Exploring the National Archives
It was a very enjoyable trip for Year 2 boys to the National Archives at Kew last week.
They behaved impeccably and were complimented for their good manners. They had a trip back over 400 years in history to the time of the Great Fire of London. They shared the facts they already knew about the topic and learned new information like London Bridge and its waterwheel were one of the first things to burn down and that a Water bearer even lived on Pudding Lane with Thomas Farriner himself!
The boys explored maps and replica documents and even saw an original document that the King has used to tax the residents of London. This was a fantastic learning experience for everyone!