Birkbeck Primary School

Hawthorn Class


 Welcome to Year 2  Hawthorn Class . Please see the PowerPoint presentation below which outlines what we will be covering in the Autumn term.



Fire! Fire! and the Tower of London

Tuesday 10th October 2023

We had a fantastic visit to the Tower of London for one of their workshops to learn more about the Great Fire of London this week. 

We walked from London Bridge station, across London Bridge and along the quayside of the River Thames to the Tower of London. It was a beautiful, sunny day, but it was a bit hot!

 Our walk along the Quayside          Tower Bridge from London Bridge


Our workshop took place in the White Tower in the middle of the grounds of the Tower of London. There are 204 steps to get to the top of this tower. Fortunately, we didn't have to walk up them all!

White Tower

We met William Swyft, who talked us through the events of the days of the Great Fire, using role play, singing and games.

Once we'd finished our workshop and eaten lunch (the most asked about part of the day!), we walked up to the site of the bakery that began the Great Fire that changed London forever.  



We had a great day and learnt so much! 


Roy Lichtenstein

Friday 24th November
We have been learning about Pop art in Year 2 this term and have created self portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein.