We talked in small groups when looking at the home pictures to identify known hazards. Clara said she has a baby gate at her house to stop her baby sister going upstairs. Oscar has a fire guard at his grandads to stop his brother touching the fire.
Dexter and George said their parents keep things high up and sharp knives are in a safe place away from them.
During our discussions on the Great Fire of London, we touched on how we deal with a fire today. Pupils were clear on ringing 999 and the fire brigade will come to help.
We watched the video (see link) on making an emergency call. An emergency call could be when someone is ill or injured or there is a fire emergency. The video talked us through what we would need to say including the address and our name.
To really get an understanding of how terrible and different fighting a fire would have been in 1666 compared to now, we set about working in teams getting a small bucket of water from the Thames river and passing it along the line. A lot of us got wet feet and coats especially when we tried to rush and panicked just like they would have done during the great blaze in 1666. This left us with only a small amount of water left in the bucket. Kingsley did his best to get it high up at the flames but it barely helped at all! Eliza said 'all that effort and there's still a fire, it was rubbish!'
In our Mantle story, King Charles II called the citizens of London to a meeting. Here at this meeting we were told the city needed re building. We had to set to work planning the new shops and their signs. We discussed how the shops and businesses are differnt to those we have today. There would be a dress makers, blacksmiths, butcher, baker, candle sticks and a green grocer. We worked as a team to create a new city.
Lots of independent valentines activities and stories going on to celebrate St Valentines day. We talked about how valentines day does not have to be all about kissing and love hearts but also includes showing friends and family compassion. This is our school value that we can show through kindness, being helpful and being a good listener if someone is upset.
We were very lucky today to welcome Siobhan from Oswestry library who told us all about how reading stories before bedtime can help us sleep more peacefully. We listened to a range of stories all about getting a good nights sleep and talked about our experiences.
Just like the Little Red Hen we baked some bread ourselves. We wrote our own list of ingredients and instructions. Our bread tasted delicious!
We held a group discussion about physical contact. We chatted about what this is. Oscar said hugs, George said hand shaking or fist pumping.
Macy said she hugs her mum and Miss Butler. She does not like to be pushed by other children. We talked about being rough and what we can do to stop this and to protect ourselves.