Discover History – The Great Fire of London

History was brought to life for Year 2 pupils on Monday 13th November when they learned all about the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The pupils were given the opportunity to look at household items made of wood and looked at a map illustrating the damage caused to the city.  After having a go at a fire fighting reconstruction, the children set about rebuilding London house by house which they decided was much easier than cutting down trees and building them the hard way.

After producing a 3D model, the children took on the roles of King Charles, Samuel Peyps and key figures involved in the history of the Great Fire and acted out how the fire started, progressed and eventually ended.  It was great fun and a lot was learned by all!

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