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Spring Term - A Journey Through London

This term all of our learning is going to be inspired by London! The children were all extremely excited to transform our classroom into a London learning zone. We are going to learn about London through the ages learning about historical events such as The Great Fire of London and The Plague.

Keep looking at our regular website updates to see where our magical learning journey has taken us this term!  Here's a sneak peek at where our learning journey is going to take us throughout the project.

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Week 1

It’s been a great start to the new term and the children have all returned to school with a brilliant attitude towards all of their learning.

We have begun our new topic by learning all about the United Kingdom and the four different countries which make up the UK.

The children have been learning all about the different countries flags and even designed their own flag for Gipsey Bridge school.

In maths we have continued to develop division skills using a range of resources.

Also this week we had our first healthy living session with JB sports where the children have started learning all about how to be healthy.

JB Sports healthy living with Mr B.

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Week 2

This week we have been learning all about The Great Plague! The children have loved learning about the causes of the Plague and the effect it had on its victims! The children have spent time learning about rhyming couplets and learnt how the nursery rhyme ‘ring and ring a roses’ is actually all about the plague.

In maths the children have been applying their knowledge to solve some tricky reasoning problems and have spent time explaining and proving how they know they have the right answer, which is a very tricky skill to master.

In topic we have been learning about the different people in London during the time of the plague and we have spent time learning what their role was. The children then did some role-play, acting out these different roles.

We have also spent time learning about what the houses were like during the time of the plague and the children have designed their own 1665 London house ready to begin to make next week.

WOW! What a very busy week!

Learning all about the roles of people during the Plague.

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Role- playing events from the Plague.

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Week 3 

 

This week we have been learning about The Great Fire of London. The children have been busy learning all about how the fire started and how the events after the fire unfolded. They have enjoyed learning about Thomas Farriner and his bakers shop and Samuel Pepys and his diary entries.

The children spent time learning colour mixing skills and have learnt how to make colours lighter and darker. They then used these skills to create their very own Great Fire of London paintings.

In literacy the children have been working as reporters, pretending to interview people at the scene of the Great Fire of London and producing their very own newspaper article all about the Great Fire of London.

In maths the children have been working very hard to master the art of time telling and can now all confidently tell the time to the nearest hour and half past the hour. Some children have even moved on to quarter past and quarter to!

What another busy week!

 

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Week 4

S far this week we have continued learning all about The Great Fire of London. The children have been busy learning about the key features of a diary entry and have planned and written their own dairy entries as if they were at the great fire of London themselves.

In maths the children have been learning about sequences and patterns. They have been busy completing some tricky number sequences and been solving some reasoning problems about sequences.

In topic, we have spent time learning all about Samuel Pepys and his diaries. The children have written many wonderful facts about Samuel Pepys and created a great display in the classroom.

The children have also spent time apply their comprehension skills to answer many questions all about the great fire of London. The children have been learning how to answer in full sentences and how to look for the important words within the questions.

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