This half term, Year 2’s topic is ‘History of Camden Canals’. We will look at photos and paintings of the canals from the past and present and make comparisons between them, talking about their original purpose and how that may have changed over time. We will also use drama and related picture books to explore the history of our local canals and to inspire our writing.

Today, we went for a walk along the canal near our school to find relics of Camden’s canal history. We saw the old lock keepers cottage, the arms of the Prince Regent, slipways for fallen horses, old wharfs and much more. We compared this to modern life of the canal such as the houseboats, food, markets, local art and wildlife.

It was such a fantastic trip! Here are a few photos: