In PE with Mr Childs this week the children have been learning to balance, travel up and down and climb. They had lots of fun and were very tired this afternoon.
Year 1 have been continuing to learn all about the Great Fire of London. A particular favourite has been a game we have been playing on the interactive whiteboard, based on the fire, in which the children learn at the same time as having fun. Several children have asked if they can play the game at home so here is the link if you would like to have a go. http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game Please note that it is not, unfortunately, iPad friendly as it uses a flash player.
There was excitement this morning in Year 1 when we were in the middle of a lesson. We were just enjoying finding out a bit more about the Great Fire of London when Mrs Stagg rushed in to say she had Mr Southerwood the caretaker on the phone. It turned out that Mr Southerwood had been digging in the woodland area and had found a box with Samuel Pepys written on it. He knew that Armstrong class were learning about Samuel Pepys and thought that we might like to take a look.
When we got to the woodland area we found a box with soil and leaves on it with a label which read ‘Property of Samuel Pepys’ – so exciting! We could hardly wait to open it and talked about what we might find…
Inside was a very dusty bottle of wine and a small waxed cheese – if you don’t know why, ask the children!
We sat and learnt more about Samuel Pepys while we ate the cheese!
As you may already know in Year 1 we have started our new topic, The Great Fire of London. They have found out lots of interesting information about the terrible event in 1666. We have been thinking about what we would save if we would have been in the Great Fire, we made 4 areas in the classroom with different objects; a teddy, a photograph, a £5 and an Ipad, we stood by the object we thought was most important, as you will see by the picture lots of children chose the Ipad! In literacy we then wrote lists about the important objects to us.
We are currently making our classroom display and in art we have been recreating the fire, with Tudor houses and lots of flames and fire. We looked at how the houses would have looked at the time of the Great Fire. We know that they were mostly made of wood, which made the fire spread quicker.
We look forward to sharing more post with you about our new topic over the next few weeks.
Mrs Stockdale & Mrs Thompson