Autumn Term 1
This half term our discover topic question is 'What if London hadn't burnt down?'. In history we will be looking at The Great Fire of London and learning about how the fire started and what caused it to spread so quickly. We will also be paying close attention to the significance of key figures such as Thomas Farriner and Samuel Pepys. In DT we will be experimenting with different materials and making our own fire engines.
In indoor PE this half term we are dancing! As our topic work is based on The Great Fire of London, we are creating sequences of movement that help us re-tell the events of the fire. This week our first step was to put three moves together showing us working in the bakery mixing the ingredients, kneading the bread and carrying heavy trays. We then moved out to the streets of London as the fire was beginning to spread. We leapt around the room pretending to be sparks, with this then moving into us getting together to illustrate one big ball of fire. Finally we became the water pumps that were used in an attempt to put out the fire. This resulted in us getting into pairs and alternating our movements as one person stood up and the other person pushed the pump down.
As part of our work in maths on place value we have been representing numbers from 0-100 using a range of maths resources. We found that it took longer to represent large numbers by using multilink than it did if we used numicon or our base-10 dienes. Here are some photos of us using different resources to represent a range of numbers!
In English we are looking at the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' - a rather silly animal to try and wash if you ask us! Over the coming weeks we will be writing our own instructions which will involve us using imperative verbs (or as we like to call them, bossy words!). This week we have started to explore the book, with one of our lessons requiring us to act out the story. We had lots of fun pretending to be Woolly Mammoths!