Maple imagining London in 1666

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This week as part of our history, we looked at some pictures of how London was back in 1666. The children discussed what jobs people might have had, what the houses were like, what the streets might have felt like to walk in and how people lived. We then decided to create our own London streets with children taking on different roles. We had bakers, a fishmonger, some beggars and some shoe shiners. We even had others sweeping the streets and some farmers delivering hay on their horse and cart! The classroom was buzzing and the children were very animated whilst acting out their roles – this made writing about the differences between the streets of London in 1666 and the present day more interesting.