For our second Spring Term project, we will be travelling even further back in time, to the time of
The Great Fire of London!
We will be comparing all we learn about The Great Fire of London to modern methods of firefighting and we will be trying to be as 'Fit as a Firefighter,' by challenging ourselves to complete a special assault course.
How did a loaf of bread start The Great Fire of London?
This half term we will be learning all about the events of The Great Fire of London in 1666. We will learn facts about how the fire started, how long it lasted, how it was brought under control and eventually put out. We will learn about key historical figures such as Thomas Farriner, Samuel Pepys and King Charles II.
Here are some of the texts we will be using. You might even have some of them at home.
Have a look at our parent curriculum planner below, to find out more details about the things we will be learning this half term.
Parent Curriculum Sheet Spring 2
Parent Curriculum Sheet Spring 1
Parent Curriculum Sheet Autumn 2
Parent Curriculum Sheet Autumn 1
Charlie Monkey (Our class pet)
In school we do phonics every day based on the Bug Club Phonics scheme. We get our planning from the Bug Club phonics website and we enjoy playing the games on there.
Keep an eye out on your Bug Club home account as we often share the games and books we look at in class with you to view again at home.
Bug Club is based on a document called Letters and Sounds: Click below for "A Parent's Guide to Letters and Sounds."
In school we follow the Penpals for Handwriting scheme. We believe handwriting is the foundation for learning as it allows us to express ourselves on paper, gives us confidence and allows us to have pride in our work.
The letters are split into 4 different families. We have the curly caterpillars, the long ladders (sometimes called long legged giraffes), the one arm robots and the zig zag monsters. At first, it is important that we learn to form the letters in each family correctly and learn how to position them on the line. We spend a lot of time working on this in Year 1. Once this is secure we will then move on to learning some basic joins.
Handwriting practise sheets
We usually do Big Maths every week. It's a really great way to help us learn our basic number facts and recall them at speed. It is a challenge but we are not scared by challenges in Year 1 and we enjoy trying to beat our scores every week. You may choose to practise your big maths learn it facts at home. See below for some practise sheets and timers.