This term Year 2 have been learning about the events of the Great Fire of London. As part of our studies we have looked carefully at the chronology of the events, including the reason the fire spread so quickly and was so ferocious! We have found out that the wind direction was extremely important, as it was blowing the fire towards the East. The materials the houses were built of and the dry conditions also had a large role to play in the destruction of London, as did the building themselves being so close together.
To test this, last week we used the fire pit to burn our own set of ‘houses’, cardboard boxes that represented the streets of London. The picture below shows you how we learnt about the fire, its risks and our own safety.