A lady called Helena came to see us too. Helena is from Norwich 1666. She wasn't in London when the fire happened. Helena asked us if we wanted to see what items they had in their houses during the time of the fire.
We were very interested in what all of the items were. Some of the items we saw were a lot different to our version of the item.
Some of the items were the same. This one was obvious, we knew it was a drinking cup.
This is a flintlock gun. It was quite heavy.
This is a gunpowder horn. The horn holds the gunpowder. The cork at the bottom gets pulled off and can be tipped into the gun. Helena demonstrated how this was done.
The walls of this lantern is made from bull horn.
The large white tower was exciting for us all. We didn't know what it was. Helena told us it is called sugar loaf. This is Helena's favourite thing. Samuel Pepys saved his cheese and wine, Helena said she would save her sugar.
Acorn class went to Stranger's Hall in Norwich to find out more about The Great Fire of London.
We had people come in and dress up. They were dressed up from the past (1666).
We had a visit from a lady called Jemima. Jemima time travelled to Norwich from 1666 to tell us all about the fire. She asked us how we found out about the fire and how it was put out. We said we looked up some information on a computer. Jemima didn't know what a computer was. She said she knew what books were and we told her all about Samuel Pepy's diary.
We performed a drama piece about Jemima's experience during the fire. Jemima said she went to bed, she wrapped herself up in her blanket and went to sleep.
She then heard a small shout "fire". But her sister said not to worry and to go back to bed. Jemima tucked herself back into her blanket and went back to sleep. She then heard "fire" this time a little bit louder. Jemima told her sister again but was told to get back to sleep. A loud shout of "FIRE" and banging on the door made Jemima get up out of bed to see what the fuss was about.
So we packed up our belongings and walked to safety. It was very crowded so we bumped into a lot of people and had to say sorry.
Jemima told us we were going to be putting out the fire.
Four of us acted out putting out the fire by using buckets and water from the Thames.
Some of us acted as the fire.
The fire spreading through London.
The firefighters had to put out the fire with buckets. Once all 4 firefighters had put their buckets on the fire, the fire was put out.