Year 2 have been continuing to learn all about the Great Fire of London and the diarist Samuel Pepys. They have found out lots of interesting information about the terrible event in 1666, both in class and in ICT. A particular favourite has been a game based on the fire, in which the children learn at the same time as having fun – the very best type of learning! Several children have asked if they can play the game at home so here is the link if you would like to have a go. http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game Please note that it is not, unfortunately, iPad friendly as it uses a flash player but it works on either IE or Chrome, unlike Abacus which only works properly on Google Chrome, as some of you have discovered!
The Florence Nightingale Museum is located in London and is well worth a visit if you happen to be in London at any time during October half term or indeed any other time! It is close to Waterloo station and is situated in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital; there is a small entry charge. The museum is only small but is a great introduction to the story of Florence Nightingale which we will be learning about after the break.
Another landmark relevant to our Y2 topics is the Great Fire of London Monument which is situated at Pudding Lane, next to Monument tube station. If you are feeling energetic, or wish to tire the children out, why not climb the 311 steps to the top to enjoy an amazing view of London? Click here for information.
Have a wonderful half term break and don’t forget to practise on those violins and ‘cellos!