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The Great Fire of London

Year 2 have enjoyed 1666 Dress Up Day as part of their Great Fire of London topic. The children in Coral and Orange class have been learning about what life was like in London 1666, including the different jobs people had. Year 2 enjoyed dressing up as some workers from this time. Here’s what some of them had to say: 

James said, “I am dressed as a plague doctor. A plague doctor drew crosses on people’s doors if they had the disease.” 

Ruby said, “I am a baker but I don’t work in Thomas Farriner’s bakery where the Great Fire started.” 

Joseph told his class mates, “I am a rat catcher. Rat catchers were important in London in 1666 because there were lots of rats that ran around the city spreading diseases.” 

River said, “I am a scullery maid. I would clean people’s houses and wash the pots. Sometimes I might help with cooking. Scullery maids sometimes lived in people’s houses and slept on the floor in the basement. They didn't clean toilets because the gong farmers did that!”