The Great Fire of London – A Baker’s Tale

Our Year 2 classes have had a very exciting week finishing their topic on the Great Fire of London. This week, not only did they design and build Tudor houses which they burnt so they could see how the fire spread, children also took part in a drama workshop where they ‘met’ Thomas Farriner, the King’s baker, from Pudding Lane, who survived the fire to tell the story of what happened during those three fateful days. Children learnt from him and later Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist of the time, what it was like to live in London before and after the fire. During this workshop the children created ‘freeze frames’ acting out scenes from the fire, showing emotions through voice and facial expressions. They also learnt the song, 'London's burning'

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