Great balls of fire!

We’ve had a super start to Autumn 2. The situation is going to get even hotter as we anticipate our in house event, The Great Fire of London day and a visit by some officers from the Hertford fire station on Friday the 10th, subject to  no call outs at 2pm. All this following Bonfire night.

In other news, we have been learning more about London as part of our geography studies. Paddington Bear has been guiding Barnaby Bear on the sites and sounds of London which is such a big city despite starting as a collection of villages. We have discovered that there are many ways of describing where we live, including planet, continent, country, city or town. The Welsh flag was clearly the favourite with its dragon. This links with out English studies about letters, postcards and emails.

Another town that features this half term is, of course, Bethlehem and this year we hope to inject a bit of Latin, line, Morris and funk into the greatest story ever told. Watch this space and watch these moves. The Nativity just got that little bit more groovy.

The homework task has been slightly different this week and will hopefully provide you and your children opportunities to work together in practical applications of skills such as maths through baking or constructing. The ideas came predominantly from the children, following from our Great Fire of London Souvenirs brainstorm. I particularly liked the Great Fire of London mugs and snowglobes.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Castillo