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Our creative curriculum theme this half term is London's burning. We will be learning about different types of materials and the different properties they have. We will understand how the properties they have helps to make them suitable for different jobs. Following on from this we will understand which materials are flammable. We will then learn about the Great Fire of London and will understand how the building materials used at the time played such a big part in the fire. We will learn about the main events of the fire, the diarist Samuel Pepys and how London was re-built. In addition to this we will be comparing the fire fighting equipment used today with equipment used in the Fire of London. We hope to have a special visit from the fire service which will help us to learn about fire safety. We will be exploring what we have learned about the fire in written work, art and music.
Below you will find resources and videos about materials and the Great Fire of London.
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We will be investigating the different properties of materials and how these make them suitable for different jobs. We will understand properties including waterproof, opaque, transparent and translucent. We will explore how building materials have changed since the Fire of London and compare them to the different building materials we use today. Click on the web links below and watch the videos to learn more about materials and their properties.
Click on the links below to find fire safety resources.
Click on the web links below to find out lots of information about The Great Fire of London. There are also videos to watch which explain how the fire started and also give you an idea of what London was like at the time of the fire.
We are six students from De Montfort University taking part in the Crytek Off the Map project, building a 3D representation of 17th century London before The Great Fire. For more information on our whole project, including concepts and processes please visit our team blog; http://puddinglanedmuga.blogspot.co.uk/ *the team does not claim ownership to the music used in this video, all credit goes the the composer Hans Zimmer, 'Leave No Man Behind'.
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