Year 2 enjoyed a trip to Staircase House Museum in Stockport. In the morning they all dressed up and re-enacted the events of The Great Fire of London in the 17th century rooms of the house. The characters included Samuel Pepys, King Charles, maids, soldiers and the linkboy. In the afternoon the children had a ‘hands on’ session making a ‘wattle and daub’ panel. This helped them to understand how houses were made before and during the 17th century. Their handiwork is on display at school. The children also had a ‘fire mark’ session where they learned about the beginnings of house insurance and the fire service. They created their own fire mark to take home. The children had a fantastic time and the experiences really brought the topic to life for them.