We looked at books, videos and pictures about life after the Great Fire of London to find out how London was rebuilt.
We learnt that In October 1666, King Charles appointed architects including Sir Christopher Wren, to start rebuilding London.
We were asked the questions:
We then designed our own street scene taking into account all we had learnt about how London was rebuilt.
After we visited St Pauls Cathedral we sketched the dome in A3 using pencils and looked at the effect of light and shadow on the building and tried to incorporate it into our sketch.
We then recreated our done onto an A5 piece of paper and imprinted it onto our printing block.
We then learnt how to use the roller to cover the printing block in printing paint and transfer to paper. We talked about how we used 4 different colours to print with layering the darker colours on top of the lighter colours.
We then had a go ourselves and printed our mono printing of St Pauls Cathedral.
During History this week we compared fire fighters from 1666 to 2021. The children looked at pictures of fire fighters in 1666 and the equipment that was available to them. They then went outside and used syringes as fire squirters to re-enact putting out a fire in 1666. We then looked at books and watched a video of fire fighters today putting out a fire. As a class we discussed the differences and thought about why and how this has changed our lives today.
During Science this week we explored how to make an absorbent material non-absorbent.
First, we washed a piece of paper using watercolours to show how the piece of paper absorbs the water. We then used wax crayons to draw a picture on the paper and painted over this with the watercolours. The children noticed that the part of their picture that had been drawn with wax crayons did not absorb the water.
Year 2 Learning Gallery 2022-2023
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