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London Landmarks

Today we began to explore London with a little help from Barnaby Bear! We discussed where London is found and located it on a map of Britain. We then travelled through London with Barnaby Bear as he showed us many different landmarks you can visit. We reall enjoyed sharing stories of times that we have visited London pointing out landmarks that we recongised. 

Can you name some of these London Landmarks?

How did the Great Fire of London start?

We have now begun to talk about the events of the Great Fire of London. It started in Pudding lane in a bakers shops that belonged to Thomas Farriner. He forgot to put out his fire on the night of Sunday 2nd September 1666. Then, the fire grew and grew until it started to pass from house to house. People had to start pulling down their houses to help stop the fire from spreading.

Our Great Fire of London Day

On Thursday 16th January, we had a full fun day learning about The Great Fire of London. We began by learning how the Fire started in 1666 and used drama and freeze frames to act out parts of the story. The children discovered how the fire spread quickly throughout Pudding Lane, due to dry summer that had just passed, the houses being close together and made out of wood. We also learned what people had to do to save themselves and worked as a team to transport water in buckets from the river Thames to help prevent the fire from spreading.

In the afternoon, the children got to make Tudor houses and baked Fire Cakes which would of appeared in the bakery on Pudding Lane. We ended the day by singing London's burning and enjoyed our yummy Fire Cakes. 

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