In Year 1 we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London in our Humanities art and music lessons. Take a look at our art work where the children have tried to represent the wooden house of London in 1666. We have learned that the wooden houses were part of the reason why the Great Fire spread so readily through the streets. We used collage materials to make a 2D picture of a typical street.
As the fire swept through London at the start of a dry September and after a long hot Summer, we added fire to our models in 2018.
As part of our learning we played a game by the British museum where we learned how hard the Londoners struggled to fire the fire, but were soon rendered helpless by the lack of helpful equipment and the relentless power of the fire. There is a link to the game in our "useful websites" section
As part of our ongoing topic about The Great Fire of London, this week we have been writing to King Charles to let him know about the conditions on Pudding Lane in 1066. We used our senses of hearing, sight, smell and touch to describe what we could hear, see, smell and feel around us during the fire!