This term Year 2 are learning and invesigating the Great Fire of London.
Last week we discovered that it began in a bakery on Puddling Lane that belonged to the baker Thomas Farynor. The children used storytelling techniques to rewrite the dramatic events that unfolded during the terrifying 4 days of burning.
We researched art that had been created shortly after the Great Fire of London and we used our sketching skills to recreate this art work. The children used the foreground, midground and background to create depth to the image. They used shading to show the smoke rising and shadows on the River Thames.
This week children became historians and used maps to investigate and explain the areas of London that burned quickly as well as discovering how the wind changed the speed and ferocity of the fire. They were asked to justify their ideas using the evidence that they found on the maps.