We had a visit from Partake Theatre which linked with our topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’. The children were all extremely excited to dress up as residents of London from 1666. Some children were even chosen to act out the roles of King Charles the Second and Thomas Farriner!
The children acted out many of the events of the 4 day long fire, including filling their buckets up with water from the River Thames to try and put it out, digging holes to bury their favourite possessions, pulling the houses down with fire hooks and even pretended to be the rats who were carrying the Plague! It really helped us to understand just how frightened all the people must have been at the time.
This experience has improved our knowledge and understanding of the event which has meant that the content of our writing has been wonderful. Thank you to all the parents and carers who brought in their pound so that we could enjoy this wonderful experience!
The Year 1 Team.