Year 2 travelled back to 1666 this afternoon and learned about The Great Fire of London. The children looked at evidence in the form of historical images and a CGI animation of London’s streets and buildings in the 17th century. They were fascinated to learn about and discuss the way of life during that era (no electricity, cars or telephones!) and the factors that enabled the fire to start and spread to the point where it had engulfed 13,000 buildings. We also compared our fire brigade, safety and prevention information that we are fortunate enough to be protected by today which was not available in 1666.
The children then created their own interpretations of a wooden house that people would have lived in in 1666. They worked incredibly hard. A great first lesson on the great fire!