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Bright Lights, Big City

Autumn 2 

Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don't!

 

What do you know about England's capital city? Let's Find out all about London, including it's history, transport and famous landmarks. 

 

Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane...

 

...then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread. London's burning! London's burning! Fire, fire! Fire, fire!

 

Hang on, there's someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he's come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo. 

 

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab.. enjoy the ride! 

 

ILP Focus  Geography

English

Recounts, labels, captions, adventure stories, instructions, emails

Geography

Directions, maps, countries, capital cities, human geography 

Computing

Internet research, digital images, creating and debugging programs, stop-motion animation

D & T

Model making, mechanisms 

History

The Great Fire of London

Mathematics

Directions

Music

Traditional songs and nursery rhymes 

PSHE

Citizenship

Science

Everyday materials 

 

Help your child prepare for their project

 

Cities are exciting places. Why not visit a local city to spot interesting vehicles, buildings and landmarks? Alternatively, you could search the web for images, information, and film clips about London and keep a scrapbook of your findings.

You could also visit the local library to see if you can find some colourful books of nursery rhymes and traditional songs to enjoy together. 

 

Great Fire of London- making bread

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