On 2nd December, the children in Year 2 visited the Museum of London as part of their history topic on The Great Fire of London.
They visited the exhibition where they saw a enactment of the fire taking hold of the city. They were also lucky enough to see the many artefacts that are in the museum, from primary sources such as a bread oven and trade tokens from the 1600s to replicas of the city and paintings depicting the fire as it spread from Pudding Lane in 1666.
The children also took part in a workshop where they had the opportunity to use their drama skills to act of scenes from the event.
Once they had experienced the Great Fire exhibitions, they also got the opportunity to explore the other galleries in the museum, including Roman London, the expanding city and the world city which helped them to gain a greater understanding of the city in which they live, linking with the whole school topic of ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner.’
All of the children thoroughly enjoyed their experience, helping them to consolidate their historical knowledge of the Great Fire and the impact that it had on London and fire safety.