The Great Fire of London
Children in Year 1 loved researching and finding out all about the Great Fire of London. We located where the fire started, on Pudding Lane and explored why the fire started. We learnt about or first significant person, Samuel Pepys and how he was famous for writing a diary all about the Great Fire. We also had a very special visitor, a Fire man came into school to see us to tell us all about how fire safety has changed since 1666. The children created some amazing art work representing the Great Fire of London too!
Changes Within Living Memory
The children in Year 2 started their history off by looking at how things have changed over the years. They compared toys looking at how they have changed over time. We noticed that toys used to be made out of wood and now they tend to be made out of plastic. We went on a fantastic trip to Bolton Museum where we played old schools games and asked lots of questions about what it was like for people 100 years ago and 50 years ago.