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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. You will also find photographs of our work in our Year 2 Gallery.
Click here to see photos of the different things we have been doing this half term.
Click on the document below to see planning for the this half term and the different ways that this theme will be taught across the curriculum subjects.
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 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.
Watch this 3D animation of 17th century London. It really creates an atmosphere so you can understand what the city may have been like.
This project was created by a group of six students from De Montfort University taking part in the Crytek Off the Map competition. We were tasked with creating a gritty representation of 17th century London. For more cool stuff to do with the project and to see the making of, check out our blog!
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