It has been a very busy few weeks down in PP2 this term, with the children developing their historical knowledge. We have investigated Queen Elizabeth’s rise to the throne and have now moved on in time to find out all about the Great Fire of London and the people who were involved in this.
To help the children to extend their understanding of the past events, we were visited by the amazing Freshwater Theatre Company. Zoe the facilitator of the workshop transported the children back in time to the year 1666. It had been a hot, dry summer and the plague was sweeping the country.
The children began by visiting the different areas of London and meeting the people that inhabited the streets on this sprawling city. It was wonderful to be able to see PP2 fully immersed in the games and drama that the workshop offered. The children also met with Thomas Farriner, his daughter and their servants, they helped to recreate the bustling Pudding Lane and Thomas’ Bakery and act out the events that followed, which saw London change forever.
Luckily PP2 were also visited by Fire Officer Adam Priestley on Wednesday to discuss fire safety and help the children to understand what to do in an emergency and how to stay safe around fire.
Adam kindly allowed the children to try on some of the fire safety clothes that a modern fire officer has to wear. Our thanks go to Adam for giving up his precious time to visit us and spend time with PP2.