Holly Class

Autumn Term in  Holly Class!


Fire! Fire!


Our key questions this term are: How did The Great Fire of London change the city? Why do we celebrate Bonfire night?


We will be learning about:

  • Lives of significant historical figures Samuel Pepys and Guy Fawkes.
  • The evens of the Great Fire of London; how this changed the city, houses and the introduction of the fire service.
  • Study the houses of Pudding Lane, design and create our own using different materials and then recreate the fire by burning them.
  • Baking bread
  • ‘London’s Burning’ song – the history behind it and singing rounds.
  • The Gunpowder plot: what was the plan? Where did it go wrong? Why did they plan to do it? What happened after? Why do we still celebrate it now?
  • Bonfire night traditions
  • Capital City – London: landmarks, architecture, past and present.
  • The River Thames



Artwork, including: Silhouettes of the Great Fire of London, flames made from glue and paint; Sketches of modern day London; firework pictures and Holbein Portraits.


In English we will be writing poems, Newspaper reports, Posters and describing the two key events. We will also be looking at the diary of Samuel Pepys and writing our own versions.



In maths we will be focusing on number this term: place value of 2 and 3 digit numbers; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be learning and practising our 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables.


Please continue to encourage your children to learn their times tables. A little and often approach is the best way to ensure secure knowledge of the multiplication and division facts!