Monthly Archives: October 2017

A visit from the London Fire Brigade!

This week Year 2 were visited by the London Fire Brigade.

They shared lots of tips on how to stay safe in a fire, and told us some rhymes to help us remember these tips. For example:

Matches and lighters
Please don’t touch
They can hurt you very very much.

Touch the door so you’re sure.
On the way out give a shout.
Close the door for 20 minutes more.
Under the smoke so you don’t choke.
Don’t hide, go outside!
Call 999, you will be fine.
Practise your fire plan whenever you can.

We got to dress up as firefighters too!

We learned about how important it is to have a fire alarm at home, and to check the battery EVERY WEEK! The fire alarm was very noisy…

The firefighters explained how important it is to have a fire escape plan. Did you know that you can ask your local fire brigade to do a fire safety visit to your home? They can even give you free fire alarms.

The firefighters gave the children some homework for their adults – check your child’s bag if you haven’t seen it!

For more information about fire safety you can visit the London Fire Brigade website:

This visit was also great link to our learning next half term about the Great Fire of London – look out for more updates next half term!

Year 2 become hat designers!

This week year 2 were set a task from the Queen herself (well, a cardboard cut-out of her!)

The Queen was looking for a new waterproof hat that she could wear during her royal visits across the country and decided that Australia and New Zealand class were the best bet for producing such a masterpiece.

Year 2 started their royal task by carefully designing and testing materials for their suitability,

It was then time to follow their designs to create a hat made for royalty.

Sadly, the Queen was not able to collect the hats in person from the Year 2 children at Thomas Buxton, but look how lovely they all turned out!


Year 2 become artists!

Black History Month

Year 2 began Black History Month by becoming artists to create African sunsets.

We started the day by going over the primary and secondary colours and created a colour wheel.

We then thought about “warm colours” and created an African sunset backwash on A3 paper.

Next, we explored the different trees and animals that can be found in Africa. We had a go at drawing them, focusing in on size.

After, we drew the trees and animals onto black sugar paper to create our silhouettes.

Finally, we decided on the position of the animals and trees to finish our art.

What do you think of our work?

Stay tuned to see our upcoming work on Mary Seacole!