In history this term we have really enjoyed finding out lots of facts about the Great Fire of London and the Plague. The children have liked writing diary entries about the events of the fire, letters to and from King Charles and fact sheets to record information. In art we have drawn and printed Tudor style houses, to replicate those in London in 1666.
The Great Fire of Northway
We were set the challenge to make a Tudor style house similar to those that would have been along the streets of London in 1666. We took our houses on to the field to create a bonfire to depict the Fire of London. The flames rapidly spread from house to house. The children got to see how the buildings would have caught fire so quickly back in 1666. We enjoyed watching the flames burn the model houses. We watched as the smoke danced into the air and soon enough there was just a pile of ash!
We have been learning about the artist Wassily Kandinsky. We looked at what different colours mean such as red, orange, and yellow are warm colours. They make us think of sunny, warm and cosy things and green, blue and purple are cool colours. They make us think of fresh, calm and chilly things. Kandinsky was a Russian abstract artist born in 1866. We looked at a range of artwork and explored what we could see hidden in the pictures. We have been inspired by his art ‘Concentric circles’ and we had a go at making our own using different media. We were also by Kandinsky’s artwork ‘Several Circles’. We produced our own beautiful art using different objects to print with.
We have been finding out all about electricity. We have looked at appliances that use electricity, sorting them as to whether they use battery power or mains electricity. We then found out about how electricity is made in a power station. We wrote our own explanation about the process. If you ask your child, they should be able to explain the 5 steps! We also produced our own electricity safety posters using PicCollage on the LearnPads, warning about the dangers of electric. We have also made a circuit, investigated conductors and written explanations about where electricity comes from and how it is made.