This half term our topic will be the Great Fire of London and the enquiry question is
‘Who lit the fire?’
We will be finding out about life in the 17th century, London past and present, events of the Great fire, how do we know about the great fire? What happened after the fire? And finally what have we learnt about the Great Fire?
In DT we will be making our own model of a 17th century building. We will be looking at examples of buildings from this time and thinking about what materials to use in our models to make them strong. We will then evaluate our design and think about how we would feel if our models were destroyed by fire.
In Maths we will be continuing to follow the white rose scheme of work and we will be concentrating on multiplication and division. You can help your child to develop their mathematical skills by encouraging them to use their Sumdog account at home.
We will be writing a recount/ diary of events of the Great fire in English. There will be a focus on writing ‘high five’ sentences with additional handwriting lessons. To support your child’s phonic knowledge you could encourage them to play phonic games which are available to play for free on the phonics play site
In PE the focus will be athletics and how to stay fit and healthy. Forest School will continue on a Wednesday morning and hopefully we will be able to do some cooking on an open fire. Please make sure that you send in appropriate clothing for the colder weather.
We are really looking forward to learning all about our new topic and sharing what we have learnt with others.