Today we looked at a range of fire-fighting methods used during the Great Fire. The children had to mime how one of the fire-fighting methods was operated and we discussed the disadvantages and limitations of each. We then talked about the people who helped put out the fire (The ordinary people who lived in London, Samuel Pepys, King Charles, Duke of York and soldiers) and then talked about who could be to blame for not stopping the fire (Thomas Farriner, The Lord Mayor).
The children used wax drawing and colour washing as a reminder of the waterproof properties of wax.
The children designed their own floor mats and then identifed and tested different routes around their mat.