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We are Historians!

What another great week! We have really settled into our learning and are continuing to impress!

In History we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have learned all about life in 1666: the jobs people had (would you want to be a gong farmer?), what it would be like to be rich or poor, how we would communicate and how the fire service changed too. We have written diaries as if we had woken up like Samuel Pepys to discover the fire in the distance and sequenced the events of the fire. We were impressed that King Charles II came to help put out the fire and we asked all sorts of questions about the Kings and Queens of England as a result! We have learned a great deal! In the last week of this half-term, we will be making our own Tudor-style houses. I have asked the children to bring in a shoe box over the next week so we can do this and take them home at half-term.

In English, we have finished writing our Traction Man stories and they were all great! The children had used the model text well to write their own stories and crammed them full of adjectives! We are continuing to think about using adjectives to write expanded noun phrases but are using our History topic as a focus. We have read 'Toby and the Great Fire of London' and have explored Toby's character and what we liked, disliked, questioned and what it reminded us of. We will continue to explore this text and use it to help us write our own descriptions of a burning London.

In Maths, we have moved onto looking at fact families and the number sentences that go with them. For example 10, 5 and 15 are a fact family because 10+5=15, 5+10=15, 15-10=5, 15-5=10. We have also then thought about related facts, for example: if I know 1 + 2 = 3, then I also know 10 + 20 = 30 and so on. We are great at counting in twos, fives and tens and are enjoying playing Fizz Buzz to remember them. 

We are loving our reading time and have already finished George's Marvellous Medicine after just over a week! We enjoyed all the strange things that happened to Grandma and the animals when they had some of George's medicines. I'm looking forward to seeing how many books we can devour this year and am pleased that it is an enjoyable part of the class' day.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Pixie