Our new topic for the Autumn term is ‘London: Then and Now‘!
We are really lucky because this means that we will be doing both history and geography within our wider curriculum lessons. We will start in Autumn 1 by focusing on the history of London, especially the Great Fire of London! We will learn all about how and why the fire first started, and we will discover what was done to try and stop the fire from spreading, and what the King declared as law to stop it from happening in the future. In our lessons, we will create a timeline of the events and we will begin to use sources of information to find out more about the past. Can you think of a primary source of information we might be able to use?
We will then move on to look at the geography of this fantastic city. We will study some of the famous landmarks that we can find here. Once we know all about them, we will develop our map skills and be able to accurately locate them on a map of London. We will also use aerial photographs to be able to identify some of the landmarks that we have studied. We have actually use an aerial photograph already this year. Can you remember what an aerial photograph is?
Alongside our weekly homework, I would like you to have a think about what you are most looking forward to learning about during this fascinating topic. Read the questions below and post your answers on the blog. I look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas!
- Which famous landmarks have you visited in London?
- What would you like to find out during this topic?
- Do you know any interesting facts about the Great Fire of London, or any London landmarks?