MacArthur really enjoyed their Great Fire of London experience! We dressed up in outfits from the time and experienced life as a 1666 baker! Using a simple bread recipe, we made our own bread rolls. We used brown flour as only the very rich would have been able to afford to buy white flour for their bread!
We also wrote using quills and ink! It took a very long time as you have to dip the quill in every time you want to write a letter!
As part of our work on the Great Fire of London, MacArthur have made their own 1666 street. They made houses focussing on the period features of the time - wooden timber beams, an overhanging jetty, thatched roof, rough wattle and daub walls and diamond windows.
MacArthur made the street and acted out the fire, thinking about how the fire might of spread and how they tried to stop it.
Can you spot Thomas Farriner in his bakery or the people escaping by cart or on the River Thames?
Mrs Stockdale & Mrs Thompson