Bright in the Night
Pupils will learn about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate bonfire night as well as firework safety. We will focus on the Great Fire of London and how and why the events in 1666 have changed the way London looks today.
Birch Class enjoyed a visit from the staff at York Fire Station and learnt all about how to stay safe on bonfire night. They also loved learning about the different equipment that firefighters use and the important work that they do in our community. They listened to the siren and were even allowed to climb up and sit in the fire engine!
Willow Class have done lots of work on The Great Fire of London. We have made Pudding Lane in our creative and construction areas and remembered lots of facts about the event. We then wrote some poetry about fires. For the first time ever we tried a diamante poem and the children have done a wonderful job. I love how the poems describe a fire perfeclty.
Diamante Poems read by Sycamore Class.
Class Beech created some fantastic diamante poems about the Great Fire of London. They chose to write about fire, burning, bread and gunpower thinking of adjectives to describe their chosen theme.
Design and Technology
Class Beech thoroughly enjoyed designing and making a beam bridge as part of their DT work this half term. They were able to select which junk modelling materials they would like to use and decided how they would join these together. They were only allowed to use paper for the top of the bridge and a toy car had to be able to travel across the top. The children were able to modify their designs as they made them and as part of the evaluation process discussed what did/didn't work and what they would do differently next time.