On Friday 23rd November, the Poppies went on a trip to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument to the Great Fire of London. We were able to walk through the grand cathedral which Sir Christopher Wren designed using stone because it is an inflammable material. We learnt that before the fire, the cathedral had a tall spire which was destroyed by lightning! Now it has a round dome which we were able to see from the inside. Christopher Wren wanted to build a cathedral which was beautiful, useful and strong after the fire, and we think he did a great job because it is still here after 350 years! We also had the chance to dress up as the baker Thomas Farriner, his maids and Samuel Pepys who wrote a diary describing the events of the Great Fire of London. After lunch we walked to the Monument. We walked up First St Hill and saw the famous Pudding lane where the fire started! We had a fantastic day and learnt a lot!
On Monday 12th November, the Poppies had a visit from the local fire station. They spoke to us about how they help people, ways that we can stay safe when there is a fire, and answered lots of questions that we had. Some of us were able to try on their special fireman uniforms which help them stay safe in a burning building. They were really heavy! We were even able to have a look at their fire engine and go inside it.
Shared Reading Afternoon
Meerkats and Poppies Class got together on Friday afternoon to share some of their favourite books together. They accessed our lovely school library and book corners to choose some of their top titles!
Dear Parents please take time to read our classes’ newsletter and you will find out more about our learning this Autumn first half term!
Topic Launch Day: Virgin Active
On Monday 10th September the Poppies and Bluebells all dressed up as their favourite sports star or athlete and went to Virgin Active as part of our launch day for our new topic ‘What Do I Need to be Me?’. The children were able to participate in a mini tennis lesson and a circuit training class inside the gym. The instructors even gave a talk about healthy eating. We had a fantastic afternoon!
On Friday 14th September the Poppies and Bluebells went on a trip to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The children were able to explore the gallery and look at examples of still life and famous paintings. They even had a chance to sketch their own! It was a lovely day outside so everyone was able to eat their lunch and have a play in St James’s Park afterwards.