Year 2 received a visitor into school yesterday for a ‘Great Fire of London’ workshop. Although the heavens opened early yesterday morning, the weather cleared up thankfully by the time we went outside to set up our own Pudding Lane. It was still a little wet underfoot but the children had come into school prepared with warm clothes and wellies.
For the last few weeks, the children have been working on creating model houses in the Tudor style. After setting up the houses to model Pudding Lane in London, our visitor set fire to them so that the children could appreciate how dangerous fire is, how quickly it can spread and how easily the fire jumped from house to house in the great fire. This allowed the children to really experience what the Great Fire of London was like – the sights, smells and sounds.
After a little break inside to warm up, we went back onto the school field into the gazebo and enjoyed toasted marshmallows and apple dipped in sugar.
The children had a fantastic day and the workshop will equip them with lots of ideas to use in their Great Fire of London newspaper report that they’ll be writing soon.