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Bright Lights, Big City

What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its 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? London’s burning, London’s burning! Fire, Fire! Fire, Fire! Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and…enjoy the ride!

Curriculum Coverage

The table below shows the learning opportunities from across the curriculum that will be taught within the topic.

English

Recounts; Narrative; Instructions; Emails

History

The Great Fire of London

Geography

Countries and capital cities of the UK (London focus)

Art & Design

Modelling and Sculpture; Abstract Art

Computing

Searching the web; Using Digital images; Communication; E-Safety

D & T

Understanding where food comes from; Design and make souvenirs; Models of London landmarks

Mathematics

Sequencing events

Music

Traditional songs and nursery rhymes

Science

Everyday materials; Working scientifically

PSHE

Active citizens

 

Topic Vocabulary

The table below shows the key vocabulary that we will be using throughout the topic. The children will need to understand them and use them in their writing.

 

palace

Queen

castle

guards

soldier

Prince

Princess

jewels

family

Union Jack

Big Ben

London Eye

Houses of Parliament

Tower Bridge

Great Britain

England

London

Great Fire of London

Samuel Pepys

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