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 Thursday, 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.
We made a giant scene of The Great Fire on paper, by cutting out houses and sticking them down next to each other, then sticking on fire and drawing people too. The children worked together really well on this activity.
In maths we explored one more and one less. We used a 5 frame to represent 5 cubes in a bucket. Mrs Tarrant took out one (one less) or added one more and the children showed on their 5 frame how many they thought there were in the bucket each time. The used language to say how many and tried to use the language of more and less to say what had happened. We also practised our understanding of the composition of 5 by using the bucket to hide some in and the rest out. The children were able to say how many were in the bucket by noticing how many were out. They are building a super understanding of bonds to 5.
Our Nativity songs are coming along nicely and we all sat in our spaces on the stage! 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 5th November 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.
Have a lovely weekend!