It's lovely to see all the children back in school. We've all been very excited to see each other and to return to lessons. A big well done to all the children (and the parents) for all their hard working during home learning.
The Great Fire of London
This half term we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London that happened many years ago in 1666. Lots of you have already had a go at the game linked below:
For our launch we completed lots of activities!
First we all had a try at calligraphy and used ink and a quill like Samuel Pepys would have done to write his diary in 1666. We then went 'through the curtain' and role played what it must have been like on Pudding Lane. We all thought it was rather busy and noisy! Lastly we had an exciting challenge! In 1666 there was no fire engines of hoses so people had to pass water from the River Thames using buckets. We passed water to one another as quickly as we could! How quickly did your team do it?
London Fire Brigade Talks
The London Fire Brigade came in to our classrooms and delivered talks to us. We spoke about hazards in the home and how to stay safe by preventing a fire. We learnt to contact the fire brigade we must ring '999'. We also got shown how to check our fire alarms at home. We all went home with a sheet explaining this, so please check yours!
Are you a risk-taker?
This term we are focusing on our value of being a 'risk-taker'. Have you taken a risk recently? Have you tried something that seemed a bit tricky but had a go any way? Ask your child how they have taken a risk with their work.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day. We love reading and sharing books with our friends and the school community. We were very excited to come to school in our pyjamas and share our favourite bedtime story. Do you recognise any of our favourite stories? We recommend that you read them at bedtime. The whole of Cardinal Road School took part in a Readathon which we all really enjoyed! This meant that every teacher read to us.
Odd Sock Day
To show that we are all different we wore odd socks. This was part of Anti-Bullying week when we discussed what bullying is and how important it is to tell an adult. We celebrated our differences. Below is a video clip of 'Andy and the Odd Socks'.
Sports Relief is a very important charity that raises money to support vulnerable people in the UK and some the world's poorest countries. We all came in wearing 'sport kits' to show our support and brought a donation.