This half term, our Year 2 children have been learning about The Great Fire Of London. In order for them to ‘experience’ the events of September 1666, we took them to Staircase House in Stockport.
Here, all our children were able to see the type of house and belongings of the people who lived at that time. They were then able to dress up and take part in re-telling the story, alongside Samuel Pepys!
This week, our Year 2 Classes went on a trip to the Staircase House in Stockport. We learned that this house is 500 years old! It is similar to the houses that were burnt down in the Great Fire of London!
The children dressed up as King Charles II, Samuel Pepys, maids, soldiers and a Link Boy (a Link Boy carried a lantern and escorted wealthy people around the dark streets of London, to keep them safe).
Do you know what date the Great Fire of London took place? Do you know what time the fire started and the name of the person responsible? How long did the fire burn for? Where did all the people live after the Great Fire? Y2 know the answers to all these questions!
Please continue to scroll down to see photographs from both Year 2 trips.
Year 2 have been learning about seaside holidays past and present. We have looked at Victorian seasides in the UK and compared them to seasides now. We visited St Annes and saw the pier, walked along the promenade, looked at the band stand and the Victorian shelters. We spotted lots of changes over the past 100 years; what people used to wear for the beach and what they did at the beach.
We also visited the Lifeboat Centre. The children thoroughly enjoyed making sandcastles and eating ice cream on such a sunny day!
Our Year 1 and Year 2 children entered into a football competition yesterday. Overall they came second. The children showed showed perseverance, courage, friendship and respect. They all played really well with excellent teamwork.
Year 1 and 2 attended a hockey competition, playing against 6 other schools from the local area. The children played really well and were great team players. They persevered and showed respect to each other and other teams.