Fire! Fire! (Great Fire of London)
Lime class began this term as tourists, exploring the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. The children then explored London in further detail where they identified many of the well-known landmarks that can be found there, as well as the human and physical geographical features. After all of this research, they then pretended to be on holiday in London and wrote a postcard to their family or friend describing where they had been and what they would be doing next.
After finding out about modern London, Lime class then became historians and stepped back into the past to learn about London in 1666. They found out why the Great Fire of London was so significant and sequenced the events of this piece of history into chronological order. The children then researched who Samuel Pepys was, and wrote their very own diary entries (just like Pepys) to record their perspectives of the events of September 1666. This term, Lime class also made predictions on what they thought artefacts from 1666 were and their uses, and made comparisons between life now and then such as the houses and firefighting methods used. The topic came to an end when the children each created an acrostic poem based on the Great Fire of London in which they included some of the facts that they had learnt about of this historical event.
Term 1 was a gruesome start to the year for Lime class as we focused on the terrible Twits by Roald Dahl. To start our topic, we celebrated Roald Dahl day where we all dressed up as one of our favourite Roald Dahl characters. On this day, the children each made their very own collage beard inspired by Mr Twit in which they used craft items to represent disgusting food such as mouldy cheese, meatballs and worms... YUCK!
The children worked hard this term to write character descriptions on Mrs Twit and the Roly-Poly Bird using powerful adjectives. They had fun making their very own 'wormy spaghetti', which they then wrote instructions for to tell others how to make and carry out this naughty trick! The children also had fun acting out the 'Four Sticky Little Boys' chapter, and wrote a diary entry imagining to be one of the unfortunate boys who got stuck in Mr Twit's Big Dead Tree!
In Science, Lime class learnt about the importance for humans to exercise, to eat the right amounts of different types of foods, and to maintain good hygiene. They quickly realised that the Twits do not live a healthy lifestyle!