We started off our day with a visit from a theatre company who helped bring the Great Fire of London alive. Annie gave the children a very interactive workshop where they recreated the fire with ribbions and actions. The children loved all of the different movements and rhymes Annie taught them.
We then had a go at writing our names with a quill and ink just like Samuel Pepys. We found it very tricky to write with them!
This afternoon we had a visit from the firemen who helped us set our Tudor houses on fire. We joined them close together just like the houses were in 1666 and watched the fire spread very quickly. The children sang the rhyme 'London's burring'. Beforehand we talked about fire safety. The firemen did a great job at keeping us very safe. We then all had a turn at using the fireman's hose to put the fire out.
The children have learnt so much about the Great fire of London and have been absorbed throughout the whole topic. I have enjoyed hearing about their visits to London to go up the monument and trips to see Pudding Lane.