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This term, Y1 Pre-Prep pupils became museum curators with their Great Fire of London exhibition, which they proudly presented to parents and staff in March. The exhibition, showcasing the learning the children had covered across the curriculum, proved to be a huge success, with children from across the Pre-Prep and Year 3 being guided around the museum by the Y1 pupils.

The display featured an incredible miniature replica of Pudding Lane, audio guides voiced by the pupils, hand-written letters by the pupils to Samuel Pepys, artwork inspired by scenes of the fire, and recipes from their bread making. The museum also presented the children’s own thoughtful theories as to the purpose and use of artefacts from the Tudor period and theories as to how, when and where the Great Fire occurred, which the children formed after collaboratively exploring historical sources.

“It was absolutely wonderful to see how proud they all were, but also to see the phenomenal breadth of the curriculum that you have been able to cover with them all in the context of a single topic and in such a short space of time, at the same time as keeping the children interested and engaged. It really is testament to the fantastic teaching that you and Highgate are doing.” Year 1 parent

“Thank you so much for a wonderful exhibition, it was so immersive and amazing to see how the kids interacted.” Year 1 parent