S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Y2 investigate the Great Fire of London

Y2 investigate the Great Fire of London

This term the children in Year 2 have travelled back in time to 1666 to be Great Fire of London detectives. They have used the internet, books, and pictures to investigate what might have happened and consider why the fire spread so quickly. Fun was had looking at Samuel Pepys’ clothing and important diary, as well as discussing the credibility of an eye witness account.

Timber framed style houses, collages of the fire, newspaper reports, posters and observational drawings of London buildings today have all been encountered. The children enjoyed looking at photographs of The Monument to The Fire, hardly believing it was possible to venture right to the top of it, climbing hundreds of spiralling stairs. Maybe we could manage a school visit there one day……..