Holy Trinity Tottenham

Serving the Tottenham

Year 4 - notre-dame de paris  


Notre-Dame de Paris (meaning "Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth borough of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It is famous for it’s flying buttress, the enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism  of its sculptural decoration all set it apart from earlier Romanesque architecture.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 and largely completed by 1260, though it was changed frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. Soon after the publication of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1831, popular interest in the building revived. A major restoration project supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845 and continued for twenty-five years. Beginning in 1963, the facade of the Cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original colour. Another campaign of cleaning and restoration was carried out from 1991-2000.​ 


From the clothes that we wear to the groups that we belong to, fashion is about how we want others to view us and think about us. It’s also about our tastes – the things that we like and we don’t like. By learning about fashion, we are learning about people and society, and the things that influence how we, as groups and individuals, present ourselves – to our friends, family and communities.

 In History we’ll be finding out:

  • About fashions and trends in the past, and what might have influenced these
  • About the jewellery that people used to wear in the past.

In Technology we’ll be finding out:

  • How to design and make our own ‘street fashion’
  • How to design a costume for a fictional character

In Art we’ll be finding out:

  • About the work of specific contemporary artists
  • How to print our own t-shirts
  • How to create art in the style of a specific artis​t