The Plague is coming!

This week we have continued learning more about our exciting topic The Great Fire of London. We all became journalists working for the Times and have written our own newspaper articles documenting the key events during 1666. In our newspaper articles, we have included all of the key elements including: an attention grabbing headline, quotations from key characters during the time, as well as images and captions of the event taking place.

We have continued to learn all about Buddhism in RE. We have learned that Buddhists have special temples called Stupas so we thought that it would be interesting to take part guided meditation, like Buddhists, by listening to some calming music and imagine our own special place. They ranged from the comfort of the children’s beds to walking through a desert. As well as looking at special places, we also looked at special festivals and made our own paper lanterns!

During maths, we have continued to look at fractions and moved from unit fractions (1/3, 1/4 and 1/2) to non-unit fractions (2/3, 2/4 and 3/4) by using our knowledge of dividing the whole number into equal groups first by looking at the bottom number of the fraction then looking at the top number of the fraction to determine how many groups we need to take!

Next week we are going to be learning about the Plague of 1665. Over the weekend, you may want to spend some time researching this topic with your child. Children who have experience of a topic prior to learning about it in school are often far more confident than those who have no experience at all. We will learn about how the Plague started, why it spread so quickly, the symptoms of the disease, the role of the Plague Doctor, cures and remedies used at the time and we will begin to explore the role Yersinia pestis.