This week in their History lesson, Year 2 compared aspects of life in 1666 and 2022 to identify similarities and differences. They children learned that there were many jobs in the 17th century that no longer exist today such as rat-catchers and child chimney sweeps. The children also learned that most buildings were made of wood and thatch (dried straw) back then but today they are mostly made from bricks. Later in the week, the children utilised the school timeline to locate significant events from the past. They found The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 as well as The Great Fire of London which occurred in 1666 on the timeline. Furthermore, we’re absolutely blown away by some of the topic work that has been completed at home in the past weeks. A huge thank you to the parents for the time you set aside to help with these amazing projects! Finally, as this week was also Maths Week, we focused on our 2x, 5x and 10x times tables and took part in a fun activity called ‘Numberfit’. The children had a great time mixing exercise and fitness with numbers.