Amber Class (Year 1&2) 2017-18



Autumn term 2017

Amber class have had a really busy afternoon with our Great Fire of London workshop. First, some of us got to dress up as fire fighters would have done in 1666. We also acted out being part of the Great Fire of London and found out more about why it spread so far. Then we took part in forming a bucket chain which was really hard work! Finally, we created a broadsheet which was an early form of newspaper. We chose a character and then we wrote what had happened to them and who we thought was to blame. 

As part of our creation week, Amber class have been learning a poem about creation. It is called 'In the Beginning' and was written by Steve Townsend. The video below shows us performing it. 

The whole school had a Bollywood dancing day on Friday. We started with a whole school dance in assembly and even the teachers danced! Then we split into year groups. Here are some pictures of us dancing and a video of the Year One girls dance. 

Amber class had a visit from the Fire Brigade today as part of our Great Fire of London topic. We started the morning by creating our own Tudor houses in class so that we could recreate Tudor London on the school field. When the Fire crew arrived, we had a fire safety talk and then we went outside to see our own Great Fire of London. The Fire crew set fire to our Tudor houses! We saw how quickly the fire spread because the houses in those times were made from wood and were built very close together. It was very exciting! Then we saw how modern Fire Fighters put out a fire and some of us got to use the fire hose. After that, we went to see the Fire Engine and all of their fire fighting equipment. We ended the morning by going into the Fire engine and sitting in their seats. It was a brilliant morning and we learnt lots about the Great Fire of London and the modern Fire Service.