Badger & Fox

Welcome to Year 2!

Our topic this half term is London's burning. We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and will understand how the building materials used at the time played such a big part in the fire. We will learn about the main events of the fire, the diarist Samuel Pepys and how London was re-built. In addition to this, we will be comparing the fire fighting equipment used today with equipment used in the Fire of London. We hope to have a special visit from the fire service which will help us to learn about fire safety. We will be exploring what we have learned about the fire in written work, art and music.

We will be learning about different types of materials and the different properties they have, understanding how the properties they have helps to make them suitable for different jobs. Following on from this we will understand which materials are flammable.

Below you will find resources and videos about materials and the Great Fire of London.  You will also find photographs of our work in our Year 2 Gallery.


The Great Fire of London

Click on the web links below to find out lots of information about The Great Fire of London. There are also videos to watch which explain how the fire started and also give you an idea of what London was like at the time of the fire.


BBC Watch Magic Grandad - Samuel Pepys - Great Fire of London

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