Great Fire of London Outdoor Workshop

Class 1 were incrediblu lucky enough to have a visit from ‘Alfresco Learning’ this week. In an outdoor workshop, the children were fully immersed into the experience of being a builder in 1666 making walls out of the methods used during the Great Fire of London. Children were asked to use their teamwork skills to create a ‘Wattle Wall’ out of large sticks and then get muddy making the ‘Daub’ used to build structures during that time in history. All children got stuck in and really enjoyed the experience! Once our walls were constructed we discussed how the houses had changed following the fire, children then created a bakery out of different materials in hopes of keeping Thomas Farriner dry in his Bakery. This influenced many scientific discussions about which materials would be suitable linking to our recent in class Science experiment about absorbency!

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