REQM Silver Award

This term we will step back in time to the Great Fire of London finding out how it started, what happened during the fire and what the impact was on the lives of people both at the time of the fire and in the years that followed. We will compare life in the Stuart times with life today, learning about famous people such as Samuel Pepys and Sir Christopher Wren.

Below are just a few websites that you may find useful:

The Great Fire of London:

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

http://www.history-for-kids.com/great-fire-of-london.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/samuel_pepys/

http://www.parkfieldict.co.uk/infant/greatfire/contents.html

 We read How Rabbit Stole the Fire and then made our own 'fire hats'. We have written instructions so that other people will be able to make them too.

 

We made a model of London and burnt it to help understand why the Great Fire of London spread so quickly.

 

In maths, we have been learning how to divide by sharing and finding groups of numbers.

 

In science, we learnt how to use pipettes. Then we tested materials to see if they were waterproof.  We investigated different types of paper to see which was the most absorbent.

 

We have been using books to find out about the Gunpowder Plot

We had fun working in teams with Year 1 to solve lots of different puzzles.

 We looked at patterns in buildings from 1666 and our own school building and used these to help design our clay tiles.

We designed and made winding machines to fetch water from the River Thames to put out the Great Fire of London.

 

 

 

 

 

Respect

Respecting yourself as well as others

Forgiveness

Show forgiveness to all, including yourself

Trust

Trusting in God and in each other

Faith

Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other

Friendship

Being generous, caring and loyal friends