This week, Year Two started to read their new book – Vlad and the Great Fire of London.
Before they began the story, they looked at what houses were like in London in 1666. They noticed that the houses were made of wood, with thatch on the roof. The houses were also very close together.
Next the children created their own 3d models of these houses. They looked closely at the wooden beams on the houses from the past. They used these as inspiration when designing their own houses from the seventeenth century. They drew their designs onto plain paper before sticking them on to a cardboard box.
After creating their wonderful houses, it was time to explore what happened during the Great Fire. The children set out their houses in streets, remembering to put them close together, just like they had been in 1666. Next the houses were set on fire. This enabled the children to see how quickly the fire was able to spread by moving from house to house.
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