St John Bosco Catholic Primary School

Year 2 had a fantastic visit to the local Oak House Museum to learn more about The Great Fire of London. The children dressed up in clothes from the 1600s and instantly transformed into servants. In the main house they had to prepare the house for the master by cooking on an open fire; turning the spit; making pomanders to help keep the house fresh; warming the bed. They also learned how to write with a quill and ink (not as easy as it looks). We had a lesson from Samuel Pepys – Charlie and Tristan looked amazing in the replica clothes and wig! They finished the trip by making a traditional wall made out of reeds and the finale was learning to sing the famous song London’s Burning. All children had a great time learning new and interesting facts about the Great Fire of London. Well done to all children for their exceptional behaviour.