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Racecourse Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5BJ • • 01743 351948

Oxon CE Primary School

Year 2

Focus areas: ‘The Fire of London, Samuel Pepys and the Plague’, The 1960’s, Famous people in Shrewsbury and the local area, Florence Nightingale /Mary Seacole

During history sessions, the children continue to develop an understanding of the past using a range of sources and artefacts. The children compare their own lives with those of people in the past and find out about famous historical characters, both locally and in a wider context, such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. They learn about the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague as examples of historical events that are open to interpretation, as well as exploring the changes to music and technology through our study of the 1960s. This work is supported with visits to Shrewsbury, Liverpool and a visitor from Ludlow Museum with their Florence Nightingale Experience.