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This half term we will be learning all about the events that took place during the Great Fire of London. The following texts will be used to support us with our writing.

 

 

We visited the forest school and created a fire, helping us to generate vocabulary to include within our poems about the Great Fire of London.

Have a listen to some of our wonderful poems about the Great Fire of London.

We researched and created our own information texts all about the events that took place during the Great Fire of London.

Science

 

This half-term we are continuing to learn all about animals. We began our learning by looking at adult animals and their offspring. We found out that some animals look very different when they are born.

 

Can you match the adult animal to their offspring correctly?

 

We went on a walk around the school grounds to look for living things and their habitats. We discussed why they are suited to the habitats they live in. 

We visited the forest school and with a partner created a micro-habitat for a minibeast. We considered what materials would be best used in order to ensure its survival.

We designed our own animals thinking carefully about their features and how they are adapted to the habitat they live in.

Art

 

This half term, we will be studying artwork from the historical period of the Great Fire of London.

 

 

 

We began by discussing how the paintings produced provided evidence that the event took place. In our sketchbooks, we wrote vocabulary in the colour of flames to describe what the fire was like.

We focused on the shapes, lines and tones that we could see within the flames. We then used our sketching skills to create our own, carefully shading different parts.

We closely observed the Great Fire of London artwork and created colour strips. We used chalk pastels and watercolour to depict those within the flames.

We constructed our own 3D flames using different materials, including, corrugated card, bubble wrap and foam. 

Geography

 

This half term, we will be revisiting our learning from Year 1 all about the United Kingdom (UK).

 

Can you remember the four countries of the United Kingdom?

 

We also learnt about the capital cities of those countries within the United Kingdom (UK), including, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.

 

Here is a song to help you remember them.

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In groups, we created information pages all about the countries of the United Kingdom (UK) and their capital cities. We then presented these to each other discussing the physical and human features that these places have.

 

History

 

This half term, we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London which took place in 1666.

 

We began our learning by examining different pieces of evidence that tell us that the event took place. In groups, we discussed and recorded the information that each one provides. 

 

Can you remember which piece of evidence we decided was the BEST?

We learnt all about the events that took place during the Great Fire of London and sequenced them together in groups. We then created our own timelines, including significant dates and times.

 

Take a look at some of them below.

There is an interactive game online linked to the events that took place during the Great Fire of London. Safely follow the link below to play.

 

https://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

 

We have also learnt about a local fire that happened in 1976 at the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire. When comparing it to the Great Fire of London, we found out that it did not spread as far due to the fire brigade using specialist equipment to put it out.

 

We were visited by an eye witness of the fire, Mr Wilkinson. We were able to ask him questions about the fire to find out more information.

PE

 

This half term, we are focusing on movement, using our different parts to move in expressive ways.

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Bringing Books to Life Workshop

 

We have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with a performing arts company. They shared with us the story Where The Wild Things Are and we created movements that reflected each part of the story, before having the opportunity to perform it together as a class.

 

We had such a FANTASTIC time!

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World Book Day 2023

 

On Thursday 2nd March 2023, we celebrated World Book Day as a whole school. We came to school wearing our own clothes and brought along with us our favourite stories.

 

 

A visit from the fire service

 

We had a special visit from the firemen at Lancashire Fire & Rescue. They told us how to stay safe around fire,  discussing the importance of having a smoke alarm fitted and a fire plan in place.

 

We also had a SUPER demonstration from one of our friends of the STOP, DROP and ROLL technique.

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