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WK4  WB 22/11/2021

 

In SPAG we covered conjunctions, what they are and where to use them.

 

Math was rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

 

In art we created pastel pictures, blending the colours messily by hand to show the Great Fire in all its destructive glory.

 

We wrote a newspaper report about the Great Fire, trying to use adjectives and conjunctions to add a WOW factor to our writing.

 

Our topic led us to look at the Fire Service from 1666 to present day, we compared equipment and vehicles from then till now.

 

On Wednesday we dressed as Firefighters, the helmet and jacket were very heavy and the trousers were held up with braces. It took a while to put the clothing on.

 

DID YOU KNOW ?

A modern Firefighters uniform is a buoyancy aid to help them float!

 

We went on a virtual tour of modern London, where we had famous landmarks to find on a check list. We had trouble finding the red telephone box.

 

PE was movement and listening, with a change of instruction half way through the lesson. The class moved around in different ways, hopping, skipping, jumping and running.

WK3  WB 15/11/2021

 

This weeks learning was centred around The Great Fire of London and Samuel Pepys.

 

In ICT we discovered where the fire started and how quickly it spread, we extended this into a few art lessons where we coloured maps showing how the fire spread and eventually dwindled out. The class researched facts for a timeline from when the fire started in Pudding Lane to when it eased on the outskirts of London.

 

Did you know Samuel Pepys buried a cheese during the fire?

 

Math was differentiated to suit the learning levels of the various children in our class, this ranged from fractions to number lines to 10,000 to comparing and sorting numbers into ascending and descending order.

 

SPAG was recapping all the things we have covered this term and last term.

WK2  WB 8/11/2021

 

Our week started by learning about Evacuation in World War 2 and where the children could have been evacuated to. We looked at the sort of things the children took with them in their one suitcase and then we made evacuee labels.

 

In geography we looked at how the world was divided into Allies and Axis powers, we coloured maps to show the division of the countries.

 

Whilst doing research on the computer we made a fact file about Winston Churchill. The class discovered where he lived and when he was born.

 

In art, pictures were painted, using a style called pointilism, of Winston Churchill.

A cut out of London and paint was used to create a Blitz scene...very thought provoking!

 

Continuing the Blitz, the children looked at what damage was done and how this changed the London skyline.

 

Thursday was Rememberance Day. We read about how the soldiers and civilians are remembered. We looked at poppies too, again using pointilism we made poppy pictures to display.

 

We finished our World War 2 topic by studying Anne Frank, the class wrote emotive diary entries in the style of Anne Frank, which you are welcome to come in and read, these were very well thought out and beautifully written. The class did research on her life, where she was born, where in Holland her family moved to, and lastly, how most of her family, and Anne herself, sadly did not see the end of the war.

 

Our focus in SPAG has been antonyms and looking at how opposite words can change the sentence.

 

PE has been about movement and how to move in different ways to how we normally move.

 

WK1 WB 1/11/2021

 

Welcome back to Term 2, what a busy week we have had. We started by learning about World War 1. We wrote a letter home from the point of view of a frontline soldier. We made a care package of things we thought a soldier would like to receive. Trenches were looked at and how uncomfortable they were. Our focus was not war but the domestic impact on life at home. We made ration books to look at how shortages were made fair for everyone.

 

Diwali was on Thursday and we made Diva lamps out of salt dough and painted them in art. We studied the story and ordered a timeline of events.

 

In COOL time ( Choose Our Own Learning) we encourage social skills by playing together and accessing independent learning in art, computers and construction.

 

Geography was applied by looking at WW1 maps and how the world was divided by the war.

 

We are learning synonyms and have had a lot of fun rewriting sentences.

 

Maths, as with all our lessons, is differentiated so the whole class can access appropriate levels of learning.

 

Our topic Friday was Guy Fawkes. We drew firework pictures and did some learning about Guy Fawkes, what his real name was and how many barrels of powder he hid in the cellars, as well as who he was going to blow up. A huge discussion was had about who was having fireworks at home.

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