It has been a busy term for the Puffins learning all about the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. They met a plague doctor and someone caught the plague! To stop the plague from spreading, the children created their own plague cure. They then wrote instructions about them and persuasive adverts to encourage people to buy their cures.
When learning about the Great Fire of London, the children travelled back in time to research and gather all the facts they could before writing their own newspaper reports. They also learned who Samuel Pepys was and why we still remember him today. They used this information to create their own fact books. The children followed up this learning with a trip to the Samuel Pepys library at Magdalene College. They thoroughly enjoyed the trip as it brought their learning to life. As the Great Fire of London started in a bakery, the children baked their own bread and then wrote instructions on how to make it.
In maths the children have been using lots of practical resources to help them to build mental images when learning about place value and addition and subtraction.