Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

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The Great Fire Of London

 

During the Autumn term the children study the Great Fire of London a significant historical event from the 17th Century.

 

 

An abstract picture depicting the fire

 

Through the diary of Samuel Pepys the children learn how the fire destroyed parts of London and how the city was changed forever.

Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys

 

The children look at the buildings of the period and create their own buildings. 

The fire quickly spread!
The fire quickly spread!

A visit to Ford Green Hall enables us to see for ourselves a timber-framed house giving us a fascinating insight into the life in the 17th Century.

 

Samuel Pepys talks to the children at Ford Green Hall
Samuel Pepys talks to the children at Ford Green Hall

 

We study how St Paul's Cathedral changed during this time making sketches and sculptures inspired by this great building.

 

The old St.Paul's Cathedral
The old St.Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral today
St Paul's Cathedral today
A clay angel inspired by the interior of St Paul's
A clay angel inspired by the interior of St Paul's

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