Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Week One

In maths this week we have been learning about money. The children have been: recognising coins and notes and adding them together to find totals. They have all had fun playing shop keepers and customers and using the correct coins to pay for things.

This week the children were so excited to find a trail of breadcrumbs in the library . On further investigation they found a rat and a flea and a model house on fire! These were their clues to discover our new books - VLAD and the Great Fire of London. They are beginning to learn the story and the characters and today they asked questions to Vlad and Boxton about how they felt on the night of the fire.

What creative children we have in Dove Class. To kick off our topic on Fire! Fire! The children cut out houses and buildings from black sugar paper and then stuck on red cellophane to make the windows. I was so impressed with their cutting skills. They then thought of all the questions they would like to find out during our Quest. For example: when did the fire start? How do you build a fire? What can you cook on a fire? How long did the fire last for? They wrote those questions on flame shaped paper and attached them to the buildings to create a wonderful display on the windows. I look forward to investigating these questions with the class.

This term the whole school is focusing on the learning behaviour of responsibility. The challenge for the children in Dove class was to create a carrier for their egg and to look after it all day without it cracking. We had some fabulous egg carriers and most children showed how responsible they could be. There was lots of egg-sitting going on at break times and the children entrusted me to egg-sit their eggs while they had lunch. There were a few cracked eggs and some lessons learned too. Great responsibility and team work Dove Class!

We have been creating actions to 'Vlad and the Great Fire of London' to help us learn and remember the story.