Year 2 - 2L (Mrs Lane) and 2P (Miss Price)


The children will be:​

  • using the safe search on the internet





The children will be learning about:


  • The life of a significant individual (Samuel Pepys) in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements.

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

  • The life of Samuel Pepys by reading his diary extracts and explore what wold happen if he didn’t record his thoughts in a diary?


The children will: 

  • Locating London, comparing the past with the present.

  • Use aerial photographs/ Google Earth.

  • Use geographical vocabulary to refer to and describe key physical and human features.




The children will be learning about: 

  • promoting team work, collaborative working, using the friendship box.

  • a sense of enjoyment and fascination in

  • themselves, others and the world around them.

  •  how people respond differently in a variety of situations. Why was there suffering?

  • people who help us and fire safety. 

  • how times have changed over the years, new technologies and inventions.




The children are learning to:


Essential Knowledge


  • Have written a diary extract in the style of Samuel Pepys.

  • Found out about the capital city and identified similarities and differences between the past and present time.

  • Designed and constructed a fire engine.

  • Measure and compare temperature.

  • Understand the importance of fire safety.

  • Be able to construct and interpret graphs and charts






We will be learning to:

  • identify the features found in a diary.

  • write captions.

  • create a text map to plan a diary.

  • write a recount.

  • present information.

  • write a diary extract.

  • write themed poems

​We will be researching the Great Fire of London and learning about the features of a diary. The children use their knowledge of Samuel Pepys extracts in order to write their own diary in this style. Poems linking to fire and fireworks.

The children will learn to:

  • identify the features found in a recount and poem.

  • box up the key features of a text

  • use text mapping to plan their writing

  • write a diary entry text and poem

  • edit my writing.

Speaking and listening, word and sentence structure remain an ongoing skill that is developed through all literacy lessons. Similarly VCOP is continuously used throughout the children’s writing.


Children are involved in daily phonics lessons, which focus on the Letters and Sounds programme. This aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.  For further information, games and resources, visit,  or  even  our own website for helpful videos  on how to say the sounds



We will be learning about:

  • Number and Place value

  • Multiplication and division

  • Fractions

  • 2D and 3D shape

  • Money

  • Measurement – time.



We are going to be to:

  • Investigate the types of materials that were used to build houses in 1666. Identify the properties of these and discuss why the houses burned so quickly.

  • Identify, name, describe, classify, compare properties and changes.



The Great Fire

of London



We will be learning to:​

  • remember a sequence and perform the dance.

  • participate as a team member and encourage your peers to attack / defend.

Art and Design


We will be learning to:

  • explore a variety of techniques.

  • generate ideas through talking and drawing.

  • select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

nurture  inspire  achieve

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