Welcome to Robin Class
Class teacher: Mrs Harding
Learning Support Assistant: Ms Francis
Our Class Library Day: Friday
Our Class Spelling Day: Wednesday
This half-term our PE day is: Thursday and Friday
Our Forest School Day: Monday
This half term we have been learning about fire. We learnt that fires are for warmth, light and to cook food on. All of us have started our own 'mini' fires using a flint and enjoyed warming up our hands on them! It has been fantastic to watch the children learn this skill and be so excited when they managed to start their own fires. It was quite tricky!
We found a sack in our classroom filled with strange objects including a hat, parrot, eye patch and wooden leg. We guessed that these items might belong to a Pirate!
On our Pirate Day we enjoyed becoming apart of Captain Harding's Crew and climbing aboard the Rocking Robin's Pirate Ship! We practiced talking like a pirate and enjoyed saying 'Aye, Aye Captain' and 'Shiver me Timbers'!
We then explored what it would be like on board a pirate ship by completing different sensory activities including scrubbing the deck, tying different knots, climbing the rigging, searching for treasure in the sand and tasting salt water. We had a a lot of fun and Captain Harding didn't make us walk the plank!
We were very surprised to find a strange box in our classroom after half-term! It had fragile and danger written on the side. We predicted what we thought might be inside and then slowly peered in and found a baby dragon! We called him Charlie and decided that we would take care of him in our classroom.
The Great Fire of London
This half term the children have been enjoying learning about The Great Fire of London. Our topic started with a drama company visiting us where we helped act out this historic event. We then re-created Pudding Lane from 1666 and started a fire in Thomas's bakery and watched the fire spread from house to house. The children were amazed by the fire and enjoyed using their senses to describe what what was happening. We have also looked at different artefacts and illustrations from this event to help us find out more information about the fire and about 1666.
In English we read the story Vlad and The Great Fire of London which helped us recreate our own diaries written on 2nd September 1666. We then read these diary entries to the class using a backdrop of London that we had created. We also used this story to help inspire us to re-create our own stories from a different animals perspective of this historic event. The children wrote some fantastic stories including pidgeons flying over the blaze, dogs jumping over burning logs and mice squeezing through tiny holes! We then read these stories to the Year 1 Children.