Monthly Archives: October 2015

Moving on… From 1666 to the Victorians!

This week sees a change of Humanities topic in Year 2. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London but are just as excited to learn about the Victorians. Thursday and Friday will be particularly exciting as everyone in Year 2, including the teachers, will be dressing in Victorian style clothing and visiting Wisbech Castle as well as having a Victorian style school day! 

We are going to be finding out all about the reign of Queen Victoria, who was, until recently, the world’s longest reigning monarch. We will also find out about two amazing women who changed nursing for ever – Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. 

If you are planning a visit to London over half term, the Florence Nightingale Museum is located at St Thomas’ Hospital and is well worth a visit. Click here for more information! If you’re travelling by train, you might want to visit the Days Out Guide website beforehand as you can download a voucher which will entitle you to 2 for 1 entry to the museum with your train tickets! More about that here!

Building the (1666) Streets of London…

The finishing touches have been put on our Tudor style houses now and we were excited to see them being used to create a wonderful Great Fire of London display in the corridor. We started by covering boxes with sugar paper. Next we drew lines for the wooden frames and painted them on. Once they were dry we carefully added details such as the leaded windows and door handles using black felt tip pen. We think they look great! 


We have also been learning more about the monument to the fire which stands near Pudding Lane in London. James brought in his certificate to prove that he climbed the 311 steps to reach the top – we all thought he must have been really tired by the time he had climbed 311 steps down again! Libby showed us a photograph of herself and her brother standing at the bottom of the monument. If you’re going to London over half term, perhaps you will be abke to visit the Monument and maybe ebpven clib all those steps? Click here to find out more.

Durga Puja

We were extremely lucky to welcome two visitors to Year 2 on Friday afternoon. Tarannum’s Dad and Grandma came to tell us all about the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. We learned lots of things and all of the adults were most impressed at how well we had listened as we answered lots of difficult questions in the quiz at the end of the presentation. We all received medals and sweets and then enjoyed colouring in some pictures related to the story. Click here for more information about Durga Puja.