The Autumn Term always begins with a great deal of excitement in Year 2 – the Great Fire of London is a much loved topic that sees the children explore wonderful vocabulary in Literacy, and some imaginative artwork.
With several weeks in the making, we can finally reveal what all those afternoons spent painting, trimming and gluing were for: the creation of Tudor houses, large and small, being burnt by fire.
“My favourite part was drawing the lines on the windows to make them look like Tudor houses,” said an excited Sabeeka.
London is a very old city that was rebuilt after the fire.
Do you know what your area looked like during the time of the Great Fire of London?
With this in mind, Year 1’s have discussed that it is hard to grow or learn if we say “I won’t do it”. We won’t grow a great deal if we say “I can’t do it” but we will start to grow if we start thinking, “I want to do it” and we will grow a little more if we say “How do I do it?”. We’ll grow even more if we say “I’ll try to do it” and we will flourish if we say “I can do it”.
The children have started the year with a great positive attitude towards their learning and it is fantastic to hear the children say “I can do it” before each lesson.
Think about how can you apply this message in your life and school work?