The Great fire of London is a nationally significant event beyond living memory that children will find incredibly interesting and engaging. The resources detail the key figures during this event and background information on the cause, why it spread so quickly and how we know so much about it. Contains 10 gloss-finished deskmats (42 x 30cm) and a teacher's guide full of detailed notes, cross-curricular opportunities and photocopiable resources. 8pg.
Links directly to the History Curriculum KS1 requirement of learning about significant events beyond living memory
Role Play - encourage children to create and act out a role play about the Great Fire of London - cross-curricular links to Drama. Also encourages children to use correct dates and vocabulary.
Poster - create a poster featuring facts or different people/characters and detailing how it would have affected them - reflects the curricular requirement to communicate knowledge in a variety of ways
Quiz - give children a list of questions for them to search for the answers to, or to test their knowledge
Stories - Cross-curricular activity - link to English by encouraging children to write a story based on the Great Fire - either factual - what happened, or ficitonal - retelling the event through the eyes of a fictional character.
Class Discussion - ask children how they think it would have affected the residents of London at the time, as well as what they think happened afterwards as a result of the fire. Cross-curricular link to English - Speaking and listening.
Display - Create a creative colourful display of children's work
23 Jun 2015
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