The Great Fire of London
In our topic, the children will discover what London was like in 1666. We will make comparisons between then and the present day. The lessons will move on to discover what happened on the night of 2nd September 1666 when the Great Fire of London started. We will discuss why the fire spread quickly and how it was tackled. The children will be introduced to key historical individuals, such as Thomas Farriner, Samuel Pepys, King Charles II and Christopher Wren. We will consider how we find out about the past. We will also have the opportunity to study evidence, such as Samuel Pepys' diary and objects left behind after the fire to help form opinions about what happened over 350 years ago.