Next week, all children will be completing a Club 120 test. Please read the document which will better explain what this is and how it will work. In preparation for this, please encourage your children to practise their times tables at home.
This week in topic we began learning about the Great Fire of London. We started the week by exploring the different attractions in London. We discussed that it was the capital city and found it on a map. Next we discussed if the attractions were human or physical and drew pictures and wrote a sentence about us at some attractions. The children then attended a workshop where we acted out the events of the Great Fire of London. The children had so much fun! In class we continued to sequence the events of the Great Fire of London on a timeline. We then finished the week by creating a fact file with everything we learnt about the Great Fire of London. We learnt lots of facts!
This week in maths the children started by continuing finding the difference using a number line. They started by jumping to the next multiple of ten, then jumping in steps to reach the answer. We then moved onto subtracting a one-digit number from a two-digit number, we used counters to help us. By the end of the week we started using dienes to help us subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number.
All children had a wonderful time at the Great Fire of London Workshop, this week. An expert came in and engaged the children in a wide range of drama based activities. These activities helped to give the children a real sense of what it might have been like during 1666!
Please remember to pay your £15.00 school fund via the office so that activities like this can continue to capture the children’s imaginations.
This half term children have continued to develop their resilience through a range of Genius Time activities:
Children have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities on offer. They have learnt what resilience is (the ability to recover when things are hard) and a range of strategies to support them, including a growth mindset and celebrating mistakes. Please see below to see some photos of activities.
Next week in maths we will be using dienes and column subtraction to subtract.
Next week in topic we will looking at the role of Samuel Pepys’s in the Great Fire of London. We will be writing a diary entry as though we are Samuel.