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The houses in London in 1666 were mainly made of wood and had thatched roofs. The floors were covered in straw. The houses were built very close together and this helped the fire to spread from house to house. A strong wind also meant that the fire spread quickly. Use your artistic skills to create a home from 1666. What could you use to create the wooden frame? The thatched roof?

Now for the fun bit. We need to safely make the house look like it’s on fire! There are two techniques you could use.

1. Using very watery, flame coloured, paint add it to your building and use a straw to blow the paint out to make it look like the flames are spreading upwards.

2. Mix shaving foam with poster paint to create a thick paint. This will give a 3D effect to your flames Make sure you layer it on thickly mixing the colours of fire on the paper.

 

Science, History, Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the World, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social Emotional Development

Science

We have got 5 senses. Listen to the song and then work through the PowerPoint and think about your five senses. Can you think of your own examples of each sense? Can you use your senses right now? What can you see, hear, taste, feel and smell?

You could think about the Great Fire of London. Can you use your imagination to think about what you would have seen, smelt, felt, tasted and heard in 1666? Watch the ‘Crackling Fire’ video to help you.

My Senses Video.mp4

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Crackling Fire.mp4

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This week we are looking at people who help us. When there is a fire who is needed to help put it out? Yes, Firemen. Do you think they had fire engines and firemen in 1666? If they didn’t how would they have put the fire out? Lots of people would have had to fill up buckets of water from the river and pass the buckets to each other until it reached the building that was on fire. That would have taken so long!! Have a look at the powerpoint about Firemen and what they do

Geography

Do you know what the picture above is and where it can be found?

Can you remember what the capital city of England is? Yes London! The city of London has some very famous landmarks. Can you name any of them? Where does the Queen live? What is the name of the big clock tower in London? Have a go at the resources below and see how many landmarks you can remember.

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