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‘Is there smoke without fire?’

Project Overview

This term our REAL Project has a Science, History and Art/DT focus. In science the children will be learning about different materials and their uses. In history they will be focusing on The Great Fire of London and Samuel Pepys. In Art/DT they will be model making and creating silhouette pictures.

Important Dates

Date Event
23.10.20 Break up for Half Term
2.11.20 Return to school
18.12.20 Break up for the end of term

Project Timeline

Project launch

Mini-outcome 1 – History: research facts about the Fire of London and produce a fact file

Mini-outcome 2 – Produce a newspaper article about the Fire of London

Mini-outcome 3 – DT: Research, plan, make and evaluate fire engine models

Final outcome – Possible assembly !

Curriculum Links



Information Text – simple sentences – Great Fire of London

Instructions – how to make a fire engine

Poetry – fire and fireworks

Narrative – Samuel Pepys

Letter – Fr. Christmas

Description – child during the Great Fire



numbers within 100; addition and subtraction within 100; measure and graphs


Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials

To recognise how we can change the shape of materials


Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally


Name, locate and identify the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom

Art and Design

To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space


Online safety



Design and Technology

select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology


All the children have now read in school and have books to take home. Each week your child will be given a reading book to share at home. Please help us by writing in the blue home-school reading record when you read with your child. This helps a lot because we can then move the children on to new books more quickly. Please encourage your child to bring their reading book bag into school every day – we never know when we will be able to squeeze an extra read in.

Remember to read 5 times a week at home to get a stamp.


Spellings will be sent home on Fridays and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.

There are lots of ways to help your child to learn their spellings; some ideas are: use the ‘look, cover, write, check’ method (where you look at the word and say the letters, the word is then covered up and your child tries to remember the word and writes it down then you check whether the word was spelt correctly); when more confident that your child can spell the words, see how many times they can write the word in 30 seconds (the children love this one!); chant the letters of the word whilst marching, clapping, stamping etc.


Our PE lesson is on Friday.. This year we are asking that the children come to school in their PE kits/school tracksuit. The Daily Mile will take place at some point in the week. Please make sure that all your child’s clothing and footwear is clearly named (not just PE kits). We are also doing Yoga on a Friday.


We love celebrating special days with the children. Due to the current situation please do not send cake/party bags etc into school. Thank you

Keeping up-to-date with us!

Remember to follow our Twitter page and keep up with what we are doing on our class pages on the school website.

Twitter: @year2_STOL

Website: https://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/

Thank you for your continued support!

Year 2 Teachers: Mrs Roche (Y2 Fir)   Mrs Grice (Y2 Cedar)

Year 2 Teaching Assistants: Miss Doyle, Miss Ashcroft, Mrs Kevan & Mrs Rimmer

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