It has been a fantastic start to the year with some very fun activities and some absolutely brilliant work from the pupils. We have enjoyed a multitude of topics and linked these to all areas of our learning.
We began the year with our topic on ‘Pirates’. To start with we did a carousel of activities to spark our interest, including finding out where pirates came from, learning all kinds of new topic words and creating out own pirate flags. We also did some fantastic writing including a description of a mischievous pirate for a wanted poster and created our own pirate stories.
Our next topic was ‘Healthy Living’ in which we designed and created our own healthy wraps for our friend. We also looked at how much sugar was in our foods using the ‘sugar smart’ app and tested our heart rates before and after exercise to which one was higher. As well as that, we created some brilliant food poetry and wrote a letter to a child in another school explaining how they could be healthier.
Fire of London
We then looked at the ‘Fire of London’ and learnt all about how the fire started as well as how the fire spread so quickly. We used our knowledge from science experiments on ‘Materials’ to extend our learning about the fire spreading. We also had a fire in the nursery fire pit, which we then described using some fantastic noun phrases and wrote a newspaper report about a (fake) fire that had got out of control in the school.
Our final topic of the term was ‘Emergency’. Mr Argue (father of Miss Argue) came in to tell us his terrifying tale about being lost at sea while scuba diving. We then wrote out the beginning to his story using as much description and emotive language as possible to grab our readers attention. We were then lucky enough to have a visit from the Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service who showed us a fire engine and explained why smoke detectors are so important as well as showing us all their protective gear.