The Great Fire of London 2014


On Monday 10th March Year 1 and 2 traveled back to September 1666 to learn more about The Great Fire of London! They trained as apprentices in different workshops; making candles, weaving, sewing, writing with quills, grinding corn and making bread, making medicine at the apothecary, dying different yarns, making leather bookmarks and clay tablets.
In the afternoon the children became archaeologists, searching for artifacts in the soil after the fire and working out which workshop remains they found.
We we ended the day with looking at traditional house from 1666 and why it burned so quickly and listening to a story of a family who lived through the fire.
The children (and adults) thoroughly enjoyed bringing History ‘to life’.