On Monday, we had a visit from ‘History off the Page’ who transformed our studio into the bustling city of London in 1666. Thank you to parents for helping and for providing costumes that helped the children get into character and to set the scene. Children spent the morning walking the streets of London and becoming apprentices learning a range of skills and jobs. This included working as an Apothecary, Barber Surgeon, Leather Worker, Chandler, Perfumer, Seamstress, Weaver, Metalworker, Writer or Rat Catcher. 

As the children were busy learning their trades, the fire spreads, smoke starts to spread through the streets and the children worked in teams to pull down buildings and deliver water to try to stop the fire.

After lunch, we learnt about why and how the fire had spread through the city and which parts were destroyed. They joined in an archaeological dig and excavated the charred remains looking for belongings trying to identify buildings.

Corey and Florrie were lucky enough to have their button moulds used to make real buttons out of metal; we saw how heating metal can change it from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid again.  

Everyone had a fantastic day sharing their knowledge and reliving the past events of The Great Fire.


Our Vision

“At Loatlands Primary School we aim to nurture children with the skills and qualities to strive for excellence and flourish in a modern world.

We aim to grow together as a ‘school family’ to develop lasting learning partnerships and the respect of others."

Upcoming Events

31 Jan
Reception screening-named children
Thu 31, 01 2019 9:30 am - 11:30 am
6 Feb
PALS Disco
Wed 06, 02 2019 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
11 Feb
Culture Week
Mon 11, 02 2019 - Fri 15, 02 2019
12 Feb
KS1 Dodgeball at Montsaye
Tue 12, 02 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
13 Feb
Family Open Afternoon
Wed 13, 02 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
15 Feb
Term 3 Ends
Fri 15, 02 2019

Contact Us

Postal Address

Loatlands Primary School,
Harrington Road,
NN14 2NJ

Tel/Fax: 01536 506404

Key Contacts:

Headteacher: Mr A R Izzard-Snape

Deputy Headteacher:  Miss J P Heald

Assistant Headteacher & SENDCO: Mrs S Roper

Chair of Governors:    Ms T Jones