This Thursday, Year 2 had a blast learning about the Great Fire of London from the Tower of London. They were mesmerised by the Beefeaters and Guards who stalk the grounds and protect the Crown Jewels and enjoyed learning about a superstition that holds, “if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it”.

 

They were lucky to have Sir Christopher Wren (or so they were told) tell them the story of Samuel Pepys and the six-year-old boy who watched the flames approaching from within the Tower walls. They witnessed the last remaining Stuart houses in London and entered the White Tower where Samuel Pepys would have met with King Charles ll to discuss stopping the spread of the fire. Some of the children were even lucky enough to see Pudding Lane and the Monument from the coach.

 

What made the day truly special was the fantastic way the pupils got into role play and re-enacted scenes from 1666, as well as the extent to which they were able to relay facts about the topic. Well done Year 2!

 

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