Shears Green Infant School

Welcome back to Term 3. We hope you and your family had an enjoyable break.

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Year 2 Term 3

Our topic for Term 3 is ' Horrible Histories'.

We will learning all about life in London in 1666 by looking at the Great Fire of London and how it had a significant impact on the development of modern Britain.

To build upon the children's understanding of London during this time, we will research how the Great Fire started, investigate the factors which contributed to the speed at which it spread and compare the fire service in 1666 to the fire service now. We will also learn about how the fire affected different people and look at the different ways we can find out about historical events.

We will also be focusing on the story of ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ to enhance our topic vocabulary and develop our reading and writing skills.



Click on the fire picture below to find out more about the Great Fire of London.


We started our topic with some exciting impact days.  We looked at a variety of different sources to find out about the Great Fire of London, we looked at the houses in 1666 and compared them to houses now, we looked at maps to see where the fire spread to and identified the landmarks that were destroyed and we looked at fire safety and created our own posters.  Ask us what we know about the Great Fire of London!

In Maths this week we have been learning to use clocks to tell the time. We created our own group clocks using resources from the classroom and then made different times. Can you practise reading the time at home looking at o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times? If you fancy a challenge, try telling the time at 5 minute intervals e.g. 5 minutes past 2.