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Autumn 2 - A Long Time Ago

A Long Time Ago

Our theme for this half term was ‘A Long Time Ago’. We started our theme by dressing ourselves up all nice and warm for an imaginary Bonfire Night. This led us to discovering all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. We drew pictures of fireworks and then described them using a range of vocabulary, this then helped us to generate ideas for our own firework poetry.


During the second part of our theme, we moved onto learning about the Great Fire of London. We began with the question, ‘How can a loaf of bread destroy London?’.  Over the following weeks, we discovered where the fire started, who started it and pieced together the timeline of the events of the Great Fire. In our writing, we learnt, planned, and wrote our own diary entries.


We created artwork to show drawings of what the houses from 1666 looked like, this became the foreground to our pictures. Then we created hues and shades of paint to represent the fire for the background. In our DT, we researched fire engines from history and what they look like now. We explored and investigated free-moving and fixed axles as well as designing and making our own fire engines.


To end our theme, we had a visit from the History Man. He showed us a map of what London would have looked like in 1666. We had a chance to dress up in clothing from the past and explore different items that they had in their homes. We finally used water pumps to put out a mini fire.


Imaginary Bonfire Night

English - Poetry building for fireworks

Fire Engines

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