Today, Year Two have had a wonderful day learning more facts about The Great Fire of London from Sir William Petty. Children came dressed in period dress and they looked fantastic!
The day began learning about London in the past. Sir William told the children about London, The River Thames and the reason why people had fires in the past. They found out about storm lanterns and how they kept the wind out. Some children even tested this by blowing on the lantern. Can you guess what happened?
In the workshop with Sir William, the children learnt about the houses and why they set on fire. They even completed an experiment to show how easily the houses set on fire. Some children were houses, some children were warehouses and others were churches.
Another exciting part of the workshop included the children showing how to pass the buckets of water from The River Thames. Ask your child about the material the buckets were made from. Did you know that when the fire was burning, people escaped with their furniture? They used the boats on the Thames to help to move it.
We are sure the children have had an amazing day and enjoyed their workshops with Sir William. What a fun filled day they had!
Questions you could ask your child:
When did the fire start?
Where did the fire start?
What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden?
Why did only six people die in the fire?