Welcome to Robins!
Robins Class (Year 2) is taught by Miss Marks with support from Mrs Norton, Mrs Atkins and Mrs Clifford.
The Great Fire of London
Our autumn term focuses on the Great Fire of London. This exciting topic provides opportunities for creative writing, investigation and art. Pupils will be using the Great Fire of London stimulus to experiment with colour mixing to create a burning London skyline to display in our classroom. In science the children will identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials for particular uses. We will link this understanding to our topic and discuss why the materials that houses were made from in 1666 helped the fire to spread. The term finale is our reconstruction of the Great Fire, where we burn cardboard houses made by the class.
In English this half term we will be exploring powerful adjectives and sound words to create a fire poem. The class will learn the features of instruction writing and create a recipe with instructions for biscuits to be sold in Thomas Farriner’s new bakery. Applying their newly acquired knowledge from the topic, the class will write newspaper reports commenting on the disaster that happened in London.
As mathematicians we will be focussing on place value. Using a wide variety of concrete resources to support our understanding we will be able to recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit numbers, compare and order numbers to 100 and count in 2’s 5’s and 10’s.