Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Spring 1 - Fire! Fire!


Fire! Fire!

Every member of Duckpuddle class were so excited to begin this topic, adults included! We began by creating the view through Samuel Pepys window and finding out as much as we could about The Great Fire of London. Throughout our topic we tasted some parmesan, similar to the cheese Samuel Pepys buried in his garden to keep it safe, as well as baking our own 17th Century Bread!


In science we investigated which materials would make a good bucket to use during the Fire of London. We caried out simple tests to see if paper, glass and fabric would be suitable materials. We got very wet trying to transport water in a paper bucket!


We ended our topic with an art day to create Pudding Lane and famous landmarks that were affected by the fire. With thanks to Royston Fire Brigade, we were able to set fire to our creations and watch them burn! There was a lot of excitement as the whole school had a fire talk and watched on the field.