London’s Burning

The Great Fire of London became a raging inferno and engulfed buildings in moments right in front of the children from Year 2. The historic scene was recreated pupils as part of their topic. They created Tudor style homes out of paper and card, and decorated them to create a typical street scene of homes, businesses and warehouses from London of 1666.

To simulate the great fire, the houses were laid out on the playground and set alight, under the safe watch of ex-fireman Mr Knight! As the flames spread the pupils sang the historic rhyme London’s Burning.

The flames and smoke billowed above the rooftops as the children watched just how quickly the fire spread through the closely-packed miniature homes.