Maps of London

October 6, 2014

We’ve been using Google maps to find Pudding Lane, where the great fire of London began. We compared London to Waltham, and used our noticing skills to identify churches, roads, parks and railways near to Pudding Lane. We made our own maps of Pudding Lane. We added the river Thames too.

Our fire visitor

October 1, 2014

Today we had a very special guest! Steve is from the local fire station and talked to us about his different jobs, what happens in the fire station, and his uniform and equipment. </a The girls tired to lift his oxygen tank- it was very heavy! We had a great afternoon and learnt lots too. […]

Getting into character!

October 1, 2014

We’ve been acting today. Four children were chosen to be Samuel Peyps (who wrote a diary during the great fire of London) Thomas Farryner (who worked in the bakery where the fire started), the mayor and a child from the city of London in 1666. We created questions for the four characters, and listened to […]

Timelines

September 30, 2014

We have been ordering events of the great fire of London. We made our own timelines too!

The Great Fire of London

September 29, 2014

We’ve started to look at the great fire of London today. We read Samuel Pepys’ diary, imagining how he would have felt, and what he would have seen, smelt and heard. We made paintings of the great fire. We cut out silhouettes of buildings with windows… We think they look great!