The Gunpowder Plot!

Good afternoon everyone,

This week the children have really enjoyed learning about the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. They have learnt the story of Guy Fawkes and discussed the events that led to plot being stopped. They know that the 5th November remembers the events of the plot and is celebrated in the  United Kingdom with fireworks. The children sequenced the story and wrote questions for King James I and Guy Fawkes to develop their understanding and knowledge of the event.

In English, we are reading the traditional tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.  The children have discussed the text and written about the parts, characters and actions they liked and disliked. They have looked for patterns within the text and compared them with other books they have read. In their books, the children have created story maps about the story adding key information to support their storytelling. In small groups they have  role-played the story to embed the key events in the story.

      Role-playing the traditional tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.


In Maths, we have been looking at doubling and halving.  We have been looking at halving trails and working out which number between 1 – 20 can be halved four times (16!), we used cubes to check our estimations. We also played ‘double bingo’ where we crossed out numbers we doubled off our homemade bingo boards.

In Phonics, we have been revising of all our new sounds. The spellings for this week are:

Group 1                                    Group 2

  1. bake                                      1. home
  2. made                                    2. like
  3. gate                                       3. hide
  4. to                                            4. lake
  5. for                                          5. made                                                                                                                                                                                                                           6. should                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7. could


In the afternoons we have been busy practising for our Year 1 performance of ‘Hump the camel’ and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 6th December at 9:15 a.m. for the big event!

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

The Year 1 team