Class 1 learned all about the Great Fire of London this term.
We did some role play to help us remember and understand how the events of the fire unfolded.
Some people buried their important belongings in their gardens to keep them safe from the fire.
People tried to put out the fire with buckets of water and some houses were pulled down with fire hooks to stop the fire spreading further.
We found a page from Samuel Pepys' diary. It was covered in ash and a bit burned.
The diary entry helped us discover what it was like to be in London at the time of the fire.
We wrote our own diary entries and signed them with a quill.
Samuel Pepys sometimes wrote in code, so we made up our own codes and wrote with feather quills.
As the Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, we had a go at making our own bread.
We worked in groups to make a bakery. Some of them were life size...
...and some were miniature.
We designed and built a monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London.
The Fire Brigade came in to talk to us about the differences between fighting fires in 1666 and now.
These hoses would have been VERY useful during the Great Fire!
We looked at how different the houses were in Tudor times.
We designed and made some Tudor houses.
Then we recreated the Great Fire of London (on a much smaller scale!) in our playground.
The fire started in the bakery and spread to all the houses.
We watched from a safe distance.
The fire spread because the houses were so close together.
Finally the fire was out. We loved learning about the Great Fire of London!