategies and then using estimation and inverse to check their answers.  They will also be learning to tell the time to the nearest quarter of an hour (or 5 minutes for a challenge!)



We will be learning the historic song 'London's Burning'. The children will be creating their own actions to go with the lyrics. 


Design Technology

This term we will be making our own model houses in the style of houses in London during the 1600s. We will even be setting these alight to recreate the Great Fire of London.

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We will be exploring how London was different in 1600 and discussing how this impacted the consequences of the Great Fire of London. We will also be comparing firefighting methods from then and now and exploring how these have improved. The children will then discuss whether the consequences would have been as severe if firefighting methods were better.



We will be taking inspiration from the artwork in our key text 'The Great Fire of London' and creating our own piece of fire artwork. The children will be mixing their own colours to create the flame colours.



 Children will identify different members of their family and the relationship we have with different members. We will discuss types of physical contact and which of these are acceptable. We will also learn to appreciate people in our lives and the special relationship we have with them.


The children will be learning about the different ways they can travel. This will be linked to travelling around the streets of London in the 1600s.