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Year 2 Treehouse Theatre


Today year 2 were lucky enough to be visited by Ben from Treehouse Theatre. We went back in time and learnt all about the Great Fire of London. To begin the session we sat on mats and Ben re-enacted the story (at a social distance). The children were very excited by this and it was interesting to hear the various things that happened when the fire broke out. We then took part in a workshop where we had to pretend to be someone who was around during the Great Fire of London. The children chose jobs that they would have done in 1666. They then re-enacted each part of the story. They had to think carefully about what items they might take with them and how they would feel about all those that they have left behind. They then acted out trying to put out the fire, and realised what a tricky job this would have been in 1666. To end the workshop they had to discuss as a team to think about how they could pay the ferry to take them across to the other side. Overall the session was a great success and the children gained a great deal of knowledge from it. We feel very lucky that we were able to still carry out this workshop and we were very impressed with the measures Ben put in place to ensure the session was socially distanced and Covid friendly.