The Year 2 children have begun learning about the fabled fire of 1666 over the past two weeks. So far we have defined and explored the differences between past and present, as well as what could happen in the future. We have briefly investigated the fire itself and begun dating when it started and ended, as well as listening to the diary entries of Samuel Pepys.
As part of this learning the children also had to decorate (using a variety of yellow, orange, and red materials) vocabulary associated with our topic. The intention being that this can accompany our class display, as well as support their writing about the fire. Within this lesson, as well as a mapping activity we completed earlier in the week, I am constantly impressed by the quality of the children’s artwork.