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Investigating primary sources at the National Archives

Following on from their study of the great fire of London, Year 2 boys visited the National Archives to investigate the sources of their knowledge and information.

From original documents, pupils were able to deduce where the infamous baker, Thomas Farriner, had lived and from maps, how the fire had spread from Pudding Lane. They were even able to read the declaration made by Charles II after the fire saying that all new buildings should be made of brick or stone and no longer timber!  

Sarah Sullivan, Junior Boys teacher, commented on the visit: “It was an excellent trip and a great opportunity for pupils to look at primary sources to consolidate their learning; the boys really proved they knew their stuff. Behaviour was exemplary and their teachers were very proud of them!”

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