Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Fire! Fire!

Year 1 have loved learning about the Great Fire of London.  We started with an archaeological dig where we found lots of strange items, many of which were burnt and some of which might have belonged to a baker.  We discovered on the internet that these might have come from the Great Fire of London.

We loved learning about our story book, Toby and the Great Fire of London and wrote our own diary entries for Toby, a boy who lived during the time of the Great Fire, just like the diary that Samuel Pepys wrote.

We looked at where London is on a map and that it’s our capital city and studied how the fire spread over the 4 days.  We also created history timelines.

We created artwork and designed and made our own models of Tudor houses from Pudding Lane.  We looked at the materials houses were made from in 1666 and how and why this has changed today.

We even had a visit from the Fire Brigade to explain what they do and how the London Fire Brigade was set up after the fire so that fires could be fought better in the future. We learnt about Fire Safety including Stop, Drop and Roll.

We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our experiences.  Thank you to Fire Fighter Carrington for coming and telling us all about the Fire Brigade!


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