School webteam: February 2015
Sapphire and Pearl classes visited Staircase House to learn about the Great Fire of London. They discovered where, when and why the fire broke out. they used evidence to develop their understanding of the past by reading extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary and by examining paintings from the time.
The children enjoyed dressing up and acting out the story of the Great Fire of London. They learned how houses were constructed and they worked collaboratively to make a small wattle and daub panel using withies and clay. They also met the Plague doctor and they created some Stuart cures using herbs.