Year Two had a wonderful time at the Museum of London on Wednesday. As part of their history and literacy topic, The Great Fire of London, the children investigated artefacts that survived the fire in 1666. Such items included a leather fire helmet, fire hocks and pottery. The children learnt that Samuel Pepys, a politician at the time, kept a diary, and details of the Great Fire were included in his diary entries. Children are now studying Samuel’s diary in more detail and they are leaning more about the fire. Over the next few weeks, the children will be writing their own diary from the point of view of someone who survived the fire. The children will also be discussing how London has changed over time.