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This Term our topic is ‘Fire! Fire!’



This term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London. We will be focusing on the story of ‘The Baker’s Boy and The Great Fire of London’.


We are aiming to write a newspaper article and a diary from the perspective of an eye witness.



This term we will be focusing on:

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • Money – adding and combining coins.

  • Multiplication and Division (2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables).

  • Using arrays and grouping to multiply and divide.

  • Understand the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.




  • This term our topic is called ‘Fire! Fire!’ where we will be learning about the events leading up to ‘The Great Fire of London’.

  • By the end of this unit children should be able to describe and order the main events in the fire.

  • To know who Samuel Pepys was and why he is a significant figure.

As always we will continue working on:

  • Using capital letters, full stops and question marks correctly.

  • Writing in the past and present tense correctly and consistently.

  • Using interesting adjectives particularly focusing on emotions.

  • Using conjunctions to extend our sentences.

  • Spellings rules and patterns (see spelling lists)

  • Using joined up handwriting starting on the line.

  • Reading fluently and with expression.

  • Understanding what is being read.

  • Being able to infer and read between the lines how a character may be feeling.


Please sign the reading records regularly and remind children to bring their home reading books into school every day.