Fire pit experiment

14th December 2017
The Year 2 Fire Of London topic has been so interesting. As an exciting ending, the children were invited to make a house from a cereal box, ready to burn. The children created a model of London in the fire pit. Mr Tull then set fire to the middle house. We said that was the pretend bakery. The fire did not spread to start with, so Mr Tull explained that the houses needed windows to allow the oxygen in. Once he had created some windows the fire burned very quickly! The children could feel the heat and see the ash in the air.  As an experiment, the teachers had placed pieces of wood and stone in the fire to see what would happen to them. The stone remained undamaged, just as the stone buildings had in 1666.