MacArthur really enjoyed their Great Fire of London experience! We dressed up in outfits from the time and experienced life as a 1666 baker! Using a simple bread recipe, we made our own bread rolls. We used brown flour as only the very rich would have been able to afford to buy white flour for their bread!
We also wrote using quills and ink! It took a very long time as you have to dip the quill in every time you want to write a letter!
As part of our work on the Great Fire of London, MacArthur have made their own 1666 street. They made houses focussing on the period features of the time - wooden timber beams, an overhanging jetty, thatched roof, rough wattle and daub walls and diamond windows.
MacArthur made the street and acted out the fire, thinking about how the fire might of spread and how they tried to stop it.
Can you spot Thomas Farriner in his bakery or the people escaping by cart or on the River Thames?
As part of it work on the Great Fire of London, MacArthur have spent the week creating our very own newspaper. We have become reporters and have researched, written and edited our articles. We thought about the people who were there and even managed to get a quote from Samuel Pepys!
Keep your eyes peeled in the coming days for MacArthurs 'London Gazette' to go live!
In science this week we looked at holidays! We looked at the different things we would need to pack for holidays in different places.
The first holiday we packed for was a beach holiday. We decided that we would need to pack: shirts, short sleeved t-shirts, flip flops, sun hat, insect repellent, lip balm and sun cream.
We then picked for a skiing holiday. We knew that we would need different items for this holiday! This time we packed: a long sleeve shirt, woolly socks, boots, a jumper, woolly hat, scarf, gloves, lip balm and sun cream.
We talked about the fact that sun cream is important even on a skiing holiday. The sun can even burn us when the sun isn't out! Jessie told us all that at the top of the mountain it is really sunny even though there is still snow all around you!
We then packed for a camping holiday. Because the weather can change so quickly we packed everything!!
Do you really know what the inside of the food you eat really looks like?
Can you name the different parts of fruits, vegetables and plants?
In literacy we are looking at instructions. We had to follow some instructions to make our very own hedgehogs!
Check them out!
MacArthur have been looking at how we would survive on a desert island. We have designed our own rafts and decided that the best way to find food whilst out at sea would be to fish.
We we looked at some real fish! We had some sea breaks to look at. We all held it and some of us even cut it up to look at what it looks like inside! We were definitely more keen than Miss Winton!
We made rafts to escape from our desert islands in science. We decided that our rafts needed to be strong, wind proof, have some shelter, be waterproof and most importantly, float!
We made some predictions about how our rafts would perform and then had a competition. Cally and Darcie were crowned the winners after making a raft that ticked off all the criteria!
We have been looking at desert islands in literacy and science. We had a lesson to do lots of writing by ourselves. Look at the amazing work we created!