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Thursday 16th April

Welcome back Year 2!

It's term 5 and as you have seen we have a brand new enquiry.

Could the Great Fire of London have been prevented?

So we will be looking at all sorts of different events, people and problems to do with the Great Fire of London over the term. We think you will really enjoy looking at this part of history and will ask lots of questions about it!


So we're starting today in a new term with some terrific tasks. Here is a suggested timetable for today with your activities.

Word of the day: revolting

What does it mean? What could you describe as revolting?

Suggested times


9 – 9:30

Joe Wicks PE starter for the day 

9:30 – 10:30


  • Recap previous Maths skills, answering the questions in your Maths book.

10:30 – 10:45


Get outside in the garden for a kick about, run around or a bit of fresh air.

10:45 – 11:10


  • Think about the time words we used in our recount.
  • Try to put the correct time connective in the right sentence.

11:10 – 12:00

Topic - enquiry

  • What do you already know about the Great Fire of London?
  • Can you fill in the first column of the table with your previous knowledge
  • Think of some things you would like to find out about the Fire. E.g. how did it start? Did anyone die? What was destroyed in the fire?

12:00 – 1:00


Go outside for a bit of fresh air; run around in the sunshine!

1:00 – 1:30


  • Read all about St George, ready for St George’s Day next week.
  • Anwers comprehenion questions.
  • Visit suggested websites for ideas on how to get ready for St George’s Day.

1:30 – 3:00


  • Read the beginning of our new book ‘The Great Fire of London’
  • Look at London in 1666, they didn’t have cameras back then, so we use pictures and recreations to imagine it. Some clever people have even recreated it using something lots of us enjoy - Minecraft! Have a watch below.
  • Make a mind map in your book of adjectives and key parts of what London would have looked like.


End of the day

Enjoy spending some down time with your family.

English reading

Great Fire 1666 in Minecraft

To mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in 1666, the Museum of London has created Great Fire 1666, an exciting virtual experience using Minecraft!