What an exciting half term we’ve had in Year 2!

We started the half term by learning fantastic facts about the Great Fire of London. We now know when and where it started, why it spread and how London changed after the fire. You’ll be amazed by the details that your children will be able to tell you about what happened in London in 1666! We have carried out lots of arts and crafts linked with this topic and are really proud of our displays. In English, we have written some amazing diary entries in role as one of the many Londoners who took on the job of fire fighting. We thought about what it would have been like to be there and how challenging it would be to leave your home, fearing for your family, and then to stay and fight the fire without proper fire fighting equipment. 


Here are some super examples of the writing that the children produced for our first unit of writing, based around surprising journeys ‘Coming home’, and then our diary writing based on the Great Fire of London. We are incredibly proud of their work. They thought carefully about the thoughts and feelings of the characters and used lots of exciting vocabulary and techniques from our writing rainbow.  
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In recent weeks, we have linked some of our art work to winter and have created some stunning pieces using different patterns, colours and techniques. We used both paints and pencils to create these pictures and enjoyed making them. 
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In our RE and art work, we have thought about the surprising journey that the nativity characters went on during the very first Christmas. We used paper and paste to make the 3D structure of our figure and then pasted the face and costumes using fabric and paper. We are really pleased with the results. We will be bringing these home tomorrow. 
We hope you will agree that the children did a fantastic job with their efforts for our Christmas Nativity story ‘Hey Ewe’. They worked so hard and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed performing it for you! Thank you also for attending our Carol concert around the Christmas tree. We loved performing our Makaton carol ‘Away in a Manger’ and having a live audience, despite the wet weather. 
Thank you for all of your help and support this term. It has been a real pleasure to get to know you and your children. We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! Enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing you all in January 2022!