Year 2 and the Great Fire of London

Year 2 and the Great Fire of London

21 Apr 2021
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On Sunday 2nd September, 1666, in the early hours of the morning in Pudding Lane, Thomas Farriner realised his bakery was on fire.  

Within a short amount of time the whole bakery was on fire, spreading to the other houses in the lane and so began the Great Fire of London.  Year 2 have been learning about how and why the fire began, why it continued for four days destroying so much of London.  They built their own replica ‘cereal-box-Tudor house’, and, on an appropriately windy day, their houses were lined up as two streets and the children watched a demonstration of how the fire spread so quickly.  They watched in awe with squeals of delight at the flames which moved rapidly through the cereal box streets!  Thank goodness for our modern day fire brigade.