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Autumn Term

THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

Topic Overview 

Throughout the Autumn Term we are going to be learning about The Great Fire of London. 

Within our History lessons, we will be looking at what London looked like before The Great Fire and how it has changed since. 

We will be looking at the first 5 days of the fire more closely and learning about what might have caused it to be one of the greatest fires our capital city has ever seen. 

 

English

 

We will be starting our English with Performance Poetry. This will involve learning a poem off by heart based on The Great Fire of London using actions and expression. 

Later on in the term, we will be writing a Non-Chronological report based on the facts that we have learnt during the first couple of weeks. We will be revising the structure of a non-fiction piece of writing including titles, sub-headings, fronted adverbials and factual information. 

Science

Key Information Recall Facts (KIRFS)

 

This term we are exploring Light 

 

White light is composed of a spectrum of coloured light.

 

The sun is the main source of natural light.

 

Reflection is when light from an object is reflected by a surface, it changes direction.

 

A shadow is a dark area or shape produced by something coming between rays of light.

 

Light is made up of all colours mixed together.

 

Light is a beam of energy.

History KIRFS

 

The Great Fire of London started in a bakery in 1666.

The fire burned for 4 days and burnt over 13,000 homes. 

They put the fire out by pulling down houses and blew up houses o create a firebreak.

Samuel Pepys kept diaries at the time.

Sir Christopher Wren designed a monument to remember The Great Fire of London. 

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