This week we have loved learning all about The Great Fire of London. The children learned that the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane in 1666, over 300 years ago. They learned how the fire spread from house to house because they were made of wood and the weather had been hot and dry. The wind also helped! The children know lots of facts, such as the houses were pulled down to stop the fire spreading and there were no firefighters in those days, so the people had to work together to bring buckets of water and water-squirters to put the fire out.
We had an amazing drama workshop come into school on Tuesday, where we enacted the fire. Please see the photos on our class-page.
We painted pictures of the fire using bright warm coloured paint – red, yellow, orange and browns.
In English we worked hard to write simple sentences with support, to match a picture, such as ‘It is a red dog’ or ‘A pig in the mud’. Some children are writing quite independently and choosing to do so in their free choice time, which is lovely to see.
In maths we explored 4 and 5. We subitised 4 and 5, both perceptually – by easily recognising the dice pattern as well as conceptually recognising 4 and 5 in different arrangements (by seeing a 2 and a 3 or a 4 and a 1). This helps the children to understand the composition of numbers and develop their early calculation skills. We sorted concept images of 4 and 5 into their sets and matched them to the correct numerals. See the images below. We also placed 4 and 5 spots on a 5 frame and noticed what those amounts looked like, what amounts we could see within each number and whether the 5 frame was full or not.
Our Nativity songs are coming along nicely and we all sat in our spaces on the stage! You will have seen lines in your child’s bag to learn. If you could please help them at home, we would be very grateful. Please could you send in your child’s activity costume as soon as you have it please. We’d like to have them all in by the week beginning the 4th December please.
In Monster Phonics this week we learned the sounds sg, ch, th, ng.
Please see the video in the Monster Phonics section of our web page to see the actions for these sounds.
too, her, with, are, yes.