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Summer Term

Summer 1


This half-term our Learning Journey has been ‘Fire, Fire’ and is based around the historic event The Great Fire of London.

In Art, we learnt about colour mixing, the colour wheel and colour spectrums. We experimented with blending oil pastels to make secondary and tertiary colours. This learning was then applied into our own pictures of The Great Fire of London.


As part of our Design and Technology learning the children have had to design purposeful, functional, and appealing products based on their design criteria. They have made fire engines using a range of tools and equipment to develop their skills such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing. They have critiqued, evaluated and tested their own and others finished products. We have also enjoyed baking bread as part of our learning journey and discussed the importance of hygiene when cooking. 

As part of our English work this half term, we have been writing instructions for how to make bread. We have had to use lots of imperative (bossy) verbs and adverbs to make our instructions clear and easy to follow. We have written an explanation to explain how and why the fire spread so quickly. We have also written descriptive poetry trying to include adjectives, similes and adjectives to describe the fire.  In spelling sessions we have focused on adding suffixes to root words. We have used the rhyme, “Is there a letter we need to drop? Is there a letter to double or swap?” To remind us to stop and think about the root word before we add the suffix.

As Mathematicians the children have continued to practise the application of their numeracy skills to solve problems. They have identified the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and used this to solve problems. The children have been recalling multiplication and division facts from the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. They have also been practising counting in 3s and 4s.