The Great Fire
Outstanding KS1 lessons the Great Fire of London
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Our exciting brand-new outstanding Medium term planner on the Great Fire of London comes with a clear rationale and 6 enquiry-led fully resourced lessons.
The new approach looks at a very familiar topic in a completely new way, including three completely new enquiries which set it apart from the plethora of worksheets that have flooded the market. In particular, the opening session is heavily investigative and sets the tone for pupils working at history detectives throughout. Two new enquiries, which form key questions 4 and 5, look at the human impact of the event, an aspect often ignored.
Why did the Great Fire of 1666 burn down so many more houses than other fires in London at that time?In this exceptional lesson, pupils adopt the role of providers of a new plaque for a monument explaining why the Great Fire of 1666 burnt...
An object-based problem-solving approach to learning about life during the Great Fire
This Smart Task is just part of a lesson and uses the power of concealed objects to fire children’s curiosity. Pupils work to help archaeologists establish the likely owner of the mystery...