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Great Fire of London

What an exciting day we had today. As part of our new learning in History, we were treated to a wonderful workshop about the Great Fire of London! We all dressed up in period costumes and everybody had an important part to play.


We met Mrs Ashby who was one of Samuel Pepys' maids and she helped us to act out the story and sequence all of the important parts. 


The children learnt about how the fire started, they acted out people trying to escape the fire and then tried to put the fire out! They learnt all about the old equipment and how there was no fire brigade and we learnt that the fire spread because the houses were close together and made out of wood. They role played pulling the houses down using fire hooks to try and stop the fire from spreading and pretended to blow the houses up using gunpowder!


Everybody had a fantastic time and it was a great way to start our new learning in a fun and practical way. All of the children were engaged and eager to learn and their behaviour was excellent! Well done children!


Next, we will be continuing our learning about The Great Fire of London by learning the key dates, sequencing the story, writing fact files, diary entries and reports.