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Coningsby St Michael's Church of England Primary School

Believe. Aspire. Succeed.


Children started their learning of, The Great Fire of London by writing a recount. Children started by learning what a recount is and then writing a recount of their day. They are learning that a recount is often wrote in the first person, uses past tense verbs, time words and is in chronological order.

Week 1 and 2 - Recounts

Children went outside today to practice reciting the events of, The Great Fire of London, as if they were actually there. It started with, On Sunday morning, I woke up because I could hear people screaming, so I ran to my window to see that London was on fire. Children recite and use actions to help them remember the story which then makes it easier for them to write about.

Weeks 3 and 4 - Information texts

Over the next two weeks, children will be exploring information texts, finishing by writing their own information booklet about The Great Fire of London. They started by looking at what information texts are and discovered they are non-fiction. Children will be writing a booklet about the events of The Great Fire of London so they did some acting out of the events to help them remember. Next week they will be writing their information booklets.

Over the next 2 weeks, children will be learning how to write instructions. They have found the features so they know that instructions need a title, ingredients or what you will need, method or what you should do, they need to be in order and they need to be numbered or use bullet points to show they are in order. They have ordered instructions and re-written instructions that were muddled up and today they gave instructions to their partners on how to walk around the playground as if they were a robot from space! There were a few near misses with children nearly walking into walls! 14.10.21 - Today children followed their instructions and made some bread rolls. They used 500g of strong bread flour, 7g of yeast, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and added warm water until they had a good dough. They have all taken home a bread roll, I hope they enjoyed eating them too!