The Great Fire begins!

This week we have started our learning on the Great Fire of London. We began by exploring some of the ways in which London has changed. Then we compared some of the ways in which we live now is different and similar to how people lived in 1666. Life in 1666 seemed pretty grim! During this early part of our learning, we revisited the main events in history we have covered in KS1 and added in the Great Fire to the chronological framework we are building in our minds.

On Thursday we investigated how the fire started and spread across London. Also, we developed our understanding of the importance of historical evidence and learned about eyewitness accounts. On Friday we looked at how London was rebuilt after the Great Fire and considered the lessons they learned from this terrible event.

Next week we will be writing a first person account from the perspective of someone who lived in London during the fire. We will learn how to use expanded noun phrases to enhance our writing and give more detail.

In maths we have completed our work on division. Next week we are moving on to fractions. We will be recognising, finding, naming and writing fractions, such as ½, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of lengths, shapes and a set of objects.