During Tog up Thursday we recreated the Great Fire of London using powder paint. We used red and yellow for the flames, blue for the River Thames and black for the smoke. We then lined up and passed the buckets down the line to ‘put it out’, singing London’s burning. We realised how difficult it must have been to put out the fire. We linked this to maths and discussed how we started with a full bucket of water but by the end of the line it was nearly empty. So much fun and so many areas of learning covered.
We kicked off our topic ‘Fire, Fire!’ with a fire alarm to excite and engage the children. The children listened really carefully and knew exactly what to do to stay safe. When we got back to class we discussed fire safety, how we stay safe and how fires are fought today. We went on a walk around school to find evidence of fire safety equipment and notices.