Half Term Information Spring 1 2023

In Topic this half term, we have travel back in time to September 1666 to discover all about the events of The Great Fire of London! We discussed methods of communicating at the time and then wrote newspaper reports highlighting the dramatic and key events of the fire. We learnt about Samuel Pepys and the diary he kept and wrote our own diary entries from the perspective of an animal in London 1666.

In Music, we have deepened our skills on the recorder: learning the notes B, A, G, D, C, and D. Then we learnt the words to ‘London’s Burning’, before playing the accompanying tune.

In DT, we researched and designed our own Tudor houses, having first compared features of these buildings with more modern constructions. During our wow day, we created models of our designs from reusable materials, such as cardboard.

In Science, we extended our knowledge of everyday materials and noted some of their properties. We then used this information to decide the suitability of those materials for making different objects – such as bridges. We conducted investigations to discover which materials make the sturdiest bridges, which materials are most stretchy, and which materials can change their shape.

In RE this half term, we have been learning about the religion of Islam along with Muslim beliefs. It’s been fantastic to have some experts in the classroom to share their knowledge!

Children’s comments about their learning:


“They did not have electricity or plastic in 1666, so they had to use different materials.”


“Are we actually going to be making bread? That’s amazing!”

Useful website links to continue learning at home:
https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/ (username: lj2478 password: home)