On Wednesday the Year 2 children had a fantastic introduction to their new topic all about The Great Fire of London. Led virtually by Sir John Wilkins, an eyewitness to the Great Fire, the children were told about the key events that happened in September 1666 and learned several skills to help the people whose homes had burned down. They learned how to weave, so that they could make new clothes, they made clay candlestick holders to help people to see in the dark, smoky streets and they made scent bags to hide the horrible smells in London at that time. They also used their quill skills to write a thank you letter to King Charles. The children enjoyed all of the activities, learned a lot and looked great in their costumes!