Year 2 Learn About the Great Fire of London
Year 2 enjoyed a fantastic workshop about the Great Fire of London on Thursday. It was a great way to start the topic and really brought their learning to life! The children took part in building a typical London street alongside London Bridge before seeing how this layout contributed to the fire spreading rapidly. They found out how people tried to escape the fire as well as how Londoners attempted to put out the fire, enjoying some excellent roleplay. Samuel Pepys made an appearance to read from his famous diary to give his first-hand account of what occurred. Afterwards, the children had fun participating in some activities including an information room with quiz, building a street scene and playing a Fire of London board game, as well as handling (and smelling) some artefacts that would have been used at the time of the fire. A wonderfully interesting morning for all of Year 2!