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History in Year 2
Bright Lights, Big City (Autumn)
We will explore significant changes in our capital city including how people lived (food, house) and compare what jobs people had in the past to today. We will learn about the Gunpowder plot and its effect on London, we will learn about two significant individuals from this time period, King James the first and Guy Fawkes.
Towers, Tunnels and Turrets (Spring)
We will learn about the different kinds of castles that have been built throughout time. We will explore the functional features of a castle and discuss why they were useful. We will also explore what life was like living in a castle and what kinds of people lived in castles. We will learn about William the Conqueror and his significant role in the Battle of Hastings.