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The Great Fire of London!

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History and English come together this term!

What another busy week! We have started our new History topic, learning about the Great Fire of London. The children remembered lots today when I quizzed them and I'm excited to tell you that we will be having a Great Fire of London Workshop on Monday afternoon with a special visitor (all Covid approved of course!). 

We have been reading a book called 'Toby and the Great Fire of London' by Margaret Nash and Jane Cope in our English lessons and thought about our 'likes, dislikes, questions and patterns' as we do with all our English books! We have then used adjectives to describe the appearance and personality of Toby and King Charles II and today, thought about Toby's thoughts and feelings at different points in the story.

In Maths, we focused this week on choosing the appropriate method to solve problems as we got ourselves in a bit of a muddle last week with an arithmetic paper! We realised we didn't need to draw a tens and ones grid to solve problems like 32 + 7 or 24 - 5 as we could easily do these on a number line or by counting backwards. We are also becoming experts in using the tens and ones grid and I'm pleased with how confident the children are becoming with the ten in tens.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Everett and Mrs Simpkins