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Lane School

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In art we are learning all about Christopher Wren. Christopher Wren was an architect famous for redesigning St Paul's Cathedral, after it burnt down during the Great Fire of London. We had a lovely afternoon using our knowledge of colour, line, shape and pattern to recreate ceiling tiles in the style of Christopher Wren.

Partake Theatre - The Great Fire of London

The students in KS1 loved their hook into our next enquiry with the Partake Theatre company. They had the opportunity to learn about the Great Fire of London through drama, dance and music. In costume, the students acted out significant people at the time including Thomas Farriner and King Charles!


During the first half term, our writing unit was instructions. Children in KS1 received a special video from King Charles setting them a challenge to become his new baker! The students had to follow the a set of instructions to bake a delicious, tasty bread roll. The children worked together whilst learning new vocabulary such as prove, knead and evenly. To help the children, expert bakers from the local community (Co-op) came into school to teach the children how to make bread and what ingredients they need. 

Design and Technology

We were extremely lucky to have a special visit from the fire service team from Bingham. The team spoke to the children about how fire safety has changed since 1666 and how to be safe at home. Before they left, they gave the children a design brief which requires the children to make a cart that would have been used instead of a fire engine in 1666. They have told the children it must have wheels, be strong to carry a leather bucket and be waterproof! They are coming back soon to see our final products... 

Remembrance Day 2023

The children observed a minute silence today and completed activities to understand the significance of this solemn occasion. We believe that these experiences have not only enriched their understanding of history but have also contributed to their personal and social development. We encourage you to discuss with your child the significance of Remembrance Day and how their small acts of remembrance contribute to a larger collective memory.

Attendance Prize for 2CR! 

Well done 2CR for winning the best attendance in KS1 for the first half term - we hope you enjoyed your pizza party! 


The children had a fantastic time being geographers this week! We explored using a compass to locate the 4 cardinal points in the classroom. The children loved finding out where north, south, east and west was. After, we looked at maps from London to locate landmarks we recognise from the Great Fire of London.