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Autumn One

Get ready to find out what happened at Puddling Lane in 1666 when a spark of ember engulfed London, causing the city to burn down to the ground... all because the baker didn't put out the fire from one of the ovens? Was it his fault? Could it have been the architects fault for designing the buildings too close together and with the materials they were made from?

Who is Samuel Pepys and why was he and his diary important during The Great Fire of London?


We will also be learning about the past and present of the fire services and fire safety and how they have changed over time including how did they put fires out without fire fighters and fire engines. We shall also be designing and building our own buildings so the children can see what London looked like and see how fast the fire spread.

BBC Watch Magic Grandad - Samuel Pepys - Great Fire of London

How Did The Great Fire of London Start?

In art we are going to be learning about Georgia O'Keeffe, an American artist who began experimenting with painting close up views of flowers using vibrant, bold colours.

The children are going to be exploring her work and evaluating it and then move on to developing their art skills including lines and pencil thickness, size and thickness, texture and colour and learn what impact this has on art and how these techniques are used by creating their own observational drawings of flowers. 

Easy Art for Kids: Observational Drawing