This scheme of work for Year 2 has been devised especially for Plazoom by teacher/author/trainer Debra Kidd, and is based on the events of 1666. It includes planning and resources to cover up to a half-term of learning.
This resource pack includes:
- Teaching notes
- ‘What happened in 1666?’ worksheet
- ‘Danger’ sign
- Map - London in 1666
- PowerPoint - teaching slides
Cross-curricular subjects covered:
- The Great Fire of London – causes and consequences.
- The plague village of Eyam and the self-imposed quarantine of the villagers
- Historical sources – primary and secondary sources
- Chronology and timelines – placing 1666 in context; knowing who the monarch was and connecting the event of the fire to broader events of the time – i.e. the plague
- Geographical location knowledge – London and Eyam; urban/rural; trade and land use.
- Scientific knowledge around materials, flammability, infection and disease
- Literacy – engaging with fiction and non-fiction texts and writing for information and to describe
- DT – designing fire-proof homes (sketches, labels, models and prototypes)
- Art – Blending colour (paint) to create firescapes and effects of light and shadow
- Numeracy – implementing knowledge from maths lessons to calculate and predict
This is one of a set of five packs, covering Reception to Year 6 (with the final pack having strong potential for transition activities), each with a different focus, and all offering plenty of opportunities to weave literacy learning across the curriculum in a story-sharing context.