What are the different stories of the Great Fire of London?

Year 1

In this project the children answered the question 'What are the different perspectives of the Great Fire of London?'

We started the project by going on a walking tour of where the Great Fire started and hearing about how London was rebuilt. We then heard the story of the Great Fire from lots of different perspectives: the baker; the King; the dutch immigrants. We considered the question: who was to blame for the fire? We explored diaries and had a go at writing our own diaries from the perspective of the people who were alive at the time. We finished by thinking about how 1666 London compares with 2023 London.

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Problem solving and critical thinking

Foundational skills

Taking control of your learning


Care and respect

Working collaboratively

Happiness in body and mind


Creativity and the arts

Expert skills

Design thinking

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