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Brookfields Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to YH's Page 


Teacher - Mrs S Hussain  

PSA - Mrs S Shaheen 


Welcome back to school! We are so excited to have you all back.  Mrs Hussain and Mrs Kettridge have been super busy planning an exciting new curriculum for you!


This half term you will be diving back into the past to 1666 and learning all about the Great Fire of London! We will use this knowledge in our Art work too.  We also have a busy term being scientist and discovering the properties of materials.   





Lieve Verschuier


This week in Art, we have been exploring the artist Lieve Verschuier. This is a painting of the Great Fire of London. It shows what the great fire looked like from a boat on the River Thames.


We have been using our senses to describe the picture. We imagined that we are sitting in a boat on the River Thames. What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell? How does it feel? 


We used the adjective mat to describe the fire. 


Number Bonds to 5 


This week in Maths we have working on number bonds to 5.  We used the whole, part part model to explore how the number 5 is made.  


Look at the picture below.  Can you tell an adult the different ways in 5 is made?

For example 1 and 4 makes 5 or I could say 4+1=5.  Which other number bonds can you see? 


Number Bonds to 5 Video

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The Great Fire of London 

This half term, we have been learning about The Great Fire of London.  We watched the video Puddling Lane to give us an idea about life in the past.  We loved using our senses to discuss what we could see.  We then thought about the smell and sounds we might have heard if we travelled back to London in 1666!


Watch the video and discuss what your children have learnt! Listen for the key words 'in the past', 'a long time ago', 'present', 'now' and different.  

Pudding Lane

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The King and the Great Fire 

This is a portrait of King Charles II, he made decisions about what happened after the Great Fire. 


What Happened After the Great Fire?


King Charles II made a speech to the people of London; he praised the courage of the people who tried to put out the fire. He also said that he wanted to rebuild the city and make plans to ensure another disaster like this could not happen again. Within days, King Charles II set about rebuilding his capital. Before the Great Fire of London the houses were made from wood, often leaning into the streets and tightly packed together.  The Act for the Rebuilding of the City of London was passed in February 1667. It proposed that all new buildings had to be constructed of brick or stone against the future perils of fire. 

Portraits of King Charles II


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