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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

What's Happening in Class (Autumn 2)

Our topic for the second part of the autumn term is the Great Fire of London.  Have a look at our topic web to see what the children will be learning.

Week Beginning 7th December 

This week the children thought about how and why we remember the past.  We thought about some of the symbols (poppies for remembrance) that we see, some of the artefacts that are kept in museums (Samuel Pepys diary entry) and some of the monuments that are built to commemorate important events.  The children enjoyed sketching the Great fire of London Monument.  

Great Fire of London Monument (Sketching)

This week the children thought of questions that they could test all around the topic of materials. This culminated in them testing the stretchiness and absorbency of different materials.  Below are a few pictures of the children testing the materials. 

Testing Materials

30th November 2020

During this half term the children have been improving a number of different painting skills and acquiring new knowledge.  These have included:

  • painting between the lines
  • understanding primary and secondary colours
  • mixing
  • understanding tints and shades

Week Beginning 23rd November: Diary Writing from 1666

Anti-Bullying Week: 16th November 2020

The children completed a number of different activities this week.  They created their own super hero and thought about which characteristics they would have; discussed the people they could turn to if they needed support and thought about the strength there could be if we all stood up to bullying together. 

Week Beginning 2nd November 2020

This week we have been exploring our own history thinking about chronology.  We organised months and days of the week, and then thought about the idea of a timeline. There is also a document which shows the questions the children wanted to ask about 4 paintings from the 17th century, and a lesson where we considered how London has changed.  The children had to sort some pictures and then explain what they had noticed.   

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