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The Great Fire of London

£10.00
SKU H2CS40130
Key Stage 1 Britain after 1066 Significant Individuals History Year 2

This Great Fire of London KS1 planning pack is full of all the lesson plans, differentiated activity ideas, slideshow presentations and printable worksheets and resources you need to deliver a fantastic Year 2 Great Fire of London scheme of work to your class!

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

Take your children back to 1666 and the era of the Stuarts as they find about about the Great Fire of London and the effect it had on the people of the time. They will find out when, where, how and why the Great Fire happened, and explore how we know about it through the diary of Samuel Pepys and other sources.

This KS1 Great Fire of London pack contains everything you need to teach your class what they need to know about one of the most devastating years in London's history - and it's all prepared and ready for you to download and teach!

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'The Great Fire of London' as a cross-curricular topic.

 

#Lesson11666London

1666 London: a very different place then, compared to how it is today! In this first lesson of the complete scheme of work, you'll introduce your class to the Great Fire by looking at what London was like in 1666.

Children will compare maps and pictures of 1666 London and the city as it is today. They'll use a timeline to put the date of the fire into context, too – and broaden their background knowledge of the place where the devastating fire raged for nearly five days.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Timeline cards
#Lesson2TheGreatFireofLondonStory

The Great Fire of London story is retold, in this lesson, from the point of view of Samuel Pepys.

The detailed slides describe key points in the events prior to, and during, the fire.

The differentiated activities challenge children to sequence the key events and retell the story in a variety of fun ways, including through role play or by creating storyboards.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheet
  • Story cards
  • Story sheet
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson3WhatcausedtheGreatFireofLondon

What caused the Great Fire of London? With your class, delve deeper into the reasons why the fire lasted so long, and how London was changed to prevent fires spreading so quickly again.

Children will look at a variety of factors which contributed to the enormity of the fire, including housing, firefighting techniques, the actions of the king and other officials, and the weather.

They will also look at some of the things that were changed to make sure a fire on such a large scale could never happen again.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson4TheDiaryofSamuelPepys

This lesson looks at how we know about the Great Fire of London, focusing specifically on the diary of Samuel Pepys and his actions during September of 1666. It then goes on to look at other sources, such as pictures, objects and newspapers, and encourages your class to consider what kind of information we can find out from each source.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
#Lesson5WhatWeKnow

The final lesson in this series recaps everything children have learnt about the Great Fire of London.

It gives them the opportunity to express their knowledge and understanding through a variety of fun KS1 activities, such as creating pictures, poems, plays and more!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Vocabulary sheet
  • Picture sheet
  • Challenge cards
  • Activity sheets
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through festivals or anniversaries
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