Firefighters visit Bearwood Primary School

On Monday 24th September, we had a visit from Tony, Stuart, Dale and Sam who are firefighters from Smethwick Fire Station on Stony Lane. They led a presentation about The Great Fire of London and Fire Safety. We learned how quickly the Great Fire of London spread in September 1666 and how the firefighters and people used leather hoses and buckets as well as water squirters to try to put out the fire. We also learnt about what we should do nowadays. They had told us in detail about all of the amazing and important jobs that firefighters do. They gave lots of great advice about how to stay safe, what to do in an emergency such as ringing 999, knowing your address, how important smoke alarms are and when to ‘STOP! DROP! ROLL!’… We even acted that out and somebody had to dress up in all of the heavy kit that firefighters wear…!

If you would like advice on fitting smoke alarms, parents can ring Smethwick Fire Station – General Enquiries on: 01213807533

Take a look at our photos…

Bearwood Primary School is the best!

It’s official! We are the best school because… more children at our school read books in the summer holidays to complete the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 than any other local school! Woohoo!

Julie from Thimblemill Library sent Gavin the storyteller to hand out the awards and certificates after he told us a very animated story involving cats, mice and dinosaurs!

Fire! Fire! Find out about Samuel Pepys

We have been finding out about an important man from the past called Samuel Pepys.

He helped us with facts about the Great Fire of London by doing something very important… Can you remember what that was..?

Find information and facts about Samuel Pepys by clicking on this link:

Samuel Pepys facts

Watch the Magic Grandad clip about Samuel Pepys:

Magic Grandad – Samuel Pepys

This is a link to a game about the Great Fire of London:

Great Fire of London game

Sinbad Adventure Story

Read this marvelous story by Maya:

Long, long ago there lived a handsome, courageous sailor named Sinbad who was both a captain and prince.

One fresh spring day, Sinbad and his crew reached a hot, sweltering desert to search for the secret treasure from his wildest dreams. While Sinbad studied the map, his crew went to find something delicious to fill their bellies to their hearts delight. However, they fell into a deep hole in the ground. When they landed on the bottom they found a large golden egg. Suddenly the egg seemed to crack. As Sinbad’s crew watched, something strange was hatching out of it. It was a baby dragon! How amazing that was! Sinbad’s crew got out their weapons to kill the baby but the baby’s mother awoke. She breathed out hot, flaming fire to protect her baby. Sinbad heard his crew panicking. In the blink of an eye, he rushed to help his frightened shipmates with his sharp, pointy spear and his long, shiny sword. As soon as he got there he swiped the spear at the huge and hungry dragon who breathed fire. Sinbad dodged the flames then he and his crew escaped.

Early the next morning they set off hoping nothing would cross their path. All of a sudden a large shadow appeared looming over them. It was a dragon! The dragon breathed out it’s fire angrily at Sinbad. However Sinbad was prepared for it because he had a magical cloak to protect him from getting burnt. He got closer to the dragon and poked the dragons eye with a sharp pointy spear and the dragon backed away and hit the wall confused and in agony. As it moved out of the way Sinbad and the crew spotted something shining out the corner of their eyes. It was a treasure! How lucky that was! “GET IT QUICKLY!” he shouted to his crew. The crew took all that they could carry back to their ship. They sailed away from the dragon and cheered. They all had a feast to celebrate.

Where would they end up next?