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Our Trip to Greater Manchester Fire Museum


We had a fabulous day at the museum. We loved our session in ‘The Learning Suite’ where we impressed James, the leader of our day, with our knowledge of The Great Fire and the people involved. We then became firefighters as we tried using an old fashioned squirt; it definitely would not have put out The Great Fire! We then stepped back in time as we went into the museum and looked at how the way fires were fought, uniforms and fire vehicles have changed over time!  
We also looked at how helmets have developed and even tried some on. In the afternoon we tried our hand at sliding down a fireman’s pole, drove a virtual fire engine and tried uniforms on. We even climbed on board a real fire engine! 
We had a super time and are very grateful to James and Les from the museum for giving us such a fun day of learning. 🚒 


The photos below are in 2 sets because we split into 2 mixed groups for each activity. Hopefully your child will explain what is happening in each picture. 

What was London like in 1666? We have studied London today, so now let us journey into the past...


Based on reading our non fiction books,   viewing a special 3D film by Pudding Lane Productions that took us back in time through the streets of London as they would have been in 1666, we worked in groups imagine what we may have seen, heard, touched, smelled and tasted, had we been present at that time... here are a few of our ideas...

What were the houses like in 1666? How was life on the street similar or different to ours today?


We researched this question through looking at pictures and exploring our 'Magic Grandad' program. We recorded the differences and then wrote senses poems applying our knowledge so far. 

We studied the design and materials used to build Tudor houses and painted these to illustrate our work.