Retelling the Great Fire of London

18th November 2022

This week, Years 2 and 3 went on a school visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, exploring its historical and mathematical significance.

Upon arriving at the cathedral, the children participated in a dramatic retelling of the Great Fire of London, learning how St Paul’s (a stone building) was destroyed during the fire. They then went on a tour of the cathedral, which included lying beneath the famous muralled dome, exploring the resting place of Sir Christopher Wren and climbing the monumental 528 steps to the Golden Gallery.

The trip linked in with the Humanities’ topic of The Great Fire of London, allowing the children to understand the colossal destruction which was left in the wake of the fire. It also reinforced this week’s focus of the importance of Maths when designing and creating pieces of architecture.