As part of the History studies, our Year 2 children went back in time to 1666 when The Great Fire of London took place. The children had the opportunity to explore the different jobs that were around during that period, including: weaving, sewing, candle making, leather making, writing with ink and a feather, the barbershop, perfume making and making metal buttons.
The children were taken on a journey from how and where the fire started, where it spread, how it spread so fast and how it ended. They were so immersed in the experience; they even saw the mice and rats that were running around the streets of London!
They learned important names like Thomas Farrinor and understood the importance of Samuel Pepy’s diary.
We were blown away by the children’s ability to use the new vocabulary they learnt like, ‘destruction’, ‘leather’ and ‘modern’.