Year 2 – History and Art

Year 2 had a fantastic joint History and Art lesson on Wednesday. Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about the great fire of Northampton.
Did you know that it started in September 1675, in St Mary’s street and was caused by sparks from an open fire? If you visit the town centre, you can still see the Welsh House on the market square that survived the fire.

Ennis and Murray class joined together to create some art work based on the great fire. The children created pictures of houses from before they were destroyed. As you can see, the houses were wooden and had a thatched roof and the children used their knowledge of the houses as they were working and discussed why the fire spread. The houses were also built close together and this is one of the reasons why the fire spread so quickly.

Next week, in our art lessons, we are going to be using the skills and drawing techniques that we have learnt this term to draw All Saints Church. The church we see today was built after the fire. We are looking forward to using tone, shading and hatching when we draw our own sketch of All Saints Church.

In our history lesson next week we will be sharing what we have learnt about the Great Fire of Northampton and what happened after the fire.

Well done Year 2!
Miss Gedney and Miss Fantozzi

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