Year 2 have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have really looked in depth at why and how the fire started, putting ourselves in the shoes of Londoners in 1666. We also looked at how important Samuel Pepys’ diary was and we recreated some of our own. You can also take a look in a classroom to see some! We had a fantastic drama workshop from Freshwater Theatre Company who helped us to understand and see what it was really like in London in 1666.

We have also had a fantastic autumn term! We have been learning lots about Hinduism and how Hindus celebrate Diwali. We were lucky enough to visit a local Hindu temple where Nabhi talked us through his daily routine of worship. Did you know they get up at 3.30am to start worshiping their many deities? He then explained the meaning of Diwali to us and some of the children got to act out the story of Rama and Sita, wearing some beautiful costumes.