Week 6 - Science - Animals Including Humans
In science this week we have been looking at what we need as humans to survive. We sorted items into two groups, essential and non-essential. We learnt about how to look after ourselves, personal hygiene and how germs spread.
We found out that a sneeze can travel up to 10 metres! We went outside to measure the distance and see for ourselves.
Week 5 - Maths (Addition and Subtraction)
This week in maths we have been learning about different ways to add and subtract numbers up to 1000. We focused on the column method and learnt how to carry and borrow from the next column. We used dienes and place value charts to help build our confidence before moving on to written sums.
Week 4 - Monument
This week we took a trip to Monument and visited the many sites affected by the Great Fire of London. We used a map to guide us to each site and used our knowledge of the fire to imagine what they would have looked like in 1666.
We saw Pudding Lane and the location of the bakery where the fire started as well as St. Paul’s Cathedral (although this looks very different now).
London Metropolitan Archives
We visited the London Metropolitan archives to learn the many ways we can find out about the Great Fire and to discover sources of information such as newspaper articles or eyewitness account. The story of the fire was described alongside various historical paintings which showed the different stages of the fire.
This week we acted out the story of Toby and the Great Fire of London. We used props and learnt how to change the tone of our voice to express different emotions get into character. We also practiced performing in front of an audience and learnt how to be supportive of our friends when watching their performances.
Museum of London
We started the new half term off with a really exciting trip to the Museum of London. In the workshop we had an amazing storyteller bring the story of the Great Fire of London to life. We also had a look around London, War and Plague gallery. We saw lots of artefacts from around the time of the fire and learnt about how people lived in 1666.