History Off the Page

On Wednesday, Year 2 children were visited by ‘History off the Page’ to learn about life in London during the Great Fire in 1666. The children pretended to be London workers and participated in a number of activities, including using hammers and tools to create leather bookmarks, sewing their initials into fabric to make a handkerchief, making their own ink to write with, making candles, creating button moulds from clay and making bread. They also acted out scenes from that period in history and learned about where the fire had started and how it was eventually extinguished. They then explored different artefacts from that time and had fun guessing who they might have belonged to. It was a very engaging and educational day.