Harbury C of E

Primary School

To love, learn and grow together

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Our first topic for the autumn term will focus on London and how it has changed over time.  We will be learning to locate London and describe some of the human and physical features that you may see if you were to visit our famous capital.

As well as learning about present day London, year 2 will also travel back in time to find out about a significant event that happened in London in 1666. We will learn about what life was like during this time and what effect events and individuals have had on modern day London.

In DT, we will be looking closely at famous bridges in London and other parts of the world to help us to plan and design our own bridge structure. In Science, we will be finding out how shapes of solid objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching, as well as the impact heat can have on various materials.

In our English and topic lessons we will be using ‘The Great Fire of London’ by Emma Adams, ’Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ by Kate Cunningham and ‘Katie in London’ by James Mayhew to inspire our writing.