The Great Fire of London
Visit 17th Century London

Prepare tours for key London places, make souvenirs, role-play key people and draw maps, ready to transform your classroom into a recreation of 17th Century London at the time of the 1666 Great Fire. Become tour guides and teach visitors about this historic event.

Session 1 The Great Fire of London Tour

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Give well structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes including for expressing feelings.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London to participate in and prepare a group speech

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 2 The Great Fire of London Souvenirs

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Design and Technology

  • Ddesign purposeful functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London to design and create Great Fire of London souvenirs.

You Will Need

  • Miniature paper house luminaries instructions

Session 3 Table top maps

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.

Art

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Use knowledge gained about the Great Fire of London.
  • Participate in group discussion.
  • Use their knowledge and imagination to create drawings of 17th Century London.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 4 Guided tours of 17th century London

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

English

  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London.
  • Answer questions and speak in the role of a character.
  • Take part in the class drama event.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.