Autumn Term 2019


This week we are thinking about asking questions to find out information. We imagined that the police questioned the old lady in Hansel and Gretel. The class were surprised to find that the old lady was Mrs Guy but they were even more surprised when a real police officer came in to question her. Unfortunately Mrs Guy was arrested!

The children used the questions that they had heard to write their own questions to try to trick the old lady into showing that she locked up Hansel and Gretel.

Amber Class are having a blast exploring the story of Hansel and Gretel.

After creating some amazing homework over the half-term break, we have been on a walk to the woods to imagine what it was like to be Hansel and Gretel. (We even followed a trail of stones back to school.)

In Science, we have investigated which sweets would be best to build a house out of and then we built our own sweet house for our role-play area. We thought about what it would be like inside the house and even built the oven.

What fun!


I tried to scan in some of the work from Learning Logs as there was some brilliant work, but it seems to have gone missing. Apologies if your work isn't shown. Here are some photos of the other work that came in:


As part of Amber Class’ learning about Judaism, they have created a sukkah.

We thought about why celebrating is important and which people and things we would include in a celebration. The children learnt about why Jewish people build a sukkah; how it is made and how it forms part of the Sukkot celebration.

When Amber Class had finished building their sukkah, they invited Miss Dickson, Mr Philby and Mrs Bankes to join their celebrations with food, drink and music.

“I thought it was the best time ever!” - Caitlin

“It felt exciting to build the sukkah.” – Skye

“It was quite fun and exciting. I really enjoyed it.” - Jake

Check out our amazing Tin Forest including the awesome recycled animals that the children made at home and plants that we planned in Forest School!

Amber Class have been having a great time learning about the Great Fire of London. We found out about what it was like to fight fires in the 1600s and acted out putting out a fire - we even got covered in ash! We then had a visit from the Fire Service to find out about fire fighters today.

We had a great time doing Forest Schooling. We have learnt about what fires need and how to be safe around them. We created our own class poem with similes about nature. We boiled water with a Kelly Kettle, made charcoal and cooked bread on sticks over the fire - it was delicious!

We will use what we learnt to help us understand The Great Fire of London.