Our first 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.
We will then move on to look at the geography of this fantastic city. We will look at the way that the way that buildings were built up around the River Thames, dating back to the Roman times! We will then 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.
Our homework will commence from Monday 12th September, but until then, 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?