This term our topic is 'Horrible Histories' and we will learning all about life in London in 1666 by looking at the Great Fire of London and how it had a significant impact on the development of modern Britain.
To build upon the children's understanding of London during this time, we will research how the Great Fire started, investigate the factors which contributed to the speed at which it spread and compare the fire service in 1666 to the fire service now. We will also learn about how the fire affected different people and look at the different ways we can find out about historical events.
We will also be focusing on the story of ‘Vlad and the Great Fire of London’ to enhance our topic vocabulary and develop our reading and writing skills.
Click on the fire picture below to find out lots of interesting facts about the Great Fire of London.
Term 3 Curriculum Newsletter
We started our topic by looking at a variety of sources to see what we could find out about the Great Fire of London. We used maps, newspaper articles and paintings.
Then we created our own timeline of the events of the Great Fire of London. Do you know how the fire started?