Year 2 had a wonderful trip to Staircase House Museum in Stockport which rounded off a very exciting topic on the Great Fire of London and the Plague of 1665.
The children role played different historical figures from Charles ll and Samuel Pepys, to soldiers and maids, whilst they were guided through the story of The Great Fire of London, as seen through eyewitness Samuel Pepys own diary recordings.
In the afternoon they found out more about the 1665 Plague, which spread through London at that time. One of the children dressed up as the Quack Doctor and then they all made a Plague cure using herbs and spices.
Year 2 also learnt more about the actual building of Staircase House over 500 years ago. They saw how the historical building would have been constructed with ‘wattle and daub’ using huge oak timbers from the surrounding countryside and there was an opportunity to make their own section of ‘wattle and daub’ using willow sticks and clay.
After singing ‘London’s Burning’, the children returned to school tired, but full of tales about their great day out.