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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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The Great Fire of Gravesend

We brought our 1666 learning to life on Holy Trinity's playground!

Over the past two weeks, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. Our teachers have been incredibly impressed with how much we have remembered and the facts which we have been bringing into our learning, such as our poetry writing within English Skills. We have been using our historical and scientifc learning to write a London fire poem to the tune of 'The Wheels on the Bus'.


First, we made our houses out of different everyday materials which we are able to name the properties of. We worked in different groups so that we had a range of houses and materials to test. Can we tell you the properties of the materials?






On Tuesday, we excitedly headed out onto the playground for our experiment. We sat behind the safety line whilst the adults made the spark to set each house alight one by one. Can we tell you how to keep safe in a fire?

We found that the bricks, glass and metal were better than the wood, cardboard and plastic. Can we explain how we know this?

We were really impressed with how powerful our fire was, which meant we were able to accurately choose which material King Charles II should have ensured the houses were made of in 1666.

Also this week, in maths we have continued our learning of money. We have recapped the value of the coins and learnt about the colours of the notes and their value. Can we identify them when out shopping?

We hope you enjoy reading about our learning, just as much as we enjoy the experiences. Let us know what you think below in the comment box!

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