Year 2 have had a brilliant start to the school year! We’ve been learning all about The Great Fire of London and have found out so many facts that we’d like to share with you.
DID YOU KNOW!?
The Great Fire of London happened between 2-5 September in 1666.
The fire began in a bakery in Pudding Lane.
Before the fire began, there had been a drought in London that lasted for 10 months, so the city was very dry.
In 1666, lots of people had houses made from wood and straw which burned easily. Houses were also built very close together.
We know what happened during the fire because people back then wrote about it in letters and newspapers – for instance, Samuel Pepys wrote about it in his diary.
Keyworth Art Project
For the art exhibition we created a silhouette painting of the Great Fire. First we painted our fiery backgrounds using paints and sponges. Then we cut out the buildings, bridges and cathedrals out of black paper. We think they look spectacular!
London past and present
We have also been comparing Tudor houses and 21st Century houses! Back then the houses were made of wood so they were very flammable. This meant that the fire spread quickly. Nowadays houses are made out of brick to stop fires from spreading. London has changed a lot since the fire.
This half term we enjoyed a drama workshop. We had to make potions, be statues and pretended to be different characters!
Keep up with the fantastic homework! The children have been working so hard at home and we love to see that their learning is continued at home.