Fighting Fire with Year 2

Mrs Louise Caldwell, Y2 teacher writes: In mid-September Perform for Schools visited Y2. They performed a fascinating workshop about London's disastrous fire of 1666, exploring the key locations and characters.

The children were taken back in a time capsule where they met Samuel Pepys, Thomas Farriner and King Charles II. They performed an interactive timeline based on key dates in Pepys' diary and improvised the start of the fire in Pudding Lane. Libby said “We had fun, I enjoyed learning ‘The Fire of London Rap’.” Flo “…loved performing my fire dance.”

Miss Freya Webb, Y2 teacher writes: Two days later Y2 were lucky enough to receive a visit from the Hampshire Fire Service. We learnt a lot about how to be safe at home and at school, including how often we need to check our smoke alarms. After that, we played a ‘Hoses & Ladders’ board game, listened to a story and got to visit the fire engine.

We practised driving to an emergency, and using the fire hose while wearing our fire tunics and helmets was one of our favourite parts of the day.

Maeve: “I really liked using the hose to hit the fire target, and seeing the water turn into a rainbow.”

Evie: “I learnt that it takes firefighters a long time to put their boots on!”

Georgia: “I loved being the driver of the fire engine, and I really liked squirting the water.”