GREAT FIRE OF LONDON

Outdoor Learning Workshop

Explore this historical event through your outdoor space!

Taking place entirely outdoors, this workshop is designed for Key Stage One and acts as a memorable introduction to The Great Fire of London or can be used to recall historical facts and deepen understanding of why the fire spread so quickly.

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The session will cover science through the context of history!

Tick off your science objectives for working scientifically and materials & their properties. Our practical hands-on approach to learning outdoors provides an inclusive learning style that creates a memorable experience for all involved.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

The children will be introduced to Thomas Farriner, his fateful bakery on Pudding Lane and the historical (and rather muddy!) wattle & daub method it was built with.

The children will learn that this was the method used to build houses in 1666 and so this is how Thomas Farriner’s bakery was actually made. As a class they will learn how to create a strong wattle structure using sticks and then have some fantastic muddy fun adding the daub mixture to complete their wall.
Using building Thomas Farriner a new improved bakery as motive, we will move on to investigating materials. In small groups, the children will work scientifically to evaluate the suitability of different building materials. Using their findings the children will work together to create a model bakery that has to be strong, windproof and waterproof. They will evaluate their structures as they’re built and improve them by reflecting on the results of our materials investigation.

How long does the outdoor workshop last?

The workshop lasts 2 hours and is available to book 10am-12pm & 1pm – 3pm.

A single workshop classes as a half day and can be booked either in the morning or afternoon. Two workshops classes as a full day.

PRICES

FULL DAY £350
HALF DAY £225

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“I feel inspired and excited to plan more outdoor sessions. The workshop had great links to DT, Science and History.”

- Year 2 Teacher