Year 2 visited Desborough Fire Station and then investigated what happened during the Great Fire of London, learning about a man called Samuel Pepys, and discovering what it was like to live in 1666. They also discovered the history behind Bonfire Night and the Gunpowder Plot to blow up parliament. The children wrote diaries about the fire and newspaper reports in English. They built model Tudor/timber frame houses and produced artwork based on the theme of fire. Finally they spent a day in a 17th century London history workshop, learning about everyday life of people in that period.