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The Great Fire of London!

The Great Fire of London (Week 9)

YOUR WEEKEND CHALLENGE: To look for a cardboard box for next week’s Design & Technology lessons.

We hope you had a lovely half term! During our ninth week in Oak class we have started our topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’.  What have we been up to?

English – We been reading non-fiction texts this week to help inform us about The Great Fire of London. We used the text to generate questions about the historical event and worked with our peers to find as many answers as we could.

At home you could … make a spider diagram about the main facts you remember about The Great Fire of London.

Mathematics – We have been writing number sentences this week. We have practised using the + add symbol and the = equals symbol. We have written lots and lots of number sentences, making sure the symbols were in the correct place. We have mainly focused on the number bonds to 10. We have also started counting in 2’s!

At home you could … Listen to this song and see if you can count in 2’s! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

You could also … Save the Whale! Can you remember your number sentences? http://www.ictgames.com/saveTheWhale/

Phonics – We have been learning the trigraphs: air, ear and ure. We have been reading and writing words with i_e and ar in. We have been looking at the new Tricky Words: there, where and what

At home you could … watch this sound video and copy the lady’s pronunciation of phonemes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s

History – We have been thinking about primary and secondary sources and how these can inform us about The Great Fire of London. We learnt that the fire service was very different in the Stuart period.

At home you could … play this Fire of London interactive game and story: http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

Music – We have been exploring different instruments and the sounds that they make. We have been singing this silly tune, maybe you could try it at home?

“I was walking through the forest when I heard a silly sound, and the sound sounded something like this….(Make a sound using something at home)” What did you hear?

Science – We have been making predictions regarding what would happen if we burnt different materials. We then went out with Apple Class, burnt the materials and studied the results. We discovered that straw, wood and cloth burnt the quickest.

At home you could … begin to think about how these results link with the information we know about housing materials in 1666.

PE – We have been doing both class Zumba and Yoga. We are beginning to practise our dance routine for the KS1 nativity.

At home you could … show your family some of the Zumba moves that we have been doing in PE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8  (Remember that our dance moves are different to the ones in the video).

Christmas – We have been learning songs for our Christmas Nativity. Can you sing along to this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5szJmNyLQvs

IF YOU DO ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES AT HOME, PLEASE LET MISS SOAL KNOW SO THAT WE CAN SHARE IT WITH THE CLASS! :)

Between our lessons we like to keep active, dance and sing. Here are a few of our favourite songs and videos from this week:

Wake up, Shake up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gUbdNbu6ak

When I look Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APKyuKGjhAk

Counting in 2s:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

The Great Fire of London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5eVlKWSHAA

We have been practising getting changed before the 5-minute timer ends. We love getting changed with this timer playing in the background. Maybe you could practise at home? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTczn5RUgnk

 

NEXT WEEK WE ARE GOING ON A SCHOOL TRIP TO THE WEALD AND DOWNLAND MUSEUM. PLEASE DRESS FOR WET AND COLD WEATHER.