Synopsis: Children investigate the Great Fire of London. They use Samuel Pepys’ diary and use this to write their own diary as if they were there. They could also sequence sentences to write a simple narrative of what happened.
In Science, children explore everyday materials and how this affected the spread of the fire.
In History, children ask and answer questions about this historical event and use simple sources of information.
In Art, children use painting with different brushes to recreate a picture of the fire.
Curriculum areas: English, Science, History, Art, D&T and Computing
Length of theme: 6 weeks