Great Fire of London

(Written by Alex)

In Thinking Skills we wrote about what food you can find in a bakery in an a-z, it was FUN!

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Then Woodpecker Class came in and practised courtesying to King Charles II.

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He came in with some bad news to tell us. London burned down. All of investigated and we did some fun activities to help us solve the mystery.

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Thomas Farynor forgot to put out the fire. Thomas F did some cooking with the class and we asked him questions. 

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Samuel Pepys wrote in code about the fire in his diary and he taught us about the code.

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The Chief firefighter helped us design some new houses.

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It was really exciting because we didn’t know that Charles II would come. It was really funny because our teacher was dressed up as Charles II and was wearing a funny moustache. We made some felt flames, water and smoke with our teacher.

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In our investigation we learned that the fire spread quickly because the houses are made out of wood and straw and they were closely together.

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The weather was dry and the the wind blew the sparks to all the houses.

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